Aluminum is a popular choice for patio furniture in tropical and wet environments due to its remarkable corrosion resistance. This resistance to corrosion makes it long lasting and easy to maintain. Aluminum's easy maintenance coupled with the fast drying sling material make this type of furniture long lasting and effortless to own.
Aluminum patio furniture should last a long time and with proper maintenance, even longer! Here are some basic things that can keep your furniture looking like new.
Always wear eye and skin protection to prevent liquid or other materials from entering your body.
Soiling and Spills:
If you notice soiling or a spill, it is best to remove it right away. Large debris (like leaves) should be picked up by hand. Light soiling and dirt can often be removed by rinsing the product with fresh water and brushing it with a soft bristle brush.
To remove stubborn dirt or stains from the frames or heavy soiling that has accumulated over time, clean the furniture with warm soapy water and use a soft bristle brush if needed.
To maintain the original luster on smooth finishes, use a fine automobile wax and follow the directions specified on the container. Try to avoid getting wax onto the sling fabric, as it is often times difficult to remove. On textured finishes periodically apply mineral or baby oil.
DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER TO CLEAN YOUR FURNITURE. IT WILL VOID MOST FACTORY WARRANTIES. The force of compressed water can damage or remove the finish and could harm the fabric. Tossing patio furniture in a freshly treated pool IS NOT recommended. This can cause long term problems for both your furniture and your pool!
DO NOT MACHINE WASH OR MACHINE DRY THE CUSHION CASINGS/COVERS. DOING SO MAY DAMAGE THE SEAMS OF THE CASE OR EVEN SHRINK THEM, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO RESTUFF THE CUSHION CORE!
Spot wash the fabric to clean spills by using a sponge or a soft bristle brush with a warm, soapy solution of mild detergent (Joy® or Ivory® liquid). Brush or sponge the soiled area and rinse thoroughly with fresh water. Allow to air dry.
For stubborn stains or to remove discoloration from mildew use a mixture of one part bleach to 6 parts water. Spot test a small area in an inconspicuous location for color fastness. Apply the mixture to the sling fabric and brush with a soft bristle brush. Take care not to get any on your clothes as it will discolor them. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and allow to air dry. Repeat again if necessary.
DO NOT USE STEAM OR WATER EXCEDING 100° F TO CLEAN YOUR SLING FABRIC. DO NOT USE SOLVENTS, CARBON TETRACHLORIDE, SCOURING AGENTS, JANITORIAL CLEANSERS, GASOLINE, METAL BRUSHES OR HARD PLASTIC BRUSHES TO CLEAN YOUR SLING FABRIC.
Clean with a mixture of mild soap and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry. To protect the strap, spray Armor All® on the vinyl strap after they are clean and dry. All vinyl straps contain an effective fungicide and UV stabilizers. If not maintained and cleaned periodically, mold and mildew will begin to grow on the accumulated dirt and grime and eventually migrate to the vinyl strap. Once the vinyl strap is stained with mold or mildew it is very hard to clean and in some cases impossible to remove the discoloration. A vinyl strap chair can have newly purchased straps put on to give it a fresh new look.
DO NOT USE SOLVENTS, CARBON TETRACHLORIDE, SCOURING AGENTS, JANITORIAL CLEANSERS, GASOLINE, METAL BRUSHES OR HARD PLASTIC BRUSHES TO CLEAN YOUR STRAPS.
Garden Classics warranties their aluminum patio furniture against manufacturer defect for the following terms:
Furniture Frames: 3 years
Furniture Finish: 3 years
Sling Material: 1 year
Vinyl Strapping: 1 year
Warranties listed on this document are not exhaustive and will be serviced at our discretion. All warranties described herein apply to residential use only. These warranties are intended to provide a remedy for damage or failure resulting from a manufacturer defect. Conditions resulting from abuse, neglect, improper care or usage, accidents, normal wear and tear, or acts of nature are not covered. Fading, pilling and soiling of fabrics is not warrantied. Furniture used in a commercial setting is not covered under the warranties described here. Natural wicker, rattan and upholstered furniture is intended for indoor use only. Damage or wear resulting from using this furniture in an area open to the elements will not be covered.
For more information regarding warranty service and specific service or warranty related issues, please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by toll free telephone: (877) 538-5783.