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Care Instructions

PE Wicker

WHY PE WICKER?

  • Highly durable
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean
  • UV, fade and water resistant
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Low maintenance

HOW TO CLEAN PE WICKER

  1. Remove all cushions and coverings before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a dry cloth or soft vacuum attachment
  3. Gently wipe off any sticky marks or stubborn spots with a damp wet cloth or soft-bristled brush
  4. Prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 tablespoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Apply to a clean microfibre cloth and wipe down all surfaces
  6. Rinse off thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to remove any excess detergent
  7. Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe down all surfaces and allow to dry naturally
  8. Repeat the cleaning process every 2-3 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to damage
  • Don’t hose down furniture during periods of extreme heat - sudden temperature changes may cause stress on a material which can weaken it long-term
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials

Warwick® Fabrics

WHY WARWICK® FABRICS?

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • More variety by way of colour, pattern and weave
  • Smooth to the touch with a soft hand
  • Easily styled to suit most spaces
  • A cost-effective alternative to leather

HOW TO CLEAN WARWICK® FABRIC

  1. Remove all throws and accessories before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a dry cloth or soft vacuum attachment
  3. Apply a small amount of fabric care cleaner such as Guardsman Fabric Protector and use as directed
  4. Alternatively, prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 teaspoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Spray the solution on all fabric upholstery surfaces and clean with a microfibre cloth, using only a light pressure and moving in one direction only
  6. Use a clean towel to remove any excess solution and allow the furniture to dry naturally before use
  7. Repeat the cleaning process every 2-3 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Weekly vacuuming is recommended, using a soft-brush attachment and low suction
  • Blot liquid spills and stains immediately with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, working from the outside of the stain to the inside using only just enough pressure to remove the substance
  • Don’t rub - instead, wipe down surfaces from seam-to-seam using only a light pressure to avoid colour lifting and to prevent stains from getting embedded due to vigorous cleaning
  • Clean the entire surface area where applicable to avoid staining and water rings
  • Don’t allow upholstery to stay wet - clean spills immediately using the correct cleaning method and remove excess moisture
  • Always allow upholstered furniture to air-dry completely before use
  • Do not use a hair dryer or heater to dry upholstered furniture
  • Where applicable, fluff and rotate cushions regularly to maintain shape and increase longevity
  • Visit Warwick Fabrics for detailed information on proper stain removal of certain substances and additional cleaning advice

Timber

WHY TIMBER?

  • Highly durable
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean
  • Low maintenance
  • Traditional styling to suit most spaces

HOW TO CLEAN TIMBER

  1. Remove all objects and items before cleaning
  2. Wipe away any light dust and particles with a dry microfiber cloth
  3. Prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 teaspoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water and spray onto the surface, paying special attention to sticky marks or stubborn spots
  4. Wipe down thoroughly with a clean, dry microfiber cloth or soft-bristled brush
  5. Repeat the previous step with an additional clean, dry microfiber cloth until all excess liquid has been wiped dry
  6. Repeat the cleaning process every 1-2 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt and dust, which may lead to damage
  • Use coasters, placemats and heat mats as appropriate to increase longevity
  • Don’t use your tabletop as a food preparation surface; always use a chopping board when cutting food items as a knife can cause damage to the surface
  • Regular polishing and waxing is recommended to assist in the protection and enhancement of wooden furniture

Texteline Outdoor Fabric

WHY TEXTELINE OUTDOOR FABRIC?

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • UV, fade and water resistant
  • Anti-pilling
  • Low maintenance

HOW TO CLEAN TEXTELINE OUTDOOR FABRIC

  1. Remove all throws and accessories before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a soft-bristled brush or soft vacuum attachment
  3. Apply an outdoor fabric cleaning solution such as Guardsman Weather Defence Fabric Protector to all Texteline upholstered surfaces and use as directed
  4. Alternatively, prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 teaspoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Spray the solution on all Texteline fabric surfaces and clean with a microfibre cloth or soft-bristled brush, moving in one direction only
  6. Rinse off thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to remove any excess detergent and allow to dry naturally
  7. Repeat the cleaning process every 1-2 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to damage
  • Blot liquid spills and stains immediately with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, working from the outside of the stain to the inside using only just enough pressure to remove the substance
  • Don’t rub - instead, wipe down surfaces from seam-to-seam using only a light pressure to avoid colour lifting and to prevent stains from getting embedded due to vigorous cleaning
  • Clean the entire surface area of the upholstery to avoid water rings and stains
  • Don’t allow upholstery to stay wet - keep cushions out of heavy rain, clean spills immediately using the correct cleaning method and remove excess moisture
  • Prop wet cushions on their sides to allow easy and efficient drainage
  • Always allow outdoor furniture to air-dry completely before use
  • Do not use a hair dryer or heater to dry upholstery
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials





Sunbrella® Outdoor Fabric

WHY SUNBRELLA® OUTDOOR FABRIC?

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • UV, fade and weather resistant
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Bleach cleanable

HOW TO CLEAN SUNBRELLA® OUTDOOR FABRIC

  1. Remove all throws and accessories before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a dry cloth or soft vacuum attachment
  3. Apply an outdoor fabric cleaning solution such as Guardsman Weather Defence Fabric Protector and use as directed
  4. Alternatively, prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 teaspoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Spray the solution on all Sunbrella® fabric surfaces and clean with a microfibre cloth or soft-bristled brush, moving in one direction only
  6. Rinse off thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to remove any excess detergent and allow to dry naturally
  7. Repeat the cleaning process every 2-3 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to damage
  • Blot liquid spills and stains immediately with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, working from the outside of the stain to the inside using only just enough pressure to remove the substance
  • Don’t rub - instead, wipe down surfaces from seam-to-seam using only a light pressure to avoid colour lifting and to prevent stains from getting embedded due to vigorous cleaning
  • Clean the entire surface area of the upholstery to avoid water rings and stains
  • Don’t allow upholstery to stay wet - keep cushions out of heavy rain, clean spills immediately using the correct cleaning method and remove excess moisture
  • Prop wet cushions on their sides to allow easy and efficient drainage
  • Always allow outdoor furniture to air-dry completely before use
  • Do not use a hair dryer or heater to dry upholstery
  • Where applicable, fluff and rotate cushions regularly to maintain shape and increase longevity
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials

HOW TO CLEAN MOLD & MILDEW FROM SUNBRELLA® OUTDOOR FABRIC

Sunbrella® fabrics do not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric. To remove mold or mildew:

  1. Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and one fourth cup mild soap per 4 litres of water
  2. Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes
  3. Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush
  4. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue
  5. Allow to air dry completely before use

HOW TO CLEAN OIL-BASED STAINS FROM SUNBRELLA® OUTDOOR FABRIC

  1. Immediately apply an absorbent such as corn starch directly on the oil-based stain
  2. Allow to sit for 10 minutes
  3. Remove the excess using a straight edge or ruler - this helps remove the stain and prevents it from being pressed into the fabric
  4. Proceed with the regular cleaning process as described above

Stainless Steel

WHY STAINLESS STEEL?

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • UV and weather resistant
  • Rust resistant
  • Environmentally-friendly

HOW TO CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL

  1. Remove all cushions and coverings before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a dry cloth
  3. Gently wipe off any sticky marks or stubborn spots with a damp wet cloth or soft-bristled brush
  4. Prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 tablespoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Apply to a clean microfibre cloth and wipe down all surfaces
  6. Rinse off thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to remove any excess detergent
  7. Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe down all surfaces and allow to dry naturally
  8. Repeat the cleaning process every 3-4 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to damage such as teastaining
  • Don’t hose down furniture during periods of extreme heat - sudden temperature changes may cause stress on a material which can weaken it long-term
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials

HOW TO REMOVE HARD-WATER STAINS

Due to it’s high mineral content, hard-water scaling may occur as a result of exposure to the elements, or lack of routine maintenance. Try the following steps to removing calcium deposits and hard water spots.

  1. Prepare a solution of equal parts white vinegar and distilled water
  2. Spray the solution directly on to the stain and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes
  3. Rinse thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to ensuring all residue has been removed
  4. If the scaling has only been slightly lifted, repeat steps 2 and 3 to allow the stain more time to soak
  5. If successful, allow to air dry completely before use, otherwise proceed to the next step
  6. Prepare a paste consisting of 3 parts baking soda, 1 part distilled water and a few drops of white vinegar
  7. Apply the paste to a clean sponge and gently scrub the stain
  8. Apply more paste directly on to the stain and allow to sit for 15 minutes
  9. Rinse thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to ensuring all residue has been removed
  10. Re-apply the paste for a second time if required

HOW TO REMOVE TEA STAINING

Tea staining is a cosmetic issue that appears as a discolouration of stainless steel surfaces, usually as a result of superficial corrosion. This may be caused by a number of factors, including proximity to coastal areas, exposure to the air borne pollutants, as well as lack of routine maintenance. Although tea staining does not affect the structural integrity or life of the material, it is important to tend to staining problems immediately using the methods outlined below*:

  1. Treat the surface to dissolve the stain by using a phosphoric acid mixture, but avoid using a mixtures containing hypochlorite, hydrochloric acid or chlorine
  2. Wet the surface with the solution, at the recommended dilution using a rag or soft-bristled brush
  3. Leave the solution on the surface until the stain has been removed - about 30 minutes or longer, ensuring the surface is never dried out
  4. It often helps to renew the application during this time - mild rubbing with the applicator may help to dislodge heavier deposits
  5. If required, gel or paste formulations are available to help the acid stay on the surface, particularly when on steep & vertical surfaces
  6. Alternatively, a sulphamic acid based powder cleaner (e.g. Essteele Stainless Steel Cleaner) on a moist rag can be used. The stains can be scrubbed off – once over to leave some chemical on the surface, then a second scrub after five or ten minutes is usually effective.

*Adapted from Austral Wright

Polyurethane

WHY POLYURETHANE?

  • Protective finish
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Low maintenance

HOW TO CLEAN POLYURETHANE

  1. Remove all objects and items before cleaning
  2. Wipe away any light dust and particles with a dry microfiber cloth
  3. Wipe off any sticky marks or stubborn spots with a damp wet cloth or soft-bristled brush
  4. Prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 tablespoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water and spray onto the entire surface
  5. Wipe down thoroughly with a clean, dry microfiber cloth - moving in one direction only
  6. Repeat the previous step with an additional clean, dry microfiber cloth until all excess liquid has been wiped dry
  7. Repeat the cleaning process every 2-4 weeks, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt and dust, which may lead to damage
  • Use coasters, placemats and heat mats as appropriate to increase longevity
  • Don’t use your tabletop as a food preparation surface; always use a chopping board when cutting food items as a knife can cause damage to the surface

MODA Outdoor Fabric

WHY MODA OUTDOOR FABRIC?

  • Multiple colours
  • Water resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Machine washable

HOW TO CLEAN MODA OUTDOOR FABRIC

  1. Remove all throws and accessories before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a dry cloth or soft vacuum attachment
  3. Apply an outdoor fabric cleaning solution such as Guardsman Weather Defence Fabric Protector and use as directed
  4. Alternatively, prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 teaspoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Spray the solution on all fabric surfaces and allow to soak for 5 minutes
  6. Clean with a soft-bristled brush, moving in one direction only
  7. Rinse off thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to remove any excess detergent and allow to dry naturally
  8. For machine washable cushion covers: remove covers carefully (see ADDITIONAL TIPS below) and place in a cold-water, gentle cycle with regular washing detergent
  9. Once machine-washed, allow the cushion covers to dry naturally before attempting to put the covers back on
  10. Repeat the cleaning process every 2-3 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

HOW TO CLEAN OUTDOOR FOAM CUSHIONS

  1. Remove covers carefully (see ADDITIONAL TIPS below)
  2. Prepare a lukewarm-water bath consisting of 1 teaspoon mild, ph-neutral soap for every 1 litre of water and soak foam cushions - a clean sink or bathtub works best
  3. Hand-wash and rinse thoroughly with cold water, until the water runs clear
  4. Press gently to remove excess water and allow to dry naturally
  5. Do not apply cushion covers until the foam is completely dry
  6. Repeat the cleaning process every 2-3 months, or as required

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • To remove fabric covers, unzip the cover fully, fold the cushion in half to allow the opening some slack and gently pull out
  • Be mindful that zippers are fragile and force should never be used when opening, as this may result in breakage
  • Do not remove the Dacron mesh lining from the foam, as this will reduce mould-resistant properties and cushion longevity
  • Take care when removing cushion covers as zippers may catch on to the Dacron lining, resulting in a jammed zipper
  • A quick solution of WD-40 sprayed onto a cotton bud may assist with stiff zippers - simply apply to the teeth of the zipper, paying special attention to the zipper tab
  • Turn covers inside out to protect the zippers while cleaning
  • When putting the covers back on (once dry), do not immediately zip up - instead, leave them unzipped, take a seat and allow the foam some time to work it’s way back into the cover before zipping up
  • Do not dry-clean, tumble-dry or wring-dry cushion covers or foam as this may cause damage   
  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to damage
  • Blot liquid spills and stains immediately with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, working from the outside of the stain to the inside using only just enough pressure to remove the substance
  • Don’t rub - instead, wipe down surfaces from seam-to-seam using only a light pressure to avoid colour lifting and to prevent stains from getting embedded due to vigorous cleaning
  • Clean the entire surface area of the upholstery to avoid water rings and stains
  • Don’t allow upholstery to stay wet - keep cushions out of heavy rain, clean spills immediately using the correct cleaning method and remove excess moisture
  • Prop wet cushions on their sides to allow easy and efficient drainage
  • Always allow outdoor furniture to air-dry completely before use
  • Do not use a hair dryer or heater to dry upholstery
  • Where applicable, fluff and rotate cushions regularly to maintain shape and increase longevity
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials

Leather

WHY LEATHER?

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Shape retaining
  • Stylish yet practical
  • Hypoallergenic

HOW TO CLEAN LEATHER

  1. Remove all cushions and coverings before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a dry cloth or soft vacuum attachment.
  3. Gently wipe off any sticky marks or remaining dirt with a damp wet cloth
  4. Apply a leather care cleaner such as Guardsman Leather Clean & Renew and use as directed
  5. Alternatively, apply a mild, ph-neutral soap and water solution to a clean, microfibre cloth and wipe down all surfaces in a circular motion, using only a light pressure
  6. Use a clean towel to remove any excess solution and allow the furniture to dry naturally
  7. If using a high quality leather cleaner, follow up with a leather care protector such as Guardsman Leather Protector to help aid against premature aging and damaging stains, and use as directed
  8. Repeat the cleaning process every 3-4 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Weekly vacuuming is recommended, using a soft-brush attachment and low suction
  • Keep in mind that shoes,  belt buckles, buttons and clothing such as jeans or dyed garments may lead to scuffing, indentation, discolouration and unsightly damage 
  • Use a leather care conditioner such as Guardsman Leather Clean & Condition every 3-6 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use
  • Blot liquid spills and stains immediately with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, working from the outside of the stain to the inside using only just enough pressure to remove the substance
  • Don’t rub - use only a circular motion and light pressure when cleaning to avoid colour lifting and to prevent stains from getting embedded due to vigorous cleaning
  • Clean the entire surface area where applicable to avoid staining and water rings
  • Don’t allow upholstery to stay wet - clean spills immediately using the correct cleaning method and remove excess moisture 
  • Always allow upholstered furniture to air-dry completely before use
  • Do not use a hair dryer or heater to dry upholstered furniture
  • Never use harsh chemicals, oils, waxes or saddle soaps to clean your leather furniture
  • Where applicable, fluff and rotate cushions regularly to maintain shape and increase longevity

Tempered Glass

WHY TEMPERED GLASS?

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Safety glass
  • Low maintenance

HOW TO CLEAN TEMPERED GLASS

  1. Remove all objects and items before cleaning
  2. Wipe away any light dust and particles with a dry microfiber cloth from both sides of the glass
  3. Wipe off any sticky marks or stubborn spots with a damp wet cloth or soft-bristled brush
  4. Prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 teaspoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water and spray onto the entire glass surface
  5. Wipe down thoroughly with a clean, dry microfiber cloth or newspaper - moving in one direction only
  6. Repeat the previous step with an additional clean, dry microfiber cloth until all excess liquid has been wiped dry
  7. Repeat the cleaning process every 1-2 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Tempered glass has been hardened to resist breakage, but by no means should it be considered unbreakable or scratch-proof
  • In the event of breakage, tempered glass will shatter into small cubes rather than large jagged sheets to minimise the risk of injury, however caution should always be exercised when dealing with breakages
  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to damage
  • Don’t hose down furniture during periods of extreme heat - sudden temperature changes may cause stress on a material which can weaken it long-term
  • Use coasters, placemats and heat mats as appropriate to increase longevity
  • Don’t drop hard or heavy items on to the surface; this may stress the glass, even when dropped from a short distance
  • Don’t use your tabletop as a food preparation surface; always use a chopping board when cutting food items as a knife can cause damage to the surface
  • Don’t apply glass cleaner to painted or frosted glass; this can cause peeling or discolouration
  • Don’t allow pools of water to sit on the glass; on sunny days, this creates a lens effect which may cause the coloured coating on the underside of the glass to peel or fade due to “hot spots”
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials

General

Proper care and maintenance on a routine basis is essential to prolonging the life of your furniture. We recommend using the following information as a guide to ensuring your furniture is performing at peak condition, so you can relax and enjoy it for years to come.

GENERAL ADVICE

  • Test out any new cleaning solutions on a hidden area before applying to the entire furniture piece
  • Use distilled water where possible when cleaning, for best results
  • Dust regularly to prevent buildup of dirt, particles or airborne pollutants which may cause damage
  • Remove day-to-day marks as they appear to prevent buildup of stubborn stains
  • Avoid using steel wool, scourers or any other abrasive materials when cleaning furniture
  • Strong bleaches and chloride-based cleaners may damage or dull the material’s finish and should be avoided at all times, unless stated otherwise
  • Keep furniture at a safe distance from excessive heat sources such as heaters, fireplaces and firepits to avoid damage, whether indoors or outside
  • Keep furniture out of harsh, direct sunlight to avoid premature fading and discoloration
  • Keep furniture out of direct contact with nails, claws and other sharp objects which may lead to scratches, tears or unsightly damage
  • Keep furniture covered during extensive periods of non-use
  • Maintain a regular care and maintenance schedule to increase the furniture’s longevity

Prevention is often the best cure. Any signs of damage or defect should be reported immediately. Please refer to our Warranty section for more information, or contact our Customer Support Team if you require assistance.



Fabric

WHY FABRIC?

  • More variety by way of colour, pattern and weave
  • Smooth to the touch with a soft hand
  • Easily styled to suit most spaces
  • A cost-effective solution to leather

HOW TO CLEAN INDOOR FABRIC

  1. Remove all throws and accessories before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a dry cloth or soft vacuum attachment
  3. Apply a small amount of fabric care cleaner such as Guardsman Fabric Protector and use as directed
  4. Alternatively, prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 teaspoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Spray the solution on all fabric upholstery surfaces and clean with a microfibre cloth, using only a light pressure and moving in one direction only
  6. Use a clean towel to remove any excess solution and allow the furniture to dry naturally before use
  7. Repeat the cleaning process every 2-3 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

 ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Weekly vacuuming is recommended, using a soft-brush attachment and low suction
  • Blot liquid spills and stains immediately with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, working from the outside of the stain to the inside using only just enough pressure to remove the substance
  • Don’t rub - instead, wipe down surfaces from seam-to-seam using only a light pressure to avoid colour lifting and to prevent stains from getting embedded due to vigorous cleaning
  • Clean the entire surface area where applicable to avoid staining and water rings
  • Don’t allow upholstery to stay wet - clean spills immediately using the correct cleaning method and remove excess moisture
  • Always allow upholstered furniture to air-dry completely before use
  • Do not use a hair dryer or heater to dry upholstered furniture
  • Where applicable, fluff and rotate cushions regularly to maintain shape and increase longevity

Ceramic

WHY CERAMIC?

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Low maintenance

HOW TO CLEAN CERAMIC FURNITURE

  1. Remove all objects and items before cleaning
  2. Wipe away any light dust and particles with a dry microfiber cloth
  3. Wipe off any sticky marks or stubborn spots with a damp wet cloth or soft-bristled brush
  4. Prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 tablespoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water and spray onto the entire surface
  5. Wipe down thoroughly with a clean, dry microfiber cloth - moving in one direction only
  6. Repeat the previous step with an additional clean, dry microfiber cloth until all excess liquid has been wiped dry
  7. Repeat the cleaning process every 1-2 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to damage
  • Don’t hose down furniture during periods of extreme heat - sudden temperature changes may cause stress on a material which can weaken it long-term
  • Use coasters, placemats and heat mats as appropriate to increase longevity
  • Don’t drop hard or heavy items on to the surface; this may cause damage, even when dropped from a short distance
  • Don’t use your tabletop as a food preparation surface; always use a chopping board when cutting food items as a knife can cause damage to the surface
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials

Axroma® Outdoor Fabric

 WHY AXROMA®OUTDOOR FABRIC?

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • UV, fade and weather resistant
  • Mold and mildew resistant

HOW TO CLEAN AXROMA® OUTDOOR FABRIC

  1. Remove all throws and accessories before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a dry cloth or soft vacuum attachment
  3. Apply an outdoor fabric cleaning solution such as Guardsman Weather Defence Fabric Protector and use as directed
  4. Alternatively, prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 teaspoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Spray the solution on all Axroma® fabric surfaces and clean with a microfibre cloth or soft-bristled brush, moving in one direction only
  6. Rinse off thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to remove any excess detergent and allow to dry naturally
  7. Repeat the cleaning process every 2-3 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to damage
  • Blot liquid spills and stains immediately with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, working from the outside of the stain to the inside using only just enough pressure to remove the substance
  • Don’t rub - instead, wipe down surfaces from seam-to-seam using only a light pressure to avoid colour lifting and to prevent stains from getting embedded due to vigorous cleaning
  • Clean the entire surface area of the upholstery to avoid water rings and stains
  • Don’t allow upholstery to stay wet - keep cushions out of heavy rain, clean spills immediately using the correct cleaning method and remove excess moisture
  • Prop wet cushions on their sides to allow easy and efficient drainage
  • Always allow outdoor furniture to air-dry completely before use
  • Do not use a hair dryer or heater to dry upholstery
  • Where applicable, fluff and rotate cushions regularly to maintain shape and increase longevity
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials

HOW TO CLEAN MOLD & MILDEW FROM AXROMA® OUTDOOR FABRIC

Axroma® fabrics do not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric. To remove mold or mildew: 

  1. Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and one fourth cup mild soap per 4 litres of water
  2. Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes
  3. Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush
  4. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue
  5. Allow to air dry completely before use

Powder Coated Aluminium

WHY POWDER COATED ALUMINIUM?

  • Highly durable
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean
  • Rust proof
  • UV, fade and weather resistant
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Low maintenance

HOW TO CLEAN POWDER COATED ALUMINIUM

  1. Remove all objects and items before cleaning
  2. Wipe away any light dust and particles with a dry microfiber cloth
  3. Wipe off any sticky marks or stubborn spots with a damp wet cloth or soft-bristled brush
  4. Prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 tablespoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Apply to a clean microfibre cloth and wipe down all surfaces
  6. Rinse off thoroughly with clean water to remove any excess detergent
  7. Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe down all surfaces and allow to dry naturally
  8. Repeat the cleaning process every 3-6 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to spotting and staining
  • Don’t hose down your furniture during periods of extreme heat; sudden temperature changes may cause stress on a material which can weaken it long-term
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials
  • Do not under any circumstances use strong solvents such as thinners or solutions containing chlorinated hydrocarbons, esters or ketones
  • Abrasive cleaners or cutting compounds should not be used
  • Interpon Powder Coatings recommends nothing stronger than white spirits to assist with stubborn stains such as hard water spots / calcium stains
  • When using white spirits, cleaning should be carried out in shade and during cooler temperatures using a soft cloth and gentle wiping only
  • It is also recommended that prior to use, a small non-visible area of the powder coated article be tested to ensure that no visual color change or damage will occur, particularly with bright and deep colors

HOW TO REMOVE HARD-WATER STAINS

Due to it’s high mineral content, hard-water scaling may occur as a result of exposure to the elements, or lack of routine maintenance. Try the following steps to removing calcium deposits and hard water spots.

  1. Prepare a solution of equal parts white vinegar and distilled water
  2. Spray the solution directly on to the stain and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes
  3. Rinse thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to ensuring all residue has been removed
  4. If the scaling has only been slightly lifted, repeat steps 2 and 3 to allow the stain more time to soak
  5. If successful, allow to air dry completely before use, otherwise proceed to the next step
  6. Prepare a paste consisting of 3 parts baking soda, 1 part distilled water and a few drops of white vinegar
  7. Apply the paste to a clean sponge and gently scrub the stain
  8. Apply more paste directly on to the stain and allow to sit for 15 minutes
  9. Rinse thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to ensuring all residue has been removed
  10. Re-apply the paste for a second time if required

Citel® Outdoor Fabric

WHY CITEL® OUTDOOR FABRIC?

  • Highly durable
  • Easy to clean
  • UV and weather resistant

HOW TO CLEAN CITEL® OUTDOOR FABRIC

  1. Remove all throws and accessories before cleaning
  2. Remove any loose dirt and particles with a soft-bristled brush or soft vacuum attachment
  3. Apply an outdoor fabric cleaning solution such as Guardsman Weather Defence Fabric Protector to all CITEL® upholstered surfaces and use as directed
  4. Alternatively, prepare a mild cleaning solution consisting of approximately 2 teaspoons of ph-neutral soap with 1 litre of water
  5. Spray the solution on all CITEL® fabric surfaces and clean with a microfibre cloth or soft-bristled brush, moving in one direction only
  6. Rinse off thoroughly with a clean, wet cloth to remove any excess detergent and allow to dry naturally
  7. Repeat the cleaning process every 1-2 months, depending on the furniture’s level of use

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Wipe down surfaces regularly to prevent buildup of excess dirt, dust, salt or chlorine, which may lead to damage
  • Blot liquid spills and stains immediately with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, working from the outside of the stain to the inside using only just enough pressure to remove the substance
  • Don’t rub - instead, wipe down surfaces from seam-to-seam using only a light pressure to avoid colour lifting and to prevent stains from getting embedded due to vigorous cleaning
  • Clean the entire surface area of the upholstery to avoid water rings and stains
  • Don’t allow upholstery to stay wet - keep cushions out of heavy rain, clean spills immediately using the correct cleaning method and remove excess moisture
  • Prop wet cushions on their sides to allow easy and efficient drainage
  • Always allow outdoor furniture to air-dry completely before use
  • Do not use a hair dryer or heater to dry upholstery
  • Where applicable, fluff and rotate cushions regularly to maintain shape and increase longevity
  • Prolonged outdoor use in extreme weather conditions is not recommended
  • Cover furniture when not in use to prevent damage from inclement weather, leaf mulch, sap and wildlife
  • Consider furniture placement and avoid areas that are likely to cause excessive build up of corrosive materials

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