Proper Care

MAINTAINING THE BEAUTY of your polywood furniture

Polywood Furniture is superior to wooden lawn furniture or aluminum outdoor furniture because it's created from recycled HDPE (High-Density PolyEthylene). Polywood is extremely resistant to any weather conditions and is maintenance free furniture. Polywood is considered to have a high level of corrosive resistance.

It is maintenance free leaving you to enjoy your weekends sitting in your outdoor lawn furniture rather than working all weekend to maintain its’ appearance and structural integrity. Polywood furniture has been designed to have the sleek appearance of wood lawn furniture without all the nuisances associated with actually owning wooden furniture.

 

CARE AND CLEANING

As all exterior furniture and materials require cleaning from time to time, and Polywood Furniture is no different. It's simple to maintain the beauty of your Polywood Furniture, we recommend a semi-annual cleaning with soap-and-water cleaning or a gentle pressure washing. Learn how to care for your Polywood Furniture by r product and get ready to enjoy your comfortable outdoor living with minimal maintenance.

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DIRT AND DEBRIS

The affected area should be sprayed off with a hose to remove surface debris. Use warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush to remove dirt and debris from the grain pattern of the furniture.

TANNINS DUE TO DEBRIS

Remove all debris from furniture using a hose or broom. Once the surface is dry, you may apply a "deck brightener" ** to the polywood surfaces as directed by the brightner's manufacturer. Deck brighteners contain oxalic acid, which will remove tannins. Verify on an inconspicious location prior to use on any observable location.

ICE AND SNOW

A plastic shovel may be used to remove snow from the furniture. Use calcium chloride or rock salt to melt the snow and ice from the deck surface.

OIL/GREASE/FOOD

All food spills should be removed as soon as possible. The surface must be cleaned within seven days to maintain the stain warranty. To remove, spray off with a hose and use warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush to remove spills from embossing pattern.

MOLD/ MILDEW

If debris, such as pollen and dirt, is allowed to remain on the surface, mold can feed on the biofilm. Using a hose and warm, soapy water with a soft bristle brush is recommended to remove the food source and mold.

USING A PRESSURE WASHER

A pressure washer with no greater than 2100 psi*****that has a fan attachment/adjustment and soap dispenser may be used to remove dirt, concrete dust, or other types of airborne particulates. Spray furniture with soap, then follow by gently scrubbing with a soft bristle brush. Spray/rinse each individual board using fan tip no closer than 8" from the surface. RINSE THOROUGHLY. If dirty water from cleaning is left to dry, this will cause a film to remain on the furniture surface.

OTHER guidance 

NEVER use acetone or other solvents on Polywood Outdoor Furniture to maintain the beauty of the surface. For color transfer issues (from attachment of baluster spacer), use Mr. Clean®, Magic Eraser® Original*** or Magic Eraser® Extra Power to help remove this. For small surface scratches, marks or scuffs, use Dupli-Color Scratch Seal Clear Sealer Pen.****

** Use of products containing bleach or acid will lighten the surface of Polywood Outdoor Furniture. Use in an inconspicuous area to determine whether you like the effect. Neither product will affect the structural integrity.

*** Magic Eraser is a registered trademark of The Procter and Gamble Company.

**** Scratch Seal Clear Sealer Pen is a registered trademark of Dupli-Color Products Company.

***** Use of a pressure washer greater than 2100 psi could damage the boards and void the warranty.

Through simplicity, durability, and quality, Polywood furniture just makes the hassle and inconvenience encountered with wood lawn furniture and aluminum outdoor furniture a thing of the past!