CLEANING TIPS

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People often ask us for cleaning tips, so we put together a list based on manufacturer’s cleaning suggestions:


he only maintenance necessary for your furniture is periodic cleaning. First, hose down the furniture with fresh water. Avoid spraying the teak with a high pressure hose, as high pressure can erode the surface of the timber. Next, scrub the wet furniture using a soft bristle brush and a solution of 2/3 cup laundry detergent and 1/4 cup bleach in 1 gallon of warm water. When finished, rinse the entire piece with fresh water to remove any remaining cleaning solution. For more difficult stains like grease and red wine, we recommend using Kingsley-Bate Teak Cleaner. This will remove the silver-gray patina and restore the furniture’s original color.

by Kingsley Bate

Painted Finishes: 
If the wicker finish becomes worn, scratched or chipped, clean and dry the area and cover with
our Lloyd/Flanders touch-up spray paint. If the painted frame becomes worn, scratched or
chipped, lightly sand the area with fine grit sandpaper. Clean and dry the area, then cover with
our Lloyd/Flanders touch-up spray paint.

Vinyl Finishes: 
Vacuum or use a soft brush on woven material and cushions to remove organic material to
prevent decay. Using a sponge, wash with mild detergent and warm water to remove soil. Rinse
and allow to dry thoroughly before use. We do not warranty freeze damage. Please use a
breathable cover for your furniture in extreme climates.

By Lloyd Flanders

Fine outdoor furniture deserves exceptional care. Winston furniture can be enjoyed for many years when well maintained. Wash the furniture with a solution of mild detergent and water, rinse with clear water and dry thoroughly. A clear automobile wax can be applied to smooth frame finishes to provide better protection against harmful ultraviolet exposure and salt air. Do not use any kind of wax, abrasive materials or strong detergents on Select Finishes.

By Winston Furniture

One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella® fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleaning is to properly maintain the fabrics. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics, wiping up spills as soon as they occur or spot cleaning soon after stains occur.

View the Sunbrella fabric stain chart for recommended cleaning solutions.

By Sunbrella