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Furniture Care & Cleaning Instructions

Wood Furniture Care & Cleaning Instructions

To maintain the quality of your wood furniture, do not expose it to direct sunlight or excessive temperatures; extreme changes in humidity can cause warping. Always use coasters, pads, cloth or felt to protect the furniture surface. Use protective mats under hot dishes. Use a protective pad when writing with a pen. Lift objects rather than dragging them over the furniture surface. Blot spills immediately with a clean cloth. Dust often using a soft, clean, lint–free cloth. Avoid harsh fabrics, paper towels or disposable dusting towels as they may scratch the surface. Use a non–silicone and non–wax polish; do not use soap, water or wax.

Metal & Ceramic Furniture Care & Cleaning Instructions

To clean, wipe with a soft damp cloth. Avoid the use of chemical and abrasive cleaners. Wipe up spills immediately. For glass tops and shelves, glass cleaner may be used, but avoid spraying it onto the metal or ceramic frame.

Wicker & Woven Furniture Care & Cleaning Instructions

For daily care, simply wipe clean using a soft, dry cloth. To protect the finish, avoid the use of abrasive chemicals, harsh cleaners and rough cleaning pads and polishes. To remove lodged debris, we recommend using a vacuum with a brush attachment.

Outdoor Furniture Care & Cleaning Instructions

Hardwood & Wicker Outdoor Furniture: For daily care, wipe with a soft dry cloth. Wipe spills with a clean dry cloth. Avoid the use of harsh cleaners and abrasives. Store indoors during long periods of inclement weather. Make sure furniture is completely dry before storage. Cover furniture with outdoor covers (sold separately) when left outside during inclement weather or when not in use. Use a proper outdoor cover that allows for adequate ventilation without trapping moisture.

For Teak Furniture: Teak is naturally resistant to the elements and the original color may weather and soften to a silver–gray patina if left outside and untreated. To remove the silver–gray appearance and natural day–to–day dirt, wash with warm soapy water using a stiff scrub brush, stroking lightly in the direction of the grain. Allow to dry completely. Commercial teak cleaners may be used to restore the natural color and luster of the wood.

Metal Outdoor Furniture: Wash frame with a mild solution of soap and water; rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly. Cover chaise with outdoor furniture cover (sold separately) when not in use. Before storing, drain all water that may have accumulated around frame. Store indoors when not in use or during periods of inclement weather.

Outdoor Furniture Cushions: Extend the life of your cushions by keeping them free of dirt and foliage. Periodically shaking or rinsing the cushions is recommended. Thoroughly flush using a hose with cold water to remove all soil and residue. For deeper cleaning, spot clean with mild soap. Do not machine wash or use chlorine bleach. Stand cushions on end and dry completely in the sun before using or storing. Do not place in dryer. To prevent mildew, never wrap in plastic for storage and ensure the cushion is completely dry before storing. Store indoors when not in use for long periods of time or during inclement weather.

Outdoor Furniture & Sunbrella® Cushions: Sunbrella® features a soil– and stain–resistant finish that makes cleanup a breeze. Spot wash by sponging briskly with a solution of natural soap in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap and air dry. For stubborn stains or suntan lotion, use fabric spot remover, follow the directions on the container. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and air dry. Solution–dyed acrylic does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean mildew stains, prepare a mild solution of 1 cup bleach and 2 capfuls of natural soap per gallon of water. Spray on entire area and allow to soak in. If necessary, scrub vigorously with a sponge or clean rag. Sponge thoroughly with clean water and air dry. To prevent mildew, be sure fabric is completely dry before storing. Store indoors in cool, dry place when not in use.

Umbrellas: Brush the umbrella canvas regularly to remove dirt and dust. For spot cleaning, sponge lightly with a solution of mild soap and warm water. Clean the umbrella pole with a soft, dry cloth and avoid harsh chemicals and abrasives as they may damage the finish. Store indoors in cool, dry place when not in use. Cover during storage using a proper outdoor cover allowing adequate ventilation without trapping moisture. To prevent mildew, be sure umbrella fabric is completely dry prior to storing. Do not cover with plastic or similar materials that would trap moisture. Pottery Barn Umbrella covers are vented and can be used.

Sunbrella® Umbrellas: Spot wash by sponging briskly with a solution of natural soap in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap. Air dry. For stubborn stains or suntan lotion, use fabric spot remover (follow product directions).

Solution–dyed acrylic does not promote mildew growth; however, mildew may grow on dirt or other foreign substances that are not removed from fabric. To clean mildew stains, mix one cup of bleach with two capfuls of natural soap per gallon of water. Cover entire area and allow to soak. Scrub with sponge or clean rag as needed, then sponge thoroughly with clean water and air dry. Cover and store indoors in a cool, dry place with adequate ventilation. Pottery Barn Umbrella Covers can be used (sold separately).

303 Fabric Cleaner and 303 Fabric Guard are recommended for and by Sunbrella® Brand Products, and can be purchased on their website, www.303products.com.

Leather Furniture Care & Cleaning Instructions

For minor spots and spills, immediately wipe with a soft white cloth dampened with distilled water and let air–dry. Do not dry with hair dryers, heaters, etc.

For spills of butter, oil or grease, wipe up any excess with a clean, dry cloth. Do not apply water or try to wash the spot. Leave spot alone. The spot should dissipate into leather after a short period of time.

To keep the leather supple and prevent fading, protect it from exposure to direct sunlight and heating vents. Dust with a clean soft cloth. Vacuum crevices regularly. Moisturize with an application of distilled water on a soft clean cloth. Do not use the following products: Saddle soap, cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners. In addition, refer to specific care instructions provided with your furniture piece.

Important note: The ability to "rub out" marks is a sign of a high quality hide. When leather scratches, rub mark with your hand or fingertips to move natural oils around to correct the mark. Over time the scratch will dissipate.

Upholstered Furniture Care & Cleaning Instructions

Blot spills immediately with a clean colorfast towel or sponge (see specific Spot Clean Instructions below for your fabric type.) To prevent fading, keep fabric out of direct sunlight. Rotate cushions and vacuum beneath them regularly. Clean all pieces simultaneously to prevent any variances in color. Professional upholstery cleaning.

Slipcovered Furniture Care & Cleaning Instructions

Our slipcovers are easy to remove for cleaning. Some are machine washable, if a commercial–capacity washer is used. Others are dry–clean only. Blot spills immediately with a clean colorfast towel or sponge (see specific Machine Wash and Spot Clean Instructions below for your fabric type.) To prevent fading, keep fabric out of direct sunlight and avoid direct heat. Rotate cushions and vacuum beneath them regularly. Clean all pieces simultaneously to prevent any variances in color. Base Upholstery: Professional upholstery cleaning.

Machine washable slipcovers in cold water: Twill, Brushed Canvas, everydaysuede, Performance Twill, Montgomery Stripe, Ticking Stripe, Denim (or dry clean), Classic Basketweave (or dry clean), Organic Cotton Canvas (or dry clean), Eden–suede (or dry clean), Washed Linen/Cotton (or dry clean), Linen (Bed & Bath version)

Machine wash cold gentle cycle in a commercial washer (without an agitator.) Non–chlorine bleach as needed. Tumble–dry low in a commercial dryer for approx. 30–40 minutes. During drying, open dryer and pull fabric apart to ensure the center dries. Remove when slightly damp and return to furniture. Warm iron as needed. Any wrinkles will smooth out naturally. Do not line dry; weight of wet fabric may cause pulling or stretching. Clean all pieces simultaneously to prevent any color variances.

Machine Washable Slipcovers in warm water: Organic Cotton Twill, Plush Velvet

Machine wash warm gentle cycle in a commercial washer (without an agitator.) Non–chlorine bleach as needed. Tumble–dry low in a commercial dryer for approx. 30–40 minutes. During drying, open dryer and pull fabric apart to ensure the center dries. Remove when slightly damp and return to furniture. Warm iron as needed. Any wrinkles will smooth out naturally. Do not line dry; weight of wet fabric may cause pulling or stretching. Clean all pieces simultaneously to prevent any color variances.

Dry Clean Only Slipcovers: Linen, Champagne Linen/Cotton Blend, Velvet, Everydaychenille, Monroe Stripe, Textured Basketweave, Chunky Herringbone, Duncan Stripe, Chain Link Jacquard, Princeton Stripe, Tile Print, Serafina Floral, Abri Print, Coastal Stripe, Chain Stitch, Dot Palampore, Ogee Print, Graphic Ikat, Gabrielle Jacquard, Maggie Jacquard, French Stripe, Rebecca Palampore, Organic Floral Jacquard, Colby Stripe, Mini Stripe.

Spot Clean Instructions

For the following fabric types: Twill, Brushed Canvas, Montgomery Stripe, Ticking Stripe, Serafina Floral, Abri Print, Coastal Stripe, Chain Stitch, Dot Palampore, Ogee Print, Graphic Ikat, Plush Velvet, Maggie Jacquard (or dry clean), French Stripe (or dry clean), Rebecca Palampore (or dry clean), Oxford Stripe (or dry clean), Wide Stripe (or dry clean), Colby Stripe (or dry clean), Mini Stripe (or dry clean), Organic Cotton Canvas (or dry clean or machine wash), Classic Basketweave (or dry clean or machine wash), Eden–suede (or dry clean or machine wash), Denim, Organic Cotton Twill, Linen (Bed & Bath version), Faux Suede (for the Georgetown Headboard only), Organic Floral Jacquard, Washed Linen/Cotton (or dry clean or machine wash).
Spot clean with a damp cloth or sponge; blot to remove excess water; air dry.

For the following fabric types: Performance Twill
Wipe all spills clean with lukewarm water and a damp cloth or sponge; blot to remove excess water; air dry.

For the following fabric types: everydaysuede
Spot clean with mild soapy water.

For the following fabric types: Linen, everydaychenille, Textured Basketweave, Monroe Stripe, Chunky Herringbone, Duncan Stripe, Chain-link Jacquard, Princeton Stripe, Tile Print, Gabrielle Jacquard, Velvet (and brush gently to restore surface appearance.)
Spot clean using a professional dry cleaner only.

Loose-Fit Slipcovers Care & Cleaning Instructions

Blot spills immediately with a clean colorfast towel or sponge. To prevent fading, keep fabric out of direct sunlight. Vacuum regularly.

Machine wash cold gentle cycle in a commercial washer (without an agitator.) Tumble–dry low; during drying, open dryer and pull fabric apart to ensure the center dries. Remove promptly and place on furniture. Any wrinkles will smooth out. Item may require ironing prior to use, depending on your preference. Although slipcover can be laundered at home, it may be easier to professionally launder due to amount of fabric.