FURNITURE, CUSHION & UMBRELLA CARE

Teak and mahogany furniture left untreated will naturally weather to a silver gray. Teak can be oiled with teak oil to preserve the original color. Mahogany furniture is offered bare or with our Seasoned Wood finish that accelerates the natural “seasoning” process.

CARE & CLEANING FOR TEAK, MAHOGANY & SEASONED WOOD
Periodic cleaning is recommended for bare woods, whether oiled, seasoned or unfinished. First smooth the surface with a light sanding using 120-grit sandpaper. Be aware that aggressive sanding will remove the “seasoned” silvery gray look. The surface can then be cleaned by using a quality wood cleaner available at marinas and most hardware stores. We recommend Teak Brite® Cleaner for light or heavy duty cleaning. A combination of bleach, TSP (trisodium phosphate) and water is also helpful for cleaning mildew and algae. For best results, follow manufacturer’s instructions.

BARE TEAK
If oiled teak is requested when an order is placed, teak furniture is finished with teak oil (available at most hardware stores). To retain original color, we recommend Teak Brite® teak oil. Reapply following manufacturer’s instructions. All surfaces must be clean, sound, dry and free of any dirt, dust, oils and mildew. Reapplication may be necessary as often as 1-2 times a year, especially on table tops, to maintain the oiled appearance. Do not apply oil if the silvery gray patina is desired.

BARE MAHOGANY
A natural characteristic of mahogany is its red pigment. When new furniture gets wet, the red pigment washes away over a short time, depending on exposure, eventually turning the wood gray. The pigment that washes from the wood can temporarily discolor cushions and patios. We recommend removing any cushions prior to rainy weather until the silvery gray effect occurs.

SEASONED WOOD
The seasoned wood finish will progress to the silvery gray, naturally weathered, condition in 3-6 months, depending on exposure. Seasoned wood finish reduces the time necessary to attain the silvery gray appearance.

We use Awlgrip® paint, a durable marine and aviation finish, because it endures the elements and requires minimal care. Periodic cleaning and routine maintenance will extend the life of your furniture and ensure it always looks its best.

CARE & CLEANING

  • Wash the surface regularly with mild detergent and water. We recommend Awlwash® 73234, designed for use on Awlgrip finishes.
  • Use only mild solvents to remove stubborn stains, such as Awlwash® Wash Down Concentrate 73234. Apply with a soft clean cloth, following manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Tough stains can be removed with most fingernail polish removers. Wipe up solvents quickly. Do not allow to dry or puddle. Wash with mild detergent and water to remove solvent residue.
  • Completely rinse all surfaces after cleaning. Latent solvent and detergent residue can attack the topcoat.
  • Wipe off alcohol or acidic spills immediately, as they can dull the finish.
  • To help maintain and restore gloss, we recommend Awlcare® 73240. It will remove mild stains, water spots, oil, grease and soot residue while leaving a non-yellowing, protective polymer coating which will last through multiple washings.
  • Do not wax except to temporarily restore gloss to small scuffs and scratches. Wax build-up ages and yellows very rapidly, collecting dirt.
  • Do not use abrasives, scratch pads, or polishing compounds as they will scratch the surface, giving dirt a place to cling while wearing out the resin layer. Using abrasives of any kind will reduce the overall life of the finish.
  • Do not use teak cleaners on painted furniture. Teak cleaners contain acids or caustic agents that will stain and discolor the topcoat.
  • Avoid allowing wet cushions or towels to trap and hold moisture against the finish.
  • Do not leave your furniture under rain gutters or run-off areas. Dirt and ice build-up between slats can cause damage.
  • We recommend covers during long periods of nonuse to extend the life of the finish.

Cushions and covers should be maintained regularly and stored when not in use.

CARE & CLEANING

  • Sunbrella® fabric should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent dirt, oils, roof particles, etc., from accumulating on and embedding in the fabric. Cushion foam and cluster fiber filling should be removed prior to cleaning. Brush off any loose dirt. Clean with a mild solution of 1/4 cup of Dawn® dishwashing liquid per gallon of lukewarm water. Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush and rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Allow fabric to air dry.
  • Spot clean with a light mist of mild soap and water using a spray bottle. Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing. Rinse thoroughly, blot excess moisture with clean soft towel and air dry.
  • To clean more stubborn stains, soak fabric for 15 minutes in a solution of one cup non-chlorine bleach and 1/4 cup of mild soap per gallon of water. Rinse thoroughly in cold water to remove all soap and air dry. Please note: This method of cleaning may affect the water repellency and fabric should receive an application of an air-curing, water repellent treatment such 303 Fabric Guard. For more information visit www.303products.com.
  • DO NOT DRY CLEAN, STEAM PRESS OR DRY IN ELECTRIC OR GAS DRYER. Only allow to air dry.
  • Prior to seasonal storing, cushions and covers made with Sunbrella should be cleaned and allowed to air dry completely. Store in a dry, well ventilated area.
  • Visit www.sunbrella.com/en-us/how-to-clean for additional care instructions.

CARING FOR YOUR UMBRELLA GENERAL MAINTENANCE

  •  Always close and tie the umbrella in the stand when not in use. This will protect it against damage from unexpected inclement weather or high gusts of wind.
  • For maximum protection of the wood and fabric, put the storage cover in place each night.
  • If the umbrella becomes wet because of rain or snow, open it for a complete airing and make certain that it is totally dry before closing again.
  • The brass hardware will age to a beautiful antique finish and will need no further care.

LONG TERM STORAGE 

Cover the umbrella with a storage cover or clean tarp and lay on a hard, flat surface in a well ventilated, protected location.

THE FABRIC

Sunbrella is made from 100% acrylic fiber. It resists loss of color and strength from normal exposure to sunlight, mildew, rot and atmospheric chemicals. Sunbrella has a fluoracarbon finish which provides good water repellency and is resistant to oil, dirt and comparable stains. Solution-dyed acrylic fabric does not promote mildew growth. However, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from fabric on a regular basis. Covers are recommended to extend the life of your umbrella and help keep it clean from regular environmental elements such as dirt from trees.

Care & Cleaning – Fabric

  • Sunbrella® fabric should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent dirt, oils, roof particles, etc., from accumulating on and embedding in the fabric. Cushion foam and cluster fiber filling should be removed prior to cleaning. Brush off any loose dirt. Clean with a mild solution of 1/4 cup of Dawn® dishwashing liquid per gallon of lukewarm water. Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush and rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Allow fabric to air dry.
  • Spot clean with a light mist of mild soap and water using a spray bottle. Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing. Rinse thoroughly, blot excess moisture with clean soft towel and air dry.
  • To clean more stubborn stains, soak fabric for 15 minutes in a solution of one cup non-chlorine bleach and 1/4 cup of mild soap per gallon of water. Rinse thoroughly in cold water to remove all soap and air dry. Please note: This method of cleaning may affect the water repellency and fabric should receive an application of an air-curing, water repellent treatment such 303 Fabric Guard. For more information visit www.303products.com.

THE POLE

The umbrella pole is made of natural teak.

Care & Cleaning – Pole

Clean with a mild solution of soap and water on a soft cotton cloth to remove surface dirt. Plain water will not harm the wood. Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads. Note: The wind vent on the umbrella will help prevent toppling or lifting, but cannot eliminate it altogether.

Care should be taken with heavy winds, as it is possible for the umbrella to be blown over in such conditions and be damaged or damage surrounding items. Weatherend Estate Furniture is not responsible for any damages occurring in this manner.

Please contact us at 800.456.6483 or sales@weatherend.com for more information.

The Weatherend Yacht Finish is the most durable finish available today. Refinishing by Weatherend will help maintain your furnishings for a lifetime.
 

REFINISHING SERVICE
  • Furniture is disassembled, cleaned, sanded, reassembled with new parts as needed, primed and finished with a total of eight coats of Weatherend Yacht Finish in the color of your choice.
  • Quality Control inspects each piece and a New Product Warranty is provided.
  • Off-season refinishing includes blanket wrapped winter storage at no additional charge.
Contact us for pricing and additional details at 800.456.6483 or sales@weatherend.com. Covers or dry storage for periods when the furniture is not in use can help extend the life of the finish. Learn more about furniture covers here. To receive an annual reminder about our refinishing program via email, please send us a request.