POLYWOOD Care and Maintenance
POLYWOOD furniture is made from HDPE (high density polyethylene). This material is impervious to all types of weather conditions including sun, ice, rain, snow and salt water. This extremely durable material also has high quality stainless steel hardware. Because of this combination, your POLYWOOD furniture requires minimal care and maintenance and is assembled to endure. Below are recommendations for cleaning your POLYWOOD furniture.
Cleaning of POLYWOOD Material
All POLYWOOD material has been purified and UV protected. All you need for general cleaning is soap and water.
If deeper cleaning is needed or if you need to remove a stain, use a solution of 2/3 water and 1/3 bleach - this will not alter the color. Make sure you use a soft bristle brush when trying to clean tight spaces and creases.
You can use a high pressure power wash; however it should not exceed 1,500 psi (the equivalent of a car wash).
Cleaning of Hardware
POLYWOOD furniture uses an 18-8 commercial grade stainless steel on its hardware. The hardware also has an additional layer of “Xylan” cosmetic and protective coating.
While the hardware has a high level of corrosive resistance, over time it may show some sign of corrosion in salt air environments.
If your POLYWOOD furniture does become corroded, we recommended washing with soap and water using a soft bristle brush to scrub the corroding areas of the hardware. You can also use appliance touch-up paint (which can be purchased at local hardware stores) to protect the hardware.
Cleaning of Cushions
For the best year around performance in outdoor settings POLYWOOD cushions are made from Sunbrella fabrics. The fabric should be cleaned regularly before food and dirt particles are allowed to accumulate. This will eliminate the need for more deep cleanings.
After brushing off any loose dirt, use a sponge or soft bristle brush to clean fabric with a solution of 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water.
Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow fabric to air dry.
Do not use a steamer or iron set. Sunbrella fabrics air dry very quickly and machine drying is not recommended.