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Care & Maintenance


Your Patio Store collections are easy to care for and by following these care and maintenance tips you will ensure the longevity of our products:

Seaside Usage

Your Patio Store recommends regular cleaning to avoid buildup of oxidation and waxing the frames quarterly to help with their longevity. Some car waxes can be used for this purpose. Failure to clean and maintain your furniture may result in blistering and may void any warranty. A log of your cleaning, done at regular intervals, must be kept in order to maintain your warranty coverage.

Aluminum Frame Finishes

You should clean your powder coated aluminum furniture at least once every season. To maintain the frame finish, Your Patio Store recommends using a mild soap and warm water solution. Use1⁄4 cup of soap to one gallon of water using a soft rag or sponge to clean frames. After applying the soap and water simply rinse off with clean water. For tougher cleaning, add a natural acid like lemon juice or white vinegar to the warm water and soap solution. Apply the mixture with a clean sponge and scrub aluminum furniture thoroughly. This should eliminate any discoloration and get rid of dirt and debris build-up from being outside. Do not use bleach on any frames, as this will void all warranties. Never use ammonia, ammonia-based products, TSP, or baking soda to clean powder coated aluminum furniture. To protect your Aluminum Furniture, it is recommended to move it indoors or using furniture covers.

Stainless Steel Frame Furniture

Stainless steel it will stain over time. To resist corrosion, it is vital that the surface be kept clean. Environmental elements can take a toll on stainless steel, speeding up the corrosion process. Regular cleaning can help slow down the corrosion process. Commercial stainless steel cleaners can be used following the product’s instructions to prevent any discoloration. Avoid any cleaners with strong acid solutions.

Galvanized Steel Frame Furniture

Galvanized steel is easy to keep clean as it is virtually maintenance free. A mild soap and water solution is recommended to keep the surface clean. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

Duraweave / Wicker

Woven furnishings are made of durable and weather-resistant extruded polyethylene wicker. 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. If placed outdoors, the furniture will last longer by storing in a cool place with furniture covers.

Table Tops

Your Patio Store table tops are designed for normal indoor and outdoor use in commercial settings. If the tabletop is stained with products such as wine, soda, coffee, or other colorants of organic origin, clean spills immediately with a mild detergent then rinse with water. In extremely cold climates, it is recommended that table tops be stored in a dry indoor area or be covered with suitable furniture covers. 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.


Durawood is virtually maintenance-free as with most treated lumber or wood fiber composite products. It has extraordinary resistance to fading, moisture, insects, splintering, and other elements resulting from environmental stress. To maintain Durawood material, wipe the surface with a damp cloth or spray with a garden hose. For stubborn dirt, the surface may be washed with a mild solution of detergent or dishwashing soap in water, then rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry completely. To repair minor scratches on the surface of the material, use a
600-grit sandpaper and sand in the direction of the grain.

For EXTRA cleaning power:

  1. Mix 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water.
    2. Apply bleach mixture to furniture with a clean cloth and allow it to sit on the lumber for a few minutes (this will not affect the color).
    3. Loosen any dirt and debris that may catch in the surface grooves of the lumber by scrubbing the bleach mixture with a soft-bristle brush.
    4. Rinse thoroughly.


Added Cleaning Power – Use a high-pressure power washer (not to exceed 1,500 psi) for an initial deep clean.


This superior material is made of High-Density Polyethylene and can be used indoors or outdoors as it will not fade in the sunlight. To care and maintain for Duraboard products use a soft dampened rag with cold water or use a mild detergent solution, rinse with water, and dry. Do not use any abrasive cleaning materials containing acids, methyl alcohol, hydrocarbons or solvents. Duraboard is free of lead and heavy metals, which allows optimized performance while being environmentally friendly. No glue will stick to this material and no paint will adhere to the surface making it graffiti proof.


Duratop table tops are easy to maintain as they are constructed as one seamless piece. To clean, wipe the surface with a damp cloth. To clean spills use a mild detergent solution, rinse with water, and dry. Regular household cleaners are safe to use on Duratop table tops.


To maintain and clean Durarope products, wipe Durarope with a solution of warm water mixed with a mild detergent to be applied with a cloth. For deep stains or dirt, the use of a soft plastic bristle brush in place of cloth is recommended. Rinse and allow to air dry. Harsh chemicals, such as bleach or ammonia, should not be used, and any use of said chemicals will result in the voiding of the product warranty.

Molded Resin (Polycarbonate and Polypropylene)

To care for and maintain our Molded Resin products use a soft dampened rag with cold water. Do not use any abrasive cleaning materials containing acids, methyl alcohol, hydrocarbons, or solvents.


To maintain and clean Porcelain table tops, wipe the surface with a damp cloth. To clean spills use a mild detergent solution, rinse with water, and dry as soon as possible.


To maintain and clean Concreto table tops, wipe the surface with a solution of water mixed with a mild detergent to be applied with a cloth. To clean spills use a mild detergent solution, rinse with water, and dry as soon as possible. Alcohol, degreaser, dish soap, and dish soap or suitable cleaners. DO NOT USE ANY CLEANERS WITH AMMONIA.

Other Maintenance

Your Patio Store recommends a thorough check of all moving parts such as hinges, nuts and bolts periodically. With failing to maintain these parts, disassembly or breakage may occur and void the warranty.


To prevent damage, water on cushions can be drained by standing the cushion upright to let dry.

Sling fabrics

To clean cushions made with Serge Ferrari® or Phifertex® sling fabric use a mild soap mixed with two tablespoons of bleach and a gallon of water. Use a soft brush to apply the cleaning solution and rinse off thoroughly with clean water. You can also use a brush or vacuum.

Upholstery and Awning / Marine (Shade) Fabric

Cushions made with Sunbrella® fabrics can be washed by briskly sponging with a solution of mild soap. For stains, a fabric spot remover can be used. Please follow all directions for the spot remover products. One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella® brand 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.

Fabrics General or light cleaning:

  • Brush off any loose dirt.
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces (1/4 cup) mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water (less than 100°F/38°C).
  • Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush to clean.
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.
  • Spot cleaning:
  • Apply a light mist of our recommended cleaning solution using a spray bottle.
  • Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or very soft bristle brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge.
  • Wet-vacuum or blot excess water.
  • Repeat these steps until the stain is removed.

Fabrics Heavy cleaning for stubborn stains and mildew:

  • Sunbrella® fabric does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric.
  • To clean mildew or other stubborn stains:
  • Prepare a solution of 8 ounces (1 cup) of bleach and 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of mild soap per gallon of
    clean water.
  • Spray on the entire area and allow to soak into the fabric.
  • Scrub vigorously with a soft bristle brush, sponge, or clean towel.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.
  • If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach quantities may be increased.

Please contact your Your Patio Store representative at 561.464.6307 with any questions regarding the warranty, or if you would like additional information on proper product care and maintenance.

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