Furniture Care Instructions

It is important to care for your outdoor furniture to ensure it lasts you for many years to come

The level of maintenance required will vary depending on how exposed your furniture will be to the elements. The guidelines below are based on furniture placed outside in a relatively exposed situation but not in a marine environment.

If you want your furniture to continue to look pristine, we recommend the following maintenance on the different materials. If you are not sure what materials are in your products, please just Contact Us as we are happy to help!

Stainless Steel

[EvolveCoveReflect, and Quarry ranges]

Regularly use warm water with a mild detergent wipe the stainless steel. Use a soft cloth to dry the furniture down after cleaning to prevent water spots.

Regularly apply a quality stainless steel cleaner. We recommend Cyndan Stainless Steel Rejuvenating Paste and Cyndan Stainless Steel Sentry, but any good stainless steel cleaner will work. Always ensure your chosen brand of stainless steel cleaner is suitable for use on outdoor products.

Buy stainless steel rejuvenating kit from Cyndan

Should you find any marks these can be removed using a non-metallic kitchen scourers such as the green ones found at the supermarket, always rub in the direction of the grain.

Marine Conditions

If the furniture will be placed in a coastal environment you will need to clean the stainless steel on a more regular basis. Read more about stainless steel grades in the Stainless Steel Fact Sheet.

Teak table tops

[Evolve range]

The teak has been oiled with Sikkens Cetol HLS in Pine before being delviered. This provides additional protection from the elements, and helps even out the colour variances in the freshly sawn wood.

Untreated

You do not need to re-oil the wood. If you leave your furniture untreated, it will weather to a silver-grey appearance as the oil in the teak dissipates. If you like this silver-grey appearance, no oiling is necessary and very little maintenance is required. We recommend a yearly scrub with warm soapy water to remove any build up of dirt.

Oiling the teak

If you prefer the honey coloured appearance, the teak will need to be re-oiled. Depending on how exposed the furniture is to the weather, this would need to be done every 6 to 12 months. Give the teak a light sand with a fine sandpaper, wash down with soapy water. Allow to dry and apply the teak oil with a cloth. We recommend a teak oil named Sikkens Cetol HLS in Pine. This was applied to the furniture when new.

Fermob Metal Furniture

[Bistro, 1900, Bellevie (tops only) and Louisiane Bench]

Clean regularly with water or water and a mild detergent to remove any build up of dirt. Don't use abrasive cleaners or sponges. For dirt that is more heavily ingrained, you should use either a window-cleaning product that contains alcohol, or a multi-purpose cleaner.

Recommendations

Marine Conditions

Marine condtions present additional challenges. The furniture should not be exposed to salt spray and be right on the water.

If you are close proximity to the water (e.g. within 50m), you can reduce its effects by regularly washing the furniture and following the care instructions in detail.

Powder Coated Aluminium

[LuxembourgCostaSixtiesBellevie (base only), Alize, and Piano, ranges]

Wipe all surfaces down with a damp cloth. Stubborn stains can be removed using a mild detergent.

Using a soft cloth dry the furniture down after cleaning will prevent water spots.

Marine Conditions

If the furniture will be placed in a situation that is exposed to salt water and sea spray you will need to clean the furniture down on a more regular basis.

Glass table tops

[Reflect range]

Wipe the glass with a damp cloth as required. You can use a household glass cleaner (e.g. windex). Don't use anything abrasive as it may scratch the glass

Marble table tops

[Quarry range]

Clean with a damp cloth as required. Do not use harsh abrasives to spot clean the surface. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth or a mild natural soap (liquid dish detergent) on a regular basis.

Marble is slightly porous and may be stained by leaves, red wine etc if not quickly removed.

Read our Marble Fact Sheet.

High pressure compact laminate (HPCL) table tops

[Cove and Piano ranges]

The tabletop is made from a laminated sheeting of compacted melamine. It is UV resistant and abrasion resistant.

Clean with a damp cloth as required. Do not use harsh abrasives to spot clean the surface. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth or a mild natural soap (liquid dish detergent) on a regular basis.

Marble may be stained by leaves, red wine etc if not quickly removed.

Synthetic mesh chair fabric

[Reflect and Quarry ranges]

Clean with warm soapy water. For ingrained dirt, you should use a brush and a specific product such as a multi-purpose cleaner.


If you want your furniture to continue to look pristine, we recommend the above maintenance on the different materials. If you are not sure what materials are in your products, please just Contact Us as we are happy to help!