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Maintenance tips and tricks for outdoor furniture.

Wherever you may be on the planet, outdoor furniture has a rough ride when compared to the furniture in your lounge or dining room. Care need not be onerous but it should be regular, do this and your furniture and upholstery will bring you joy season after season.

For the past 20 years we have carefully compiled a portfolio of outdoor furniture and accessories chosen not only for beauty of design but also for the manufacturer or artisan's commitment to quality, this makes maintenance easier and guarantees that your furniture will look beautiful for years to come.

We are happy to share our experience with you, Here are just a few of the things we have learned.

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On a dry, preferably cloudy day...

you will find that a bucket of warm soapy water, a soft bristle brush or microfibre cloth, plenty of fresh water and a little bit of elbow grease are often all you need to freshen up your furniture in time for sunny days to come.

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Specialist cleaning products can bring your timbers, stone or fabrics back to life.

Teak will naturally acquire a silver-grey patina through water ingress and exposure to sunlight. If you wish to recover some of the original colour or remove the silver-grey patina use a super cleaner, then apply a sealer.

TIP...after washing a rug, roll it up and stand on end to drain


These new sophisticated fabrics, made of solution dyed polyolefin, are the perfect combination of ecology (100% recyclable), innovation and performance. They are resistant to water, fungus, stains and do not fade in sunlight. They are generally highly abrasion and pilling resistant.

  • After use wipe or brush dirt away.
  • Most stains may be removed with clean water, or with a textile cleaner, then wash at 30°C. Air dry or light tumble.
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ADVICE...never cover damp furniture and leave it for long periods!

TIP...A quick wipe with baby oil will help to remove dirt or salts on stainless steel and bring a beautiful lustre to the material.

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React promptly to spills.

For more advice on a wide range of materials, download our advisory , visit the website of the manufacturer or contact us.