Outdoor Furniture

Caffreys_outdoor

OUTDOOR FABRICS
Clean with natural soap in lukewarm water. Sponge briskly and rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove dirt. Outdoor slipcovers can be machine washed in cold water using mild laundry soap. Allow fabric to air dry. For heavy cleaning a diluted chlorine bleach solution of 1 cup bleach and ¼ cup mild laundry soap per gallon of water may be used. Chlorine bleach will eventually affect the strength of any fiber, so we always suggest a solution of bleach and water. Thorough rinsing is essential.

The fabric will not mildew; however, it is essential for the fabric to be cleaned regularly as mildew can grow on dirt and organic residue.

TEAK
Teak is a hardwood renowned for its elegance, durability, and longevity even under severe climate conditions. An extremely dense wood and rich in natural oils, teak furniture is naturally water and insect repellant. Teak naturally weathers to a beautiful silvery patina if exposed to the elements. All new teak wood will undergo a process where the natural oils of the wood rise to the surface. This process is natural and cannot be prevented. It allows dirt and residue to stick to the oil on the surface of the wood. The furniture should be cleaned by scrubbing the surface with a non-abrasive brush and using a solution of mild detergent and water. Rinse the furniture well and let it dry in the sun.

Restoring the Natural Finish
This finish will eventually weather to a silvery patina, but can be restored by sanding with fine grain sandpaper (320 grit). Always sand in the direction of the wood grain and wipe off the dust with a clean, dry cotton cloth.

OUTDOOR CUSHIONS
Our outdoor cushions are made of reticulated open cell foam for use outdoors. They are designed for water to flow through the cushion for quick drying. The cushions will not mildew; however, it is essential for the fabric to be cleaned regularly as mildew can grow on dirt and organic residue.

OUTDOOR METAL BASES
The metal bases that are used on our Outdoors furniture are made of aluminum or polished stainless steel. They can be cleaned using a solution of mild soap and water.