Care, Maintenance for Your Patio Furniture

Routine care and maintenance will enhance the appearance of your patio furniture as well as extend the life of your frames, slings, vinyl strapping and cushions.

Powder Coated Finish on Furniture Frames:

Clean your aluminum or wrought iron furniture periodically by washing the frames with a solution of mild detergent and water, rinse with clear water and dry thoroughly. Apply a fine clear automobile wax for maximum protection against harmful ultraviolet exposure and salt air.

Slings/Vinyl Cushions:

Clean your slings or vinyl strapping periodically with a multipurpose cleaner such as Casual Clean. Casual Clean will help attack sunbaked dirt and mildew stains. Dilute with water for less difficult cleaning jobs. Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using Casual Clean. Rinse well. If you do not purchase Casual Clean, we recommend Removing light stains with a solution of mild detergent and water, then rinse with clear water and dry thoroughly. Mildew and heavy stains can be removed with a quality commercial outdoor furniture cleaner and protectant. Laying a beach towel over the vinyl straps, slings & cushions whenever you are using the furniture will help protect the vinyl from the discoloring effects of PABA. When using Casual Clean, Hose down slings, Dilute 1 part Casual Clean ®to 5 parts water. Scrub using nylon brush. Rinse thoroughly. Leave in sun to dry. Do not use any bleach or solvent based cleaners (unless specified by manufacturer) or pressure wash your slings/straps Please do not submerge furniture in a swimming pool. Please clean mildew as soon as it appears.

Twitchell Sling Cleaning Instructions:

Sponge with a solution of one cup mild detergent with on cup household bleach in three gallons water. Rinse thoroughly with clear water and air dry completely. Treat any stains as soon as possible.

Phifertex Sling Cleaning Instructions:

Prepare a simple cleaning solution using 1 tbsp liquid detergent and 2 tbs household bleach mixed with a gallon of water. Clean fabric using a sponge or soft cloth dipped in solution. Avoid direct contact with oil based products. Clean promptly if contact occurs.

Vinyl Straps:

To clean vinyl straps use mild soap and water. Rinse thoroughly after cleaning. It is recommended that white towels be used on vinyl strap to protect the vinyl from body oils, sunscreens, suntan lotions and chlorine. Do not clean with any solvents or harsh chemicals. When using Casual Clean- – Hose down furniture first then spray on or apply full strength Casual Clean ® to surface. Please follow directions. Scrub using nylon brush or cloth. Rinse thoroughly. Straps come in a variety of colors in all color families. There are over 60 colors, all strong enough for commercial usage

Sunbrella Fabric Cushions:

If you selected Sunbrella fabrics for your cushions, please go to and click on the “how to clean” section. Sunbrella offers detailed instructions.