Aluminum Frame Finishes
You should clean your powder coated aluminum furniture at least once every season. To maintain the frame finish, Source Furniture recommends using a mild soap and warm water solution. Use1⁄4 a cup of soap to one gallon of water using a soft rag or sponge to clean frames. After applying the soap and water simply rinse off with clean water. For tougher cleaning, add a natural acid like lemon juice or white vinegar to the warm water and soap solution. Apply the mixture with a clean sponge and scrub aluminum furniture thoroughly. This should eliminate any discoloration and get rid of dirt and debris build-up from being outside. Do not use bleach on any frames, as this will void all warranties. Never use ammonia, ammonia-based products, TSP, or baking soda to clean powder coated aluminum furniture. To protect your Aluminum Furniture, it is recommended to move it indoors or use furniture covers.
To maintain and clean Durarope products, wipe Durarope with a solution of warm water mixed with a mild detergent to be applied with a cloth. For deep stains or dirt, the use of a soft plastic bristle brush in place of cloth is recommended. Rinse and allow to air dry. Harsh chemicals, such as bleach or ammonia, should not be used, and any use of said chemicals will result in the voiding of the product warranty.
Molded Resin (Polycarbonate and Polypropylene)
To care for and maintain our Molded Resin products use a soft dampened rag with cold water. Do not use any abrasive cleaning materials containing acids, methyl alcohol, hydrocarbons, or solvents.
Duraweave / Wicker
Woven furnishings are made of durable and weather-resistant extruded polyethylene wicker. Light stains and soils may be removed with a solution of mild detergent and water, rinsed with clear water, and dried thoroughly. Mildew and heavy stains can be removed with a quality commercial outdoor furniture cleaner and protectant. Woven furnishings may not be suitable for intensely hot climates. If placed outdoors, the furniture will last longer by storing in a cool place with furniture covers.
Durawood is virtually maintenance-free as with most treated lumber or wood fiber composite products. It has extraordinary resistance to fading, moisture, insects, splintering, and other elements resulting from environmental stress. To maintain Durawood material, wipe the surface with a damp cloth or spray with a garden hose. For stubborn dirt, the surface may be washed with a mild solution of detergent or dishwashing soap in water, then rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry completely. To repair minor scratches on the surface of the material, use a
600-grit sandpaper and sand in the direction of the grain.
For EXTRA cleaning power:
- Mix 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water.
- Apply the mixture to furniture with a clean cloth and allow it to sit on the lumber for a few minutes (this will not affect the color).
- Loosen any dirt and debris that may catch in the surface grooves of the lumber by scrubbing the bleach mixture with a soft-bristle brush.
- Rinse thoroughly.
Added Cleaning Power – Use a high-pressure power washer (not to exceed 1,500 psi) for an initial deep clean.
To prevent damage, water on cushions can be drained by standing the cushion upright to let dry.
To clean cushions made with Serge Ferrari® or Phifertex® sling fabric use a mild soap mixed with two tablespoons of bleach and a gallon of water. Use a soft brush to apply the cleaning solution and rinse off thoroughly with clean water. You can also use a brush or vacuum.