How to care for my outdoor furniture ?
Our collection of outdoor furniture has been designed to withstand Australian coastal conditions, but a little TLC will ensure it stays looking better for longer. Here are our tips for caring for your outdoor furniture throughout the year.
Make sure you read and understand the care guidelines for your outdoor furniture, or ask our team if you have any questions on furniture care. Using harsh cleaning agents may wear away the protective finish and damage your suite, so prevention is better than cure. Try to wipe away spills and brush off leaves and dirt as soon as possible, before they stain your outdoor furniture. While our collection is designed to resist mould and mildew, it’s best to keep it dry and avoid water pooling on the cushions if possible.
The outdoor furniture in our collection is crafted from UV-resistant materials that can withstand the harsh Australian sun, but reducing exposure to sunlight will help your lounge or dining suite look better for longer. If you’re going away on holidays for more than a couple of weeks, or not using the furniture in winter, consider buying a cover to protect your outdoor furniture from the sun and other elements. Alternatively, you may like to bring the cushions and ottomans indoors, or move the suite undercover to limit weather exposure.
High-quality materials like the imported Rehau and Viro wicker used in our collection ensures your furniture is protected from the elements and easy to clean. Simply brush off any sand or dirt with a soft brush and hose down the wicker or wipe with a damp cloth. Let the wicker air dry, or wipe again with a dry lint-free cloth. For stubborn stains like bird droppings, use a mild detergent to clean the wicker with a soft brush before rinsing with cool water. Try to avoid using too much water or cleaning too regularly, as this can weaken the wicker over time.
Cushion covers can easily be removed and tossed into the washing machine, or cleaned with a soft brush and mild detergent. For best results, rinse the fabric thoroughly in cool water and air dry. Keep cushions looking their best by brushing off dirt, leaves and other debris as needed. You may also like to reduce general wear and tear by rotating the cushions on your favourite chair throughout the year.