Century Leisure Maintenance
With proper care and maintenance, Century Leisure furniture can be enjoyed for many years. For best protection, perform routine maintenance, as recommended, in low pollution areas and more frequently in high pollution areas.
How to Maintain Woven Furnishings
Century Leisure woven furnishings are made of durable Hularo, a superior extruded polyethylene resin that is suitable for full-time outdoor use. Hularo is resistant to ultraviolet light, rain, salt water, chlorine, sun creams, tanning oils and even mildew. Though Hularo itself will not mildew, contaminants trapped on its surface will; therefore, Hularo should be kept clean following the steps listed below. Because Hularo is thru-dyed, it is inherently incredibly fade resistant. Hularo is extremely resistant to temperature fluctuations. Extreme cold, down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit, does not affect Hularo nor does extreme heat, up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Hularo is virtually maintenance free and does not require special cleaning and maintenance. It can simply be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Hularo may also be cleaned with a soft cloth and a nonabrasive natural soap and water. Dry with a soft towel.
Caring for Teak with CenShield Stain Finishes
CenShield Stain finishes are designed for full time, year-round, outdoor enjoyment. However, like any natural finish, these must be maintained on a regular basis. For day-to-day cleaning to remove dust and surface dirt, wash with a soft cloth and non- abrasive natural soap and water.
Every year, an inspection should be performed on all teak for signs of wear and tear. Depending upon the environment in which your Century Leisure furniture is used, a maintenance coat of CenShield Stain should be applied, when required, every one to two years.
Before applying the maintenance coat, follow the maintenance and preparation instructions listed below:
Spray the surface of your furniture with clean water to wet the wood. Clean the surface with a solution of two ounces of Tri-Sodium Phosphate or a phosphate-free substitute plus one quart of liquid bleach in three quarts of water. Apply this solution with a garden pump sprayer to the surface.
Let the solution sit on the wood for fifteen to twenty minutes. Do not let the solution dry on the surface.
Power-wash the cleaning solution from the surface with clean water. To prevent damaging the wood, do not exceed 500 psi. The nozzle must be a maximum of one foot from the surface for full effectiveness.
Use of a home garden hose (approximately 60 psi) is not suitable - proper power washing equipment must be used for maximum effectiveness.
Let the surface dry for three full days. Proceed with application of the maintenance coat of CenShield Stain.
Allow for thorough drying time before resuming use of furniture. Drying times will vary in accordance with ambient humidity, however three days is typically adequate.
Note: Wet or Damp cushions and pillows should not be left on teak frames with CenShield Stain finishes for prolonged periods of time. Moisture trapped between cushions or pillows and teak frames may result in finish degradation or failure. When wet or damp, cushions should be removed from teak frames and allowed to thoroughly dry.
Caring for Cushions and Pillows
Century Leisure cushions are constructed of a water-repellant cover surrounding a high-resiliency (HR) foam core and wrapped with 100% polyester fiber, while Century Leisure throw pillows are 100% polyester fiber in a water-repellant cover. Century Leisure cushions and pillows offer the construction and comfort of an indoor cushion yet are engineered for fulltime outdoor use.
Zippers on all Century Leisure cushions and pillows are constructed with weather-resistant zinc pulls, nylon coil and polyester tape. The water-repellant barrier forces water around the core without moisture penetration while meeting California 117 Fire Code requirements.
Please note that wet or damp Century Leisure cushions and pillows should be removed from frames and allowed to air dry by standing the cushions on edge. Drying times will vary but may be accelerated if cushions are allowed to stand on edge in direct sun light.
Most stains on Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution. If the fabric happens to get a stain, please spot wash by sponging briskly with a solution of natural soap in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap, and then air dry. For stubborn stains, use fabric spot remover, and follow the directions on the container. For removable cushion covers, machine wash in cold water with a mild soap, and then air dry.