General Outdoor Upholstery Care
We offer Golden Care® Outdoor Fabric Cleaner and Outdoor Fabric Protector. Follow instructions on bottle for best results.
Flip, rotate and fluff removable cushions regularly to ensure even wear and increase longevity.
Covering outdoor upholstered furniture when not in use will reduce the need for cleaning.
During the off season, cover your outdoor upholstery and, if possible, store it in an enclosed, dry area. This will extend the life of your furniture. Clean before covering and storing.
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.
Our outdoor 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, or clean tougher stains:
Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of water.
Use a misting spray bottle to spray the solution onto the dirty area, and allow it to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.
Working from the outside of the dirty area inwards, use a sponge or very soft bristle brush to work the solution into the fabric. Rinse your sponge or brush frequently as you work. (It's best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings.)
Rinse thoroughly to remove all residue.
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.