FURNITURE CARE

Furniture Covers

Furniture Covers

While most patio furniture is highly resistant to weather, furniture covers can extend the life of your seating or dining pieces, especially if the furniture is exposed to extremes of temperature or wet, salty air. If your climate has harsh winters, it is best to stow furniture inside during the coldest months.

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Regular Maintenance

Fine outdoor furniture deserves exceptional care. Brown Jordan furniture can be enjoyed for many years when well maintained. Wash the furniture with a solution of mild detergent and water, rinse with clear water, and dry thoroughly. To all metal frames, apply a fine, clear automobile wax for maximum protection against harmful ultraviolet exposure and salt air.

For best protection, perform this maintenance two or three times per year in low pollution areas or more frequently in high pollution areas. Please note that these durable materials can be safely cleaned as often as desired. Note: Some suntan and sun block products may be harmful to resin, Suncloth® cushions, Versatex® mesh, and vinyl lace and strap. Do not allow such products to come in contact with any seating surfaces to avoid deep penetrating stains, which are not covered under warranty.

How to Clean & Care for Wood Furnishings

Teak Furniture

Left alone to age, the natural color of teak furnishings will weather to a soft, silver grey. This process will take approximately nine months, depending on the degree of sunlight and rain exposure. Imperfections, which are inherent properties of the wood, will show over time, enhancing the beauty of the furniture. In humid or wet climates, or after rains, the wood may naturally expand and contract, causing the grain to rise. This is to be expected with exposure to the elements and will stabilize after the initial weathering occurs.

To maintain teak furnishings, use a soft bristled utility brush and stroke lightly in the direction of the grain to remove surface dust. For more stubborn dirt, the wood may be washed with a mild solution of four parts laundry detergent or dishwashing soap to one part bleach in water, then rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry completely. Oiling the wood may cause mildew or irregular coloring.

Mahogany Furniture

Mahogany is a richly colored wood material known for its uniform grain. Like teak, Mahogany wood may naturally expand and contract with exposure to the elements. To keep the surface free of dust, clean the wood using only a damp cloth. Wipe off excessive moisture and clean any water, oil, and food spills immediately. In extreme sun climates, the wood furniture may be covered or kept in a shaded area.

Note: Brown Jordan Mahogany is treated with a wood stain to protect the wood and enhance its unique color. Depending on climate exposure, maintenance is recommended in one-to-three years. Light sanding with a 280 grit sandpaper is recommended prior to new application of the stain. Be sure to clean the wood surface to remove all sanding residue and particles. Please allow a drying time of one hour for a single coat and up to four hours for multiple coats.

Unlike most other common wood finishes, the Brown Jordan mahogany stain allows for additional application without the need to strip off the entire top coat. For information about Brown Jordan mahogany stain, please contact a Brown Jordan Sales Representative or Customer Service.

How To Clean Fabric

Fine outdoor fabrics are designed to endure years of sun, soil and moisture. Wash outdoor cushions with a solution of mild detergent and water and thoroughly rinse with clear water. Stand cushions on end and allow to air dry completely. Light stains can be removed as above. Mildew and heavy stains can be removed with a quality commercial outdoor furniture cleaner and protectant. Note: Do not dry clean or use a washing machine or dryer. Do not steam or use water at temperatures above 100°F when washing.

Note: Be careful to keep the cleaner from contact with the cushions of your Brown Jordan furniture, as it will cause discoloration. Do not use bleach on printed acrylic fabrics. Do not use solvent-type materials on woven vinyl, woven blend or ultra woven blend fabrics as they will damage the yarns. Do not use chlorine based cleaners.

How to Clean Vinyl Strap

Apply a quality vinyl protectant to guard against the effects of air pollution, salt air build-up, and mildew. To remove difficult stains use rubbing alcohol applied with a soft cloth.

How to Clean Woven Furnishings

Woven furnishings are made of durable and weatherproof extruded polyethylene resinweave. Light stains and soils may be removed with a solution of mild detergent and water, rinsed with clear water and dried thoroughly. Mildew and heavy stains can be removed with a quality commercial outdoor furniture cleaner and protectant. Woven furnishings may not be suitable for intensely hot climates.

How to Clean Versatex® Mesh

Remove light stains with a solution of mild detergent and water, then rinse with clear water and dry thoroughly. Mildew and heavy stains can be removed with a quality commercial outdoor furniture cleaner and protectant.

How to Clean & Care for Stone and Marble Tops

Brown Jordan tabletops are designed for normal outdoor use in residential settings. To maintain the natural beauty we recommend applying a stone-enhancing sealer every six months to protect and restore the top. This step can be repeated each year and before the winter season.

If tabletop is stained with products such as wine, soda, coffee, or other colorants of organic origin, clean these spills immediately with a mild detergent then rinse with water.

In extreme cold climates, it is recommended that tabletops be stored in a dry indoor area or be covered with suitable outdoor furniture cover. Be sure to allow space between the tabletop and the cover so that moisture does not collect on the table; this will promote airflow and allow moisture to escape.

For additional care and cleaning instructions, please contact Brown Jordan Customer Service.