CLEANING AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Pavilion’s furniture and appearance can be enjoyed for years with proper care and maintenance. Please read the following Care & Cleaning Instructions carefully and instruct those persons responsible for the care and maintenance of your furniture investment to follow these procedures. Failure to maintain proper care & maintenance of your furniture may void Pavilion’s warranty.
Sunbrella® (solution dyed acrylic fabric). Use the following instructions to clean; 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. Following 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 one cup bleach and two capfuls of natural soap per gallon of water. Spray the 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.
See helpful cleaning chart for stains on “ACRYLIC CLEANING CHART”.
A general rule is that mold and mildew does not grow on the fabric, it grows on dirt that gets into the gaps between the fibers of the fabric. That’s why it’s important to have your furniture washed down frequently with fresh water.
Vacuum or brush to remove dust or dirt. Then rinse with fresh water. Prepare a cleaning solution using 1 tbsp. liquid dish soap detergent and 2 tbsp. household bleach mixed in a gallon of water. Clean fabric using a sponge or soft brush dipped in the solution. Rinse with clean water, and air dry.
Never use a pressure washer on fabric as it breaks down the fibers. If you have our “comfort cushion” sling, make sure it gets plenty of sun after it gets wet.
For general cleaning, scrub the Ecowood components with a soap and water solution using a soft sponge or soft bristled brush. Rinse and thoroughly dry the furniture with a towel to or wipe down with a clean, soft cloth to avoid leaving water marks.
For stubborn marks on Ecowood, a magic eraser may be used.
For tough stains, including rust spots, the boards can be scrubbed with “Iron Out”. This can be found at your local home improvement store. To deep clean your Ecowood, a pressure washer can be used on the lightest setting. It is not recommended to use more than 1,500psi keeping the tip of the pressure washer at least 10-12 inches from the furniture so it does not damage the finish.
VINYL STRAPS OR FIBERGLASS TOPS
For average cleaning, prepare a solution of 1/4 cup of mild soap per gallon of warm water. Use a soft sponge or cleaning cloth to clean vinyl straps or fiberglass tops. Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
GRANITE, MARBLE & TRAVERTINE TOPS
For natural stone cleaners, sealers and polishing, consult internet and view “Granite Marble Travertine cleaning”. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions.
Wash with a mild natural soap and warm water solution. Prepare a solution of 1/4 cup of mild soap per gallon of water. Use a soft sponge or cleaning rag to clean aluminum frames. Rinse with clean water. It is recommended that furniture inland away from salt air environments be cleaned quarterly or as needed. Furniture near coastal areas, *Salt spray must be cleaned from frames on a regular basis (Bi-monthly) or finish may oxidize, discolor and/or blister. *Salt spray build up over time without proper cleaning will deteriorate the frame’s finish. This is not covered under warranty.
Caution! When using floor cleaning chemicals such as chlorine or muriatic acid, furniture MUST be removed from area. Floors MUST be thoroughly rinsed with clean water prior to replacing furniture. Residue from cleaning chemicals may deteriorate the frame’s finish and is not covered under warranty.
Do not store furniture frames in freezing conditions. Store frames in upright position to prevent water build up in frames and allow water to drain. Water that has accumulated in frame in a freezing environment may cause water to freeze and explode/crack metal frame structure. This will void warranty.
For added finish protection from the elements, it is recommended to wax furniture frames and/or Aluminum Umbrella panels twice a year.
It is the responsibility of the furniture owner to periodically check all nuts and bolts to see that they are properly tightened at all times. This will insure that all fastened areas are secure. Failure to inspect and maintain these areas may result in disassembly or breakage of part and void warranty.
As defined in our warranty as well as our care and maintenance instructions, salt will cause oxidation (blistering of the finish) within a relatively short period of time, if it is not routinely and properly removed from the frame finish. This is true of all extruded aluminum products.
SALT OXIDATION IS NOT COVERED UNDER OUR WARRANTY AND GENERALLY REQUIRES COMPLETE REFINISHING ONCE THE OXIDATION OCCURS.
While it does not replace proper maintenance, there is an option to slow down the oxidization process by means of an anti-oxidation primer applied during the finishing process. This is highly recommended for ALL coastal and saltwater environments (including inter-coastal areas).
The primer will add an extra layer of protection and raises the cost of each item to the“Deluxe” rather than “Standard” finish option. If in a coastal or saltwater environment, please understand that oxidation will occur without proper maintenance. Proper maintenance is fully described in our Care and Cleaning instructions which is shipped with every order and can be viewed on our website as well as in our catalog and Price List. A strong reminder though that the primer will extend the life of the finish in a salt environment, but it STILL REQUIRES regular maintenance per our care and cleaning instructions (refer to our website or catalog). While we are working on finding new and better preventatives, we are assured by the industry that we are using the finest of coatings currently available.