- Care & Maintenance
Care & Maintenance
Even though our quality range of furniture is designed for the marine or outdoor environment, simple maintenance and storage will prolong life.
General Care and Limitations of our Furniture:
- All furniture should be stored in shade, covered, or indoors to prolong life
- Furniture exposed to salt spray should promptly be rinsed in soapy fresh water and chamois dried to avoid corrosion developing on metal hinges and frames etc.
- All metal (inc. marine grade stainless steel) will develop corrosion or tarnish if exposed in a marine environment. Surface rust is easily removed with StarClean metal polish – simply apply wet with a soft rag or toothbrush and rinse off leaving a fantastic corrosion barrier.
- Stains on fabric should be removed using soapy warm water or fabric spot remover for more stubborn marks. Test a small inconspicuous patch first.
- Our Nardi range of resin tables can be easily cleaned with soapy water, or Nardi Clean Detergent
- Harsh acidic or abrasive cleaners are not recommended on any of our furniture as they may cause damage or dis-colouration
- Our guarantee covers faulty materials and workmanship, we do not cover misuse, surface rust or tarnishing, or damage caused by neglect.
- With simple care and maintenance your boat furniture will last for years to come.
Metal Parts & Frames
Aluminum tube or other metal areas should be washed with soapy water. Remember to remove all the water spots on the tubes by using a dry cloth. We also recommend that an appropriate shining product such as StarClean be applied twice yearly or as needed.
Textiline - The textilene fabric should be washed with soapy water using a sponge. Apply slight pressure if necessary, then dry with a clean cloth.
Polyfor - The vinyl coated fabrics 'Nautolex' should be washed with mild soapy water using a non-abrasive sponge and then thoroughly rinsed and dried with a soft cloth. Special care should be taken to prevent mildew growth; all vinyl coated fabrics should receive frequent and proper cleaning with special attention given to crevices where dirt and water can be trapped. All 'Nautolex' vinyl coated fabrics contain an anti-microbial agent in sufficient amounts to provide years of mildew-free use.
Caution: suntan lotion and insect repellants can cause rapid staining and deterioration of the surface of the vinyl coated fabric.
The 'Polyfor' fabrics should be regularly dusted and the stains if any, can be removed using a solution of water with mild detergent such as dishwashing liquid by lightly scrubbing the area using a sponge. Remember to thoroughly rinse off any soap residue with soft water and allow to dry completely.
To maintain teak furnishings, use a soft bristled brush or cleaning rag to remove surface dust. If the timber is raw and is stained or faded, we recommend using a commercially available teak cleaning product. If your teak furniture is sealed/oiled, then regularly treat the teak armrests using standard teak oil, this will help protect and restore the wood. Store the tables in a shaded area when not in use.
Please remember, your boat furniture is used in harsh/high corrosion prone marine environments. However with simple care and maintenance your boat furniture will last and look great for years to come.