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The upholstered cushions for the relaxing and dining collections featured on our pages are made from Sunbrella fabric, the worlds leading outdoor fabric. One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleanings is to properly maintain the fabrics.
This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics, wiping up spills as soon as they occur or spot cleaning soon after stains occur.
For more information about cleaning this versatile material see the Sunbrella website, however please take care if considering machine washing as this may deplete the fire retardant chemicals in the fabric. We advise that cushions are hand washed following the instructions listed on the Sunbrella website.
Cushions should be stored in a dry location when not in use and especially over the winter months or during periods of heavy rainfall. If this is not possible, furniture (with cushions in situ) should be covered using the specially tailored, waterproof covers.
Please call 0345 6052505 for further information.
UK (Fire retardant) non-weatherproof cushions
One of the best ways to keep cushions looking good and to delay the need for deep cleaning is to properly maintain the fabric cushion cover by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded and wiping up spills as soon as they occur. Although the covers on most cushions are removable, due to their highly tailored construction, Gloster does not recommend removing the covers unless it is for replacement.
As with any item left permanently outside and exposed to the elements, regular cleaning is recommended - at least once a year. Cleaning every month when in use will ensure that the furniture remains looking at its best. If the cushion is stained with oil, butter or any other oil-based product, we strongly advise that this is removed IMMEDIATELY using a solution of warm water and mild detergent as detailed below (Spot Cleaning).
General Cleaning (Light Soiling)
1.Brush off any loose dirt.
2.Prepare a cleaning solution of 1:16 mild detergent to lukewarm water (less than 100°F/40°C).
4.Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
5.Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
6.Allow fabric to air dry.
1.Apply a light mist of mild detergent and water using a spray bottle.
2.Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or very soft bristle brush.
3.Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
4.Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge.
5.Wet-vacuum or blot to remove excess water.
6.Air dry, Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all soap residue is removed.
General Cleaning (Heavy Soiling)
Instructions for Use:
1.Before using the Outdoor Lounge Fabric Cleaner eye protection should be worn. Cover the ground under your working area before cleaning.
2.Mix one scoop (supplied with the cleaner) of powder per quart (1.3 litres) of water, warm water will allow the best results.
3.Stir thoroughly until the blue colour disappears, mix only what you intend to use within a 10 hour period.
4.Wet down surface of the fabric with clean water before application of the solution.
5.Sponge or brush the solution onto the surface of the fabric.
6.Let stand for 15 minutes (extra soiled areas may require a longer) keeping the area wet with solution, then agitate with a soft plastic scrubbing brush.
7.Rinse with clean water. Allow cushion to dry completely before use.
8.Repeat steps 1 through 7 if staining persists.
Because UK specification cushion covers have a fire retardent back-coating, we advise against machine washing as this may cause the back-coating to disintegrate.
In extreme humid and moist environments, it is possible that some level of mildew may develop on the surface of the fabric. To prevent and remove mildew, we recommend that items are cleaned at least once a year using Gloster Outdoor Lounge Fabric Cleaner.
DO NOT dry clean or tumble dry
DO NOT use bleach or aggressive detergents
DO NOT iron or steam iron