Maintenance tips

Acrylic Stone

 

To maintain your acrylic stone, clean the surface regularly with a microfiber cloth and a mild soap. For more stubborn stains, use 3 parts water for 1 part bleach. Gently rub the surface in a circular motion.

Aluminum

 

To keep your aluminum furniture looking new, we suggest you wash your furniture once a month with soapy water and rinse thoroughly. For tough stains and for shiny lusters we suggest to use Turtle Wax® or FeronGuard® on your furniture (similar to ArmorAll®) available at Jardin de Ville stores. For nicks and scratches on your furniture simply apply touch up paint, available in any good hardware store.

Cast Iron Layer Glazed

 

To keep your aluminum furniture looking new, we suggest you wash your furniture once a month with soapy water and rinse thoroughly. For tough stains and for shiny lusters we suggest to use Turtle Wax® or FeronGuard® on your furniture (similar to ArmorAll®) available at Jardin de Ville stores. For nicks and scratches on your furniture simply apply touch up paint, available in any good hardware store.

Ceramic

 

With the help of a damp cloth, warm water and a mild soap, wipe the surface of your ceramic on a regular basis. Ceramic is a very durable material; however, it may crack if subjected to excessive shock. Avoid using steel wool, scouring powder or other abrasives that may scratch the surface.

Galvanized Steel

 

Galvanized steel may be cleaned using a water-based emulsifier, alkaline-based cleaners with a pH of 12 or lower, or with organic solvents. The surface must be rinsed well and wiped clean with a soft cloth.

Glass

 

There are several qualities of glass. It is important to know what type of glass you own but in any case, the general maintenance of glass is quite simple.
It is essential to insert glass tops indoors during the winter.

Grey Teak

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIRST TIME USE : During a heavy rainfall, grey-wash teak furniture, in its original state, can leak a grey-coloured stain. It is therefore recommended for first time use, to hose it down with cold water and allow it to dry naturally to eliminate any humidity. For this process, make sure to choose an appropriate space to avoid possible splashing liquid and protect the ground’s surface. Repeat the procedure as needed, until the water runs clear. To preserve the original aspect of your furniture, use the Instant Grey product and to protect them the Teak Shield both from the Golden Care brand. The suggested frequency for the use of these products is every three weeks or as needed. For professional work, you can contact Mr. Vincent Beaudin from Beau Patio at: beaupatio@gmail.com or info@beau-patio.ca.

HPL

 

The most effective way to maintain your HPL is by regularly cleaning the surface using a mild soap diluted in warm water. Rinse well and dry.

Loom

 

A few drops of dish soap in a gallon of hot water produces a strong enough cleaning solution to remove dirt, but is soft enough not to stain or discolor the furniture. If it has not been cleaned for some time, fill a spray bottle with the solution and spray generously. Wait a few minutes and then use a soft brush to clean thoroughly. Rinse with water to ensure that all soap residues are removed, and dry using a soft, clean cloth.

Mesh

 

Textilene® is a fabric woven of polyester that is coated with PVC. Ideal for outdoor use, this product is elegant, resilient and is easy to maintain. In order to preserve the fabric’s appearance, combine water with a mild soap, and clean using a soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.

Use the same method described above in order to clean textilene® cushions. Ensure that the water drains properly by positioning the cushion vertically, with the zipper at the bottom. Once the interior of the cushion is dry, replace it on the structure of the furniture. If the cushion has not dried properly, some humidity risks penetrating into the fibers of the fabric, which may eventually lead to a build-up of mold. If mold develops, remove the envelope of the cushion and soak it in a mixture of ¾ cup bleach for one gallon of water, for a period of 12 hours.

Nautic Leather

 

Imitation leather based on PVC, specifically developed for outdoor use (imitation leather on boats and yachts). Nautical leather is mass-colored, UV-resistant and does not fade under the influence of light or sunshine. The fabric is watertight and resistant to water from swimming pools. It is easy to clean and maintain with a lukewarm soapy (non-abrasive) water solution and soft cloth.

Polypropylene

 

Polypropylene matter is really resistant against UV beams, to scratches and to bad weather. It has a long life longevity, is an antistatic, as well as it it light and flexible.
It is really easy to maintain. Only wash with soft soap and water.

PVC

 

PVC made furniture requires little maintenance. Simply clean with Marseille soap and water and rub gently with a cloth or sponge. Then rinse thoroughly.

Rope

 

Each type of rope is different and varies according to suppliers and collections. Rope generally requires little maintenance, but it is important not to pull or push excessively on the rope. This material is weather resistant, UV resistant and dries quickly, making it suitable for outdoor use. The rope can be cleaned occasionally, with mild household products.

Soft Touch

 

Brush off any loose dirt. Prepare a cleaning solution of ¼ cup mild soap, such as Woolite or Dawn dishwashing liquid, for one gallon of lukewarm water. Use a sponge or soft bristle brush to clean. Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residues and allow fabric to air dry.

Stainless Steel

 

Stainless steel is selected for applications where their inherent corrosion resistance, strength and aesthetic appeal are required. However, depending on the service conditions stainless steels will stain and may discolor due to surface deposits. Therefore, it should not be assumed to be completely maintenance-free. In order to achieve maximum corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal, the surface of the stainless steel must be kept clean. Here is a suggestion: cleaning it on a regular basis will result in a longer service life utilizing both mild detergent and water or Stainless Steel cleaners in a paste/cream form or spray. Same products as you would use for your kitchen appliances.

Steel

 

Combine a mild, non-abrasive soap or detergent and water to clean your steel. Wet the surface thoroughly and clean gently using a soft, clean sponge or cloth. Rinse with fresh water and dry using a soft, clean cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive cleaners on painted surfaces.

Stone

 

To maintain your stone, clean the surface regularly with a microfiber cloth and a mild soap. For more stubborn stains, use 3 parts water for 1 part bleach. Gently rub the surface in a circular motion.

Sunbrella Fabric

 

The Sunbrella © fabric is 100% acrylic and has been developed specifically for outdoor use. Sunbrella © fabric is UV resistant and will not discolor under the influence of light or sunlight. For a local spot, brush the excess dirt, then prepare a 2oz solution of Woolite © for a gallon of warm water. With the help of a soft-bristled brush, scrub to allow the solution to penetrate into the tissues. Once done, rinse thoroughly to remove any traces of soap. Let dry in open air. Spray a waterproofing product to protect your fabric.

For the maintenance of your cushion envelopes, the washing machine is allowed. It is important to use the delicate cycle and always wash in cold water. Never use a dryer. If you have mold stains, you can add bleach as you would normally for your clothes. For best results, soak for a few hours. Allow to dry in open air. Spray a waterproofing product to protect your fabric.

Synthetic Rattan

 

Synthetic wicker is a material made from artificial fibers. Soft to the touch, it represents many advantages. It is resistant to UV rays and does not deteriorate in the presence of salt water. Wicker is very easy to maintain. For cleaning, use only a non-foaming cleaner, and then rinse with water.

Teak

 

When you first receive your teak furniture, you will notice its natural honey colour. Usually, teak furniture will weather and its colour will turn to a grey patina. During the weathering process, a slight roughening of the grain or small cracks may develop. The latter is not a structural defect but a perfectly natural process, as the wood expands and contracts, adjusting to the elements. If the original honey color is preferred, use the Semco® 2-part cleaner and protect with a Teak sealer or Teak oil, both of which are available at Jardin de Ville.
Periodic cleaning of your furniture is always recommended, as it will help to maintain the general appearance of the teak and prevent dirt from building up. Hosing off your furniture is acceptable but do not use a pressure washer. Clean using a mild solution of luke-warm water and detergent, and then rinse with water.

Wicker

 

A few drops of dish soap in a gallon of hot water produces a strong enough cleaning solution to remove dirt, but is soft enough not to stain or discolor the furniture. If it has not been cleaned for some time, fill a spray bottle with the solution and spray generously. Wait a few minutes and then use a soft brush to clean thoroughly. Rinse with water to ensure that all soap residues are removed, and dry using a soft, clean cloth.

Wrought iron

 

Wrought iron is one of the most robust materials. For cleaning, it is simply washed with soapy water. Then, rinse and wipe in order not to leave marks.
There are also specialized cleansers for wrought iron.