Patio Furniture Care


Outdoor Patio Furniture in Canada Care and Maintenance

Properly caring for your patio furniture will extend its life, enhance its beauty, as well as retain your warranty.
Complete patio furniture, outdoor furniture and garden furniture care information includes:

Wicker Patio Furniture

Our outdoor wicker patio furniture combines the classic look of wicker with the highest quality man-made SolWeave® outdoor wicker for superb durability. The resin fibers are highly resistant to mildew, fading, sagging, staining, tearing and cracking. Artisans weave the fibers by hand around fully welded, rustproof powder-coated aluminum frames, resulting in lightweight and corrosion-resistant furniture.

Use a dry, clean cloth to dust your furniture weekly and help maintain its luster. To clean furniture, spray off any dirt or debris with a hose and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Avoid letting water stand on the surface of your furniture and cushions. If exposed to harsh sunlight or the elements, wicker patio furniture will fade over time. We recommend that you protect your furniture and prolong its life with our patio furniture covers when not in use.

Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture

CabanaCoast® handcrafts our metal furniture from rustproof aluminum with precision welds and reinforced stress points. The finishing touches by hand: fine grinding to ensure smooth joints and a triple application of a weather-resistant and UV-inhibiting coating that's 10 times more durable than paint. Our powder-coated furniture is virtually maintenance-free.
We recommend that you wash your furniture periodically with a mild liquid soap such as car wash soap. Scuff marks on the frame can be removed with a very light abrasive -- grade 0000 steel wool is recommended. If the frame is scratched down to the bare metal, we recommend sanding THE AFFECTED AREA ONLY with 400 grit sandpaper. Then apply matching colour top coat. Factory-matched touch-up paint may be available from your dealer. We recommend that you protect your furniture and prolong its life with our patio furniture covers when not in use.

Sol Teak Patio Furniture

CabanaCoast® Sol Teak® Patio Furniture is made from virgin MGP (Marine Grade Polymer) which is extruded under high pressure. The grain runs throughout the entire frame thickness and each joint is bolted together using stainless steel hardware. We recommend that you wash your furniture periodically with a mild liquid soap such as car wash soap. Scuff marks on the frame can be removed with a very light abrasive - a Scotch Brite pad is recommended.

Sling Patio Furniture

Our sling furniture features durable cast aluminum frames and Sunbrella® sling fabric. Sling furniture provides comfort without the need for cushions making this collection very easy to care for. The sling fabric is also replaceable.
We recommend that you wash your furniture periodically with a mild liquid soap such as car wash soap. Scuff marks on the frame can be removed with a very light abrasive -- grade 0000 steel wool is recommended. If the frame is scratched down to the bare metal, we recommend sanding THE AFFECTED AREA ONLY with 400 grit sandpaper. Then apply matching colour top coat. Factory-matched touch-up paint may be available from your dealer. For easy day-to-day maintenance of your Sunbrella® sling fabric, brush off loose dirt before it becomes embedded. Wipe up spills as soon as they occur, and spot-clean fabric before stains set. Additional cleaning information may be found at Sunbrella® fabrics how to clean.
We recommend that you protect your furniture and prolong its life with our patio furniture covers when not in use.

Stainless Steel Patio Furniture and Stainless Steel Furniture

Stainless steel is the generic name for a number of different steels used primarily for their resistance to corrosion.
CabanaCoast® uses 304 grade stainless steel - the industry standard for outdoor products - with a fine electro-polished finish.
Since stainless steel is not impervious to corrosion, it is recommended that the item be cleaned regularly with water and mild soap. This treatment will minimise the contamination of the surface areas, as well as the risk of contamination of the surface with iron particles, also referred to as "suspended rust". We recommend that you protect your furniture and prolong its life with our patio furniture covers when not in use.

Restaurant Patio Furniture

The maintenance of your restaurant patio furniture will vary depending on the material it is made of. Follow cast aluminum patio furniture care or wicker patio furniture care information accordingly.

Commercial Patio Furniture

The maintenance of your commercial patio furniture will vary depending on the material from which it is made. Follow cast aluminum patio furniture care, wicker patio furniture, stainless steel patio furniture, or Sol Teak® patio furniture care information accordingly.

Never submerge your furniture in a swimming pool as prolonged exposure to pool chlorine will severely damage the finish of the furniture and will cause corrosion of the aluminum inside the tubing.

Outdoor Fire Pits

A cover for your fire pit burner is recommended so it can be protected from rain and dirt. These tray covers are also a great way to add more surface area to your fire pit table when not in use. Outdoor protective covers are also recommended to cover your fire pit table. They are weather resistant and help protect from rain and snow. Cover your fire pit when not in use, but only after it has fully cooled.
Due to the nature of the fire glass, some cracking and breakage may occur during the first 4 times of use, we recommend starting with a low flame and gradually raising the heat level to allow the fire glass to heat gradually.

Patio Umbrellas

When operating the patio umbrellas be sure to carefully open and close the canopy, making sure there are no obstructions. Do not force umbrella to open or close as this could result in damage to the cords. Umbrellas should not be left open during high winds and should also remain closed when not at home.

Patio Furniture Covers

Covers can by washed with warm water (no more than 100°F) and mild natural soap. We do not recommend cleaning in washing machines.

Others

The maintenance of your outdoor sectional, outdoor chaise lounge, outdoor lounge chairs, outdoor sofa, outdoor daybed, garden bench, outdoor bar stools, extendable patio tables, balcony furniture, or any patio chairs and patio tables, will vary depending on the material it is made of. Follow cast aluminum patio furniture care, wicker patio furniture, stainless steel patio furniture, or teak patio furniture care information accordingly.

Salt Water Care

Additional ongoing care is required to extend the life of any outdoor furniture with prolonged exposure to salt air, salt water spray and chlorides which are associated with coastal and cruise ship use and with prolonged exposure to high concentrations of humidity and chemicals which are associated with indoor pool use. To extend the life of your furniture, avoid direct contact with chlorine and salt water.
Wicker Patio Furniture
CABANACOAST® strongly recommends weekly or bi-weekly cleaning of surface buildup using mild soap and water and a soft brush or cloth and rinsing with water from a hose. Do not use abrasive cleaners. We also recommend covering your furniture with a high quality protective cover when not in use.
Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture
CABANACOAST® strongly recommends weekly or bi-weekly cleaning of surface buildup using mild soap and water and a soft brush or cloth and rinsing with water from a hose. Do not use abrasive cleaners. This will help to remove any concentrated salt or chemical deposits and will reduce the likelihood of blistering of paint, fading and oxidation which can lead to finish failure.
CABANACOAST® also strongly recommends quarterly waxing of powder coated aluminum furniture frames with a clear automobile wax or other protective coating to offer additional environmental protection. We also recommend covering your furniture with a high quality protective cover when not in use.
Sol Teak Patio Furniture
We recommend that you wash your furniture periodically with a mild liquid soap such as car wash soap. Scuff marks on the frame can be removed with a very light abrasive - a Scotch Brite pad is recommended. No additional steps are needed for a salt water environment.
Stainless Steel Patio Furniture
Although our stainless steel furniture is electro-polished and highly resistant to corrosion, the surface is susceptible to cosmetic deterioration caused by the effects of salt water and chemicals. This may result in small brown-ish spots which appear on the surface, and is accelerated in coastal regions. These spots do not affect the strength or integrity of the furniture, they are merely surface discolorations which require regular cleaning to restore the original appearance.
CABANACOAST® strongly recommends weekly cleaning of surface buildup using mild soap and water and a soft brush or cloth and rinsing with water from a hose. Always wipe in the directional grain of the steel. Do not use abrasive cleaners and dry thoroughly. Clean any brown-ish spots by rubbing a Scotch-Brite pad in the directional grain of the steel, and then clean as above. Do not use steel wool pads or other abrasive cloths.
CABANACOAST® also strongly recommends quarterly waxing of stainless steel furniture frames with a clear automobile wax or other protective coating to offer additional environmental protection. We also recommend covering your furniture with a high quality protective cover when not in use.
Failure or neglect to perform such care may void the Warranty.

Patio Furniture Winter Maintenance

Patio furniture that will be stored outside or in other cold areas should be drained of any water to avoid ice damage in the tubing. We recommend covering our patio furniture if being left out through the winter. Covers for all of our furniture are available for purchase through your local dealer.

Sunbrella® and Tempotest® Outdoor Cushions and Patio Umbrellas Care & Cleaning Instructions

MOST STAINS ON SOLUTION-DYED ACRYLIC OUTDOOR FABRICS CAN BE CLEANED UP WITH A MILD SOAP AND WATER SOLUTION. Solution-Dyed Acrylic fabric should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt, etc., are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. The fabrics can be cleaned without being removed from the piece. Simply brush off any loose dirt, etc., clean with warm water (no more than 100°F) and mild natural soap. Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. When using liquid detergent, it may be necessary to re-apply a water repellent treatment, such 303 Hi Tech Fabric Guard or a similar product. Solution-Dyed Acrylic is made from 100% acrylic fiber and is heat sensitive. When washing or cleaning, DO NOT SUBJECT TO EXCESSIVE HEAT as the fabric will shrink. DO NOT STEAM PRESS OR DRY IN ELECTRIC OR GAS DRYERS. Allow fabric to air dry.
In case Solution-Dyed Acrylic fabric is used during the winter season, it should be cleaned, allowed to air dry and stored in a dry, well-ventilated area. For stubborn stains, please see the Acrylic Stain Cleaning Chart for more specific cleaning instructions.

 

Sunbrella® and Tempotest® Outdoor Cushions & Patio Umbrellas Stain Cart

STAIN RECOMMENDED CLEANING SOLUTIONS STAIN RECOMMENDED CLEANING SOLUTIONS
BEER liquid detergent, white vinegar MILDEW 1/2 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup natural soap per gallon of water
BERRY liquid detergent/ammonia(3-6%, water) MILK liquid detergent
BIRD DROPPINGS liquid detergent/ammonia(3-6%, water) or try Goo Gone Grease Cutter (a hand cleaner), Greased Lightning, or Clean Rite Purple Power NAIL POLISH volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
BLOOD (DRIED) detergent/ammonia(3-6% water) OIL volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
BUTTER volatile solvent (acetone) ORANGE DRINK liquid detergent, water
CHARCOAL, PENCIL MARKS vacuum, then liquid detergent PAINT (LATEX) WET liquid detergent, water
CATSUP OR MUSTARD liquid detergent PAINT (LATEX) DRIED paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
CHEWING GUM volatile solvent (acetone) PAINT (OIL OR LACQUER) paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
CHOCOLATE liquid detergent,ammonia water SHOE POLISH (LIQUID) volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
COFFEE detergent, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone) SHOE POLISH (WAX) apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
COLA liquid detergent SUNTAN LOTION Pine Power or pine oil detergent / water (mix as directed)
CRAYON paint, oil or grease remover TEA liquid detergent
EGG (RAW) liquid detergent TOMATO JUICE liquid detergent
GRAPE JUICE liquid detergent (water) TREE SAP turpentine liquid detergent
GRAVY liquid detergent URINE liquid detergent, white vinegar
GREASE (CAR) volatile solvent (acetone) VOMIT detergent, water, white vineger
INK (PERMANENT, INDIA, BALLPOINT) paint remover, volatile solvent (acetone), detergent WATER COLOR liquid detergent, water, white vinegar
IRON RUST oxalic or citric acids, water WAX (CANDLE) apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone)
LIPSTICK paint, oil or grease remover WINE paint remover, volatile solvent (acetone), detergent and water
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