Westminster Garden Furniture

Product Cleaning

TEAK
One of the endearing qualities of teak is its amazing resistance to the elements. Teak can be left outside for many years and over time will weather to a silver-grey. If you wish to remove the silver-grey appearance, use Westminster Cleaner and Renovator which will return the wood to its original brown patina. Follow these treatments with a thorough drying and a gentle sanding with a fine sandpaper to smooth any raised grain. To prolong the original look of your teak furniture, Westminster offer an easy to apply, water-based
Protector. Westminster Protector is a cosmetic application and does not prolong the life of the furniture. After a period of time teak can develop end grain checking, which is quite natural and does not detract from the timber’s strength or durability.

WOVEN
These materials require very little maintenance. To ensure your furniture retains its new appearance our non foaming woven and sling cleaner will quickly and easily clean our woven ranges.

FURNITURE COVERS
The covers are made from heavy duty Black polyester PVC coated fabric including a velcro bottom hem, where necessary, to secure. Covers are designed to protect complete dining sets and individual deep seating items, including cushions, against general dirt and grime. Please note: Water will permeate through the seams and covers are liable to fade. Furniture covers carry a one year guarantee.

STAINLESS STEEL
Stainless steel has a deserved reputation for longevity of structure and appearance, but can show signs of staining or discolouration over time (commonly referred to as “tea staining”). This is purely cosmetic. We recommend using Westminster stainless steel cleaner which removes the oxidisation and restores the metals natural glossy finish. Cleaning will be necessary more regularly in coastal areas due to salt exposure.

HPL
This extremely tough and weather resistant HPL (high pressure laminate) is comparable to hardwood but not susceptible to weathering, mould or rot. Smooth to the touch, Gentas HPL has a pore free surface structure. We recommend the use of gentle household cleaning agents.

SLING
These materials require little maintenance. However, the use of our woven and sling cleaner will quickly and easily restore the original appearance.

POLYESTER FABRIC
Westminster polyester fabric used for the London collection is extremely durable when used outdoors. It is easy to sponge clean using warm soapy water. These cushions should be stored indoors when not in use.

ALUMINIUM
By its very nature, powder-coated aluminium is an extremely durable material. Being almost impervious to the elements, it requires little maintenance. However, to maintain the look of your aluminium products we recommend that you periodically clean them with warm soapy water using a mild detergent.

GLASS
For best results clean glass with glass cleaner, then finish with water on a microfibre cloth which will leave glass smear free.

RESIN
Resin requires little maintenance. However, to maintain the look of your Resin products we recommend that you periodically clean them with warm soapy water using a mild detergent.

2016 ONWARDS FABRIC LOUNGE AND SUNBRELLA® CUSHIONS
Westminster work with Sunbrella®, a fabric made of acrylic fibres with pigmentation added prior to extrusion,which ensures it will not fade or degrade. Even in the harshest climates, Sunbrella® provides years of low maintenance service and is quite simply a superb outdoor fabric that is guaranteed against the elements. The fabric can be left outside all year round and can be simply cleaned with plain water. To remove more stubborn stains use a mild solution of soapy water and bleach or careful use of a high pressure washer.

2010-2015 CUSHIONS T E X S I L K™
These cushions are manufactured using Texsilk™ ‘Olefin’ material which are very durable, UV stable, and carry a 1 year guarantee. The cushion filling is reflex foam with a Dacron™ wrapping for greater comfort. Please be aware that water will permeate through the fabric in showery conditions. In this instance, simply separate the cover from the filling and allow both to dry naturally. Once dry, white marks may appear from the fire retardant coating, to remove these simply wash the cushion case in a washing machine at a low temperature (30 C) delicate wash with no detergent. This procedure maybe require a second wash if not all coating has been removed. DO NOT tumble dry, allow to dry naturally. Additionally, cushions can be easily sponge cleaned using warm water. Cushions should not be stored in damp conditions as mould may develop. When not in use, we recommend that cushions are stored in dry conditions to prevent moisture damage and marking as described above. Westminster will not be held responsible for cushion fabrics which have been left in wet conditions

CUSHION BOXES 

Please note: Whilst every effort is made to keep water from entering our cushion boxes, a minimal amount of water will permeate through small openings in the internal Perspex protection layer especially in severe weather conditions. In this case , simply take out any damp cushions and allow to air dry naturally.

MOULD AND MELDEW STAINS

Westminster fabrics do not promote mould or mildew growth, however, mould will grow on dirt or dust and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric. Mould will obtain moisture from the air when the air is very damp. These conditions accelerate mould growth. Mould needs water to grow and decomposes dead organic material. 

TO REMOVE MOULD OR MILDEW

Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and ¼ cup mild soap per 5 litres of water. Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes. Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean cloth or very soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Air dry. For severe mould/mildew growth, bleach quantities may be increased. It is best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings and stains. Alternatively covers can be washed at 30 degrees in a washing machine. Please note: Westminster cannot be held responsible for mould or mildew growth on cushions as these conditions are out of our control.

 


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