Suan Suay outdoor furniture is constructed with aluminium frames that are treated with a protective powder coat paint layer, these frames are virtually maintenance free, just wipe with a damp cloth to keep them looking fresh.
Our high-quality poly-rattan thread is UV-resistant and colourfast if you take a few basic steps by cleaning your wicker garden furniture every six months or so it will remain in good condition for many years to come.
You can significantly extend the life of synthetic wicker and rattan garden furniture by cleaning it correctly at proper intervals.
When cleaning your wicker and rattan garden furniture all you need to use is a bucket of lukewarm water, a soft sponge or cloth and a non-scouring pH-neutral detergent.
After cleaning, rinse down the furniture with cold water using a garden hose.
When necessary take a vacuum cleaner to clean your rattan and wicker garden furniture of any dust etc. If you have a brush attachment it will penetrate between the weave and remove any loose dirt and dust. Hoovering is safe for all types of wicker, both natural and synthetic.
We strongly advise against cleaning your rattan and wicker garden furniture with any scouring and/or bleaching agents or an all-purpose cleaner as they can lead to tiny cracks in the poly threads which will accumulate dirt, or cause the furniture to fade or discolour.
Try this first... When you have a new spill or stain on your fabric.
• Blot (don’t rub) liquid spills with a clean, dry cloth. For oil-based spills, apply an absorbent such as corn starch, then remove with a straight edge.
• Spray on a mild cleaning solution of soap and water.
• Rinse the fabric thoroughly with clean water to remove all soap residue.
• Air dry
Cleaning Removable Fabric
Hand Wash fabric in a solution of ¼ cup mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water. Use a sponge or very soft bristle brush to lightly agitate the stain. Then rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue, and allow the fabric to air dry.
Cleaning Non-Removable Fabric.
Prepare a solution of ¼ cup mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water. Use a soft bristle brush to clean, allowing the cleaning solution to soak into the fabric. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue and allow fabric to air dry
Mold and mildew stains
Sunbrella fabrics do not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric.
To remove mold or mildew:
• Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and ¼ cup mild soap per gallon of water.
• Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.
• Clean the entire surface area with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush.
• Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
• Air dry.
Some removable casings can be washed in the washing machine, consult the furniture manufacturer before removing the casing as cushion construction may vary.
To wash, first close all zippers. Machine wash in cold water on the delicate cycle with normal amounts of mild laundry detergent. Allow fabric to air dry.
When cleaning upholstered pieces, clean the entire surface area of the fabric, from seam to seam, instead of rubbing the fabric in a circular motion on the stain. This method, along with an extractor, may be required in order to avoid water rings and stains.
Immediately apply an absorbent such as corn starch directly on the oil-based stain. Let sit for 10 minutes and remove the excess using a straight edge or ruler. This helps remove the stain and prevents it from being pressed into the fabric.