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Care Instructions

Outdoor Stainless Steel

  • Regular cleaning every few weeks will help remove dirt and air pollutants that may pit the surface. Simply rinse with a hose.
  • We recommend using Golden Care Stainless Steel Rust Preventer & Protector once per season to help prevent rust and staining. A light application of car wax can also provide protection.
  • In general, any sign of rust, scratches, scuffs or staining can be easily removed with a metal polish such as Golden Care Stainless Steel Rust Remover & Cleaner. For best results, follow the instructions on the product’s label.
  • When used near the ocean, chlorinated water or dense urban areas with higher concentrations of air pollutants, more frequent care and maintenance will be required to extend the life and beauty of the stainless steel. Consider powder-coated finishes in these situations.

Powder-coated Steel and Aluminum

  • For regular maintenance, hose off the surface every few weeks.
  • Wipe up spills immediately.
  • Clean with a damp cloth and mild soap as needed, and follow with a fresh water rinse.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaners as they can scratch or dull the surface of your furniture.

Recycled HDPE and Plastics

  • For regular maintenance, hose off the surface periodically and spot clean with a damp cloth.
  • To remove hard water spots from your plastic furniture, use a solution of vinegar and water.
  • Avoid using products that will dull the surface, such as ethyl alcohol, abrasive solvents, cleaning powders, steel wool or scouring pads.
  • To prevent scratches, do not drag objects across the surface of the plastic. Sharp objects can damage the plastic just as they would damage metal or wood.
  • Always use a cloth or trivet when placing hot items on the surface.

Emu-Tex

  • For regular maintenance, hose off the surface periodically and spot clean with a damp cloth.
  • To remove stains, use water and gentle, colorless liquid detergents. Let the detergent sit for a few minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
  • If you choose to use a pressure washer, keep the nozzle at least three feet from the surface of your furniture.
  • Avoid using products that will dull the surface, such as ethyl alcohol, abrasive solvents, cleaning powders, steel wool or scouring pads.
  • To prevent stains, avoid prolonged contact with oily substances and dyes.

Xyloplast weave

  • For regular maintenance, hose off the surface periodically and spot clean with a damp cloth. Let air dry.
  • Avoid using products that will dull the surface, such as ethyl alcohol, abrasive solvents, cleaning powders, steel wool or scouring pads.
  • To prevent scratches, do not drag objects across the surface of the plastic. Sharp objects can damage the plastic just as they would damage metal or wood.
  • To prevent fading, keep in a shaded area when not in use.

Ipe

  • If exposed to the elements and left untreated, ipe will gradually develop a grey patina. Treating the wood minimizes this color change, but isn't required to retain its durability and resistance to the elements.
  • To revitalize ipe's color, treat annually with products designed for tropical hardwoods, such as no-VOC Penofin Verde oil in Natural or water-based Golden Care products, including Hardwood & Teak Cleaner, Hardwood Protector and Hardwood & Teak Shield. For best results, follow the instructions on the product's label.
  • To extend its life, cover ipe furniture or store it indoors when not in use.

Reclaimed Wood

  • Reclaimed wood will gradually develop a grey patina, including natural variations in wood species. Treating the wood minimizes this color change, but isn't required to retain its durability and resistance to the elements.
  • To revitalize reclaimed wood's color, treat annually with products designed for outdoor hardwoods. For best results, follow the instructions on the product's label.
  • To extend its life, cover reclaimed wood furniture or store it indoors when not in use.

Clear glass

  • Clean with glass cleaner. Wipe dry.
  • Avoid dragging sharp or rough objects across glass. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats to help prevent scratches.
  • Avoid harsh, abrasive cleaners and do not use scrapers or razor blades to clean glass.

Frosted glass

  • Clean the top surface with glass cleaner. Wipe dry.
  • To clean and remove fingerprints from the sandblasted underside of the glass, use a damp lint-free cloth and mineral spirits. Wipe dry.
  • For stubborn stains on the sandblasted underside of the glass, apply a small amount of SoftScrub® with a lint-free cloth and rinse with water. Wipe dry.
  • Avoid dragging sharp or rough objects across glass. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats to help prevent scratches.
  • Avoid harsh, abrasive cleaners and do not use scrapers or razor blades to clean glass.

Colored glass

  • Clean the top surface with lint-free damp cloth. Wipe dry with a lint-free cloth.
  • For stubborn spots, use a gentle glass cleaner. Spray the cloth first to avoid drips, which can damage the film-coated underside of the glass.
  • Avoid dragging sharp or rough objects across glass. Use adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats to help prevent scratches.
  • Avoid harsh, abrasive cleaners and do not use scrapers or razor blades to clean glass.

Granite

  • Our granite is not sealed. You may apply an over-the-counter sealant, which will provide a small amount of surface protection, but we still recommend cleaning spills promptly.
  • Use a slightly damp cloth to clean as needed. Wipe dry.
  • Avoid using abrasive cleaners, chemical solvents, strong detergents, cleaners with bleach, and furniture polish.
  • Use trivets, coasters, placemats and adhesive felt pads to help prevent scratches.

Sunbrella® Outdoor Fabric Cleaning

  • For light overall cleaning, brush off loose dirt and rinse with water.
  • For spot cleaning, use a sponge or soft bristle brush with a solution of 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of water. Rinse thoroughly, air dry. We also recommend Folex® water-based stain remover for spot cleaning. Follow label directions for best results.
  • Sunbrella fabrics do not promote mold or mildew growth; however, it may grow on dirt and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric. To remove mold or mildew:
    • Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and ¼ cup mild soap per gallon of water.
    • Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.
    • Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush. (It’s best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings.)
    • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
    • Air dry.
  • You may also machine wash or hand wash any removable fabric casings. To wash, first close all zippers. Machine wash in cold water on the delicate cycle with normal amounts of mild laundry detergent. For severe mold or mildew, add 1 cup of bleach. Allow fabric to air dry. Do not tumble dry.
  • Do not dry clean fabrics. If ironing is necessary, use the synthetic setting with no steam and test a small, inconspicuous area first.

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