Westminster Garden Furniture

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Product Cleaning

WEATHERED TEAK
This unique long lasting Teak Silver colour is achieved using an oil blocking agent followed by a 4 layer specialised pigment coloured Polyurethane and sanding process. Over a 5 year term eventualy the Teak Silver finish will lighten in colour if left to the elements throughout the seasons. To prolong the colour we recommend using all-weather furniture covers especially over the winter months. Stong chemicals or physical abuse will cause damage to the finish. A power wash can be used to clean the furniture which will not effect the finish, while we do recommend at least a 6 inch gap between the nozzle and furniture. Alternativley a scubbing brush with soap and water can be used. 

WOVEN
These materials require very little maintenance. However cleaning process as explained above can also be applied. 

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: Covers are liable to fade within the first year.

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.

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, alternatively a power wash can be used ensuring the nozzle is at least 6 inches away from the furniture surface.

GLASS
For smooth frosted glass we recommend glass cleaner, then finish with water on a microfibre cloth which will leave glass smear free. For Stone and Charcoal Pebble Glass we recommend simply a cloth with warm water.

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.

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 a solution of water and bleach followed by a thorough soaking of clean water to remove any bleach. Or careful use of a high pressure washer in colaboration with bleach for stuburn stains.

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 

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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