Care & Maintenance Instructions for your furniture:

Norths Outdoor Furniture is designed for minimal maintenance. It is extremely hard wearing and can be exposed to the elements throughout the year.

In a garden and outdoor environment the atmosphere contains many impurities, which over time can create a layer of dirt on the furniture. Should such a build-up occur, then a non- abrasive sponge or soft brush can be used with lukewarm water to clean the surface of the furniture.

We recommend cleaning the furniture at least once a season with a good car shampoo to provide a sheen back to the finish. Do not use any oils, ammonia or bleach to clean the furniture, as this will deteriorate the powder coating.
Avoid using steel wool or any other abrasive cleaning tools, as they can leave small scratches on the surface of the furniture.

Care & Maintenance Instructions for your cushions:

Cleaning Instructions for Fabrics Treated with TEFLON Fabric Protector.

  • TEFLON treatment is durable to washing and dry cleaning.

  • Warm ironing improves performance of TEFLON.

General tips:

  1. Always treat stains promptly.

  2. Sponge the stain, never rub. A gentle blotting action with an absorbent cloth or sponge is most effective. Work inwards from the outer edges to avoid spreading the stain.

  3. Blot up wet or oil based stains with an absorbent cloth. For solid or semi-solid spills, lift off excess before using a blunt knife or spatula.

  4. If the stain has already dried, gently brush off any excess material, then dab gently with a damp sponge until it disappears.

  5. Never try to remove the stain with household detergents such as washing up liquid.

  6. Vacuum upholstery regularly to remove accumulated dirt, which can fade colours and accelerate wear. When vacuuming upholstery use special brushes and nozzles provided to prevent damage, and for more effective cleaning.

  7. It is recommended to have furnishings professionally cleaned from time to time.

Cleaning Methods

  • Method A:

Use only water based commercial cleaning agents.

Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of ammonia with 1 liter of water. Blot the stain gently with a cloth dampened with this solution, turning continually so that only the clean part of the cloth is in contact with the stain.

  • Method B:

Use only mild, water-free dry-cleaning solvents. Dampen a cloth with the solution and follow the procedure described in Method A.

Easy Stain Removal Guide

  • Grease, oil: Use Method B

  • Chocolate, coffee: Sponge with lukewarm water.

  • Wine, milk, soft drinks: Use Method A.

  • Blood: Treat with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of salt to 1 liter water. Rinse and blot with a dry cloth.

  • For persistent stains, sponge with ammonia solution described in Method A.

  • Wax, candle: Gently scrape off wax with a blunt knife or spatula.

    • Use Method B, or cover spot with several layers of absorbent paper and apply a warm iron.

  • Fruit: Sponge with cold water.

  • Ballpoint pen, ink: Treat with rubbing alcohol using Method A.

  • Mud: Gently lift off as much soil as possible with a blunt knife or spatula. Allow to dry, then vacuum.

    • For persistent stains, use ammonia solution described in Method A.

  • Pencil: Use Method B, followed by a small amount of ammoniated liquid detergent.

  • Urine, sweat: Use Method A, followed by a small amount of ammoniated liquid detergent.

  • Vomit: Gently lift off vomit and sponge thoroughly with cold water, then use Method A.