Spring Cleaning

The better weather is upon us, so it’s time for some spring cleaning. As we think about getting our furniture out of storage, or removing the winter covers for good, it’s recommended that everything be given a clean before it is used. Cleaning your furniture doesn’t have to be a chore; follow these easy steps to have your pieces looking like new again!

Cleaning and protecting your furniture should be done regularly so dirt cannot accumulate. Accumulated dirt can be ingrained into the furniture and can be hard to remove. Dirt can also promote the growth of mildew which can irreversibly damage your purchase.

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Aluminium & Steel Frames
Clean your furniture with soapy water and a soft cloth or brush. All scratches and loose paint should be touched up. Lubrication of moving parts, such as swivels, should also be done.

Sling Chairs
Clean slings with soapy water and a bristle brush. More persistent stains can be cleaned with a fabric cleaner. If your slings are worn out, they can be replaced. We recommend taking your chairs to Contact Patio in Stoufville, Ontario, to have this done.

We created a helpful video for cleaning stains on Sunbrella fabric cushions. You can watch it here. Sunbrella also has a handy cleaning chart for cleaning most types of spills. It can be found here.

Dry brush or vacuum your wicker as needed. Stains can be removed with soapy water and then rinsed with a hose. Repair any loose strands with glue as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

Recycled Plastic
Use a soapy water solution and a bristle brush to keep clean. For stubborn stains, a soapy bleach solution can be used. It is not recommended that you use a pressure washer to clean this furniture.

Fabric stains can be spot treated as per the Sunbrella cleaning chart. A soapy water wash and hose will keep your umbrella looking like new. Remember to lubricate any mechanisms to keep it operating smoothly.

If you have any additional questions regarding the maintenance of your furniture during your spring cleaning, please visit one of our showrooms and speak with a sales associate.