POVL Outdoor only manufactures outdoor furniture using the finest materials and techniques available, ensuring long lasting and trouble-free enjoyment with only the most basic of routine maintenance. We recommend a brief cleaning of outdoor furniture twice a year.
Teak Cleaning & Care
Well-made teak furniture does not require any maintenance to remain sturdy and in good shape, even when it is kept outdoors and exposed to the weather. However, a periodic cleaning is recommended to eliminate dirt build-up and increase longevity. To clean outdoor teak furniture, scrub your wet furniture using a soft bristle brush and warm soapy water. When finished, rinse the entire surface with more fresh water to remove any remaining cleaning residue. For removing tough stains, use Golden Care Teak Cleaner in conjunction with some light sanding. Note - using a Teak Cleaner and/or light sanding will gently remove the top surface sliver-grey patina of the wood, restoring the furniture to a golden-brown color.
Note: Do not use high pressure as you may erode the surface of the wood.
To protect teak surfaces from staining and to help maintain the sliver-grey patina on weathered teak, we recommend using Golden Care Teak Shield, which repels moisture and minimizes staining. To help maintain the honey-brown look of new teak furniture, apply Golden Care Teak Protector to all exposed surfaces after letting the furniture sit outside for approximately 10 days. Note - applying Golden Care Teak Protector is about managing the cosmetic appearance and does not affect the longevity of the furniture.
Stainless Steel Cleaning and Care
Stainless steel is a material of great purity and thanks to its high chromium content, it does not oxidize. Metal furniture, however, can attract dirt and stains and therefore needs periodic cleaning. To clean stainless steel furniture, wipe the frame with a soft cloth or sponge containing a mix of warm fresh water and mild detergent. Always wipe with the direction of the grain of steel, not across. For more stubborn stains or brown surface spots, replace the above-mentioned cloth/sponge with a fine grit non-abrasive Scotchbrite pad. Never use abrasive cleaners or cloths.
Regular maintenance will help extend the life of the fabric. We recommend cleaning the fabric twice yearly for moderate use, or more often for heavy-use applications. To clean fabric slings, prepare a solution using 1 tbsp. liquid dish detergent and 2 tbsp. bleach mixed in 1 gallon of fresh warm water. Clean the fabric using a sponge or soft cloth dipped in the solution. Be careful to avoid getting this solution on the teak or stainless steel furniture frame. After cleaning, rinse the fabric thoroughly with fresh water and allow it to air dry.
You should avoid putting your sling fabric in direct contact with oil-based products such as suntan lotion, which may cause the fabric to discolor or age more rapidly. If direct contact occurs, clean the fabric promptly to remove any lotion or oil residue.