All-weather furniture is generally made from plastic, like polyethylene (PE). These plastics are manufactured with a number of chemical additives, including ultraviolet stabilizers and fungicides, and can be shaped to mimic wood and wicker.
STEP 1. Sweep surfaces as needed using a soft-bristle brush, and rinse with water.
STEP 2. Combine 1/4 cup mild dishwashing liquid and 1 gallon warm water. Use a sponge or a soft-bristle brush to scrub the furniture's surface thoroughly. Rinse with water, and then pat dry with a lint-free cloth or air dry.
STEP 3. Repeat every Spring and Fall or as needed.
* Do not power-wash or use chlorine bleach, pine oil, or abrasive cleansers unless directed. Test new solutions on a hidden area. ** Cover items when they're not in use, or store them indoors and keep furniture upright to allow accumulated water to drain.
Sunbrella Fabrics® care:
Sunbrella® fabric is engineered with robust performance characteristics that provide resistance to fading and degradation from sunlight and chemical exposure. The fabric is tactile yet durable, has industry- leading environmental character- istics, is easy to care for and offers long life.
Cleaning Removable Fabric
Hand Washing Soak fabric in a solution of one fourth cup mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water. Use a sponge or very soft bristle brush to lightly agitate the stain. Then rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue, and allow fabric to air dry.
Machine washing Some removable casings can be washed in the washing machine, however consult the furniture manufacturer before removing the casing as cushion construction may vary. To wash, first close all zippers. Machine wash in cold water on the delicate cycle with normal amounts of mild laundry detergent. For severe mold or mildew, add 1 cup of bleach. Allow fabric to air dry.
Cleaning Non-Removable Fabric
Prepare a solution of one fourth cup mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water. Use a soft bristle brush to clean, allowing the cleaning solution to soak into the fabric. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue and allow fabric to air dry.
Mold and mildew stains
Sunbrella fabrics do not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric. To remove mold or mildew:
Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and one fourth cup mild soap per gallon of water.
Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.
Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush.
Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
For severe mold/mildew growth, bleach quantities may be increased. It is best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings and stains.