Outdoor Resin Wicker
Resin Wicker has become very popular in recent years. This furniture is typically handmade in the same facilities as real wicker and rattan. The frames of these pieces are constructed of various types of resin that mimic the look of natural wicker and rattan but are made to resist moisture, UV light and other elements that would be harmful to natural materials.
Resin Wicker patio furniture should last a long time and with proper maintenance, even longer! Here are some of the basic things that can keep your furniture looking like new.
- Bucket or Spray Bottle
- Soft Bristle Brush or Sponge
Always wear eye and skin protection to prevent liquid or other materials from entering your body.
Soiling and Spills:
It is best to remove soiling and spills as they happen as they will be much easier to clean. This can be done by rinsing the product thoroughly with fresh water and brushing with a soft bristle brush.
To remove stubborn dirt or stains from the frame or heavy soiling that has accumulated over time, clean the frames with warm, water and a mild soap. Brush with a soft bristle brush if necessary.
DO NOT USE SOLVENTS, AEROSOL CARBON TETRACHLORIDE, SCOURING AGENTS, JANITORIAL CLEANERS, GASOLINE, METAL BRUSHES OR HARD PLASTIC BRUSHES TO CLEAN YOUR WICKER. THESE SOLUTIONS/UTENSILS WILL BREAK THE INTEGRITY OF THE WICKER DOWN AND POSSIBLY CAUSE IT TO BECOME STICKY.
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!
Cushions and Fabric:
After a soaking rain or anytime the cores of the cushions get wet it is best to stand the cushion on end to allow them to drain more quickly. This will prevent mold and mildew growth between the frame and the cushion.
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. Repeat if necessary.
DO NOT MACHINE WASH OR MACHINE DRY THE CUSHION CASINGS/COVERS. DOING SO MAY DAMAGES THE SEAMS OF THE CASE OR EVEN SHRINK THEM, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO RESTUFF WITH THE CORE!
Garden Classics® warranties their resin wicker patio furniture against manufacturer defect for the following terms:
Furniture Frames: 3 years
Furniture Finish: 3 years
Cushions & Fabric: 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.
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.