In many cases, spills, stains and marks that are not cleaned within a few hours can become permanent. In many cases, spills, stains and marks that are not cleaned immediately can become permanent. • Dye transfer from clothes is also possible and ink stains from pens must be attended to quickly to avoid becoming permanent. • Avoid sitting on furniture with wet swimming costumes or towels as this can leave a watermark on fabric, and can contribute to bleaching, mould growth and dye transfer. King Living also recommends not sitting on furniture when wearing wet swimming costumes and towels, as chlorine can damage the leather. To ensure your King Living fabric keeps its luxurious look for longer, position it away from direct and indirect sunlight. Before you begin cleaning your outdoor furniture, look at the tags on the different cushions in order to see what the manufacturer recommends for cleaning, as well as what could potentially damage the fabrics.
Some wood is meant to look raw and unfinished – it depends on the look you are going for. The answer to that question depends on the type of fabric that is used to make your particular cushions. Never use detergents, alcohol, chemicals, soaps, shoe polish, wax, window cleaner, silicone, saddle soap or any cleaning product not designed specifically for your type of leather. Rinse away all soap residue with clean water and let the pillow air dry. • Dampening the fabric with a light hosing down of water and clean with KingCare® Fabric Cleaner or a gentle solution of mild soap and warm water (max 40°C); gently brush the solution into the fabric and leave for 2-3 minutes, rinse with clean water then wipe over wiht a soft dye-free cloth or towel and allow to air dry. Over cleaning or poor maintenance can damage the protective layer and cause the leather to deteriorate. If your fabric furniture is protected with a stain repellent, we still recommend regular vacuuming and maintenance. However, it still needs to be cared for using suitable products and a gentle touch.
King-Care® cleaning products will clean, protect and maximise the life of your fabric. In most cases it will be, but instructions can vary depending on the construction of the casing. You can plant citronella or lavender (or both!) around the yard to repel them. With proper care and cleaning, your outdoor furniture can last through many years and seasons. King Living sources the highest quality leathers to ensure your furniture looks amazing, is exceptionally durable and extremely comfortable. The yarns used in weaving King Living Fabrics contain millions of individual fibres and the loss. Every design in the King Fabrics collection has been rigorously tested for seam strength, abrasion resistance, colourfastness to light, cleaning and general wear and tear. And don’t forget, rinse all the furniture and let it dry in a light, sunny area. Let sit for 10 minutes and remove the excess using a straight edge or ruler.
• With a soft brush, remove any debris on furniture. Use a paper towel to soak up liquid or a vacuum or broom to sweep up loose debris. The best approach to these types of accidents is to leave the cloth in place until most or all of the liquid has been absorbed. One of the best ways to keep King Living’s outdoor fabric by Sunbrella® looking good is to brush off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics and wipe up spills or clean soon after a stain occurs. Blot gently at liquid spills. Dabbing or rubbing will make the liquid penetrate further into the fibres. A weekly vacuum with low suction and a soft brush accessory will remove dust and damaging dirt particles, to help extend the life of your fabric and furniture. Be sure to thoroughly vacuum seams and crevices. A regular vacuum will help to minimise this, however pilling can be successfully removed using a Fabric Pill Remover (available from department stores/haberdasheries) and does not affect the ongoing performance of the fabric.