Care & Clean

How to care for your outdoor sofa:

  1. Regular cleaning: Outdoor sofas are exposed to the elements and can accumulate dirt, dust, and debris. It is important to clean them regularly to maintain their appearance and prolong their lifespan.
  • Start by removing loose dirt and debris using a dry brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment.
  • For cushions and upholstery made of fabric, use a mild detergent mixed with warm water to spot clean any stains. Gently scrub the stained area with a soft brush or cloth, and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow the cushions to air dry completely before placing them back on the sofa.
  • For wicker or rattan sofas, use a soft brush or cloth to remove dirt and dust from the crevices. You can also use a mild soap solution to clean the surface. Rinse well and let it dry completely.
  • Metal or aluminum frames can be wiped down with a damp cloth to remove dirt and grime. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can damage the finish.
  • If your outdoor sofa has removable covers, check the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and follow them accordingly.
  1. Protect from the elements: Outdoor sofas are designed to withstand the weather, but it is still important to protect them from extreme conditions to ensure their longevity.
  • During heavy rain or snowfall, it is recommended to cover your outdoor sofa with waterproof covers or move it to a sheltered area to prevent water damage.
  • Avoid exposing your sofa to direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as it can cause fading and deterioration of the materials. Consider using an umbrella or shade sail to provide protection from the sun.
  • In areas with high humidity, it is beneficial to use a dehumidifier or silica gel packs to absorb excess moisture and prevent mold or mildew growth.
  1. Maintenance tips:
  • Regularly check for any loose screws or bolts and tighten them if necessary to keep the sofa sturdy.
  • Apply a protective sealant or coating to wooden frames to enhance their durability and resistance to moisture.
  • If your outdoor sofa has cushions with removable covers, it is advisable to store them indoors or in a dry place during the off-season to prevent damage from harsh weather conditions.
  1. Professional maintenance:
  • Consider hiring professional cleaning services for a thorough deep cleaning of your outdoor sofa once or twice a year. They have the expertise and equipment to effectively remove stubborn stains and revitalize the appearance of your furniture.

Remember, proper maintenance and regular cleaning will not only keep your outdoor sofa looking its best but also extend its lifespan, allowing you to enjoy outdoor relaxation and gatherings for years to come.