Maintenance

Care & Maintenance

Protect Your Investment

When you purchase a Hauser product you are buying furniture that will stand the test of time. As with any investment it is necessary to service and take care of your product. Below are some suggestions on how to maintain your furniture.

No matter the material, we recommend purchasing high-quality furniture covers to help extend the life of your investment. Hauser brand covers are made from durable water resistant & breathable fabrics that protect your furniture from the elements and mildew.

General cleaning and maintenance of your furniture is also recommended. To make this easy we have an eco-friendly set of cleaners and protectors, available online & in-store. Shop our Outdoor Furniture Covers & Cleaners. Below you can find our special care guidelines for a variety of fabrics & finishes.

Acrylic Fabrics

Hauser acrylic fabrics can be cleaned by using a mild detergent and soft brush. Do not use aggressive brushing action. In the case of stubborn stains and mildew a Hauser cleaner is available. Cushions will dry much faster if they are tilted onto their side.

Slings

Textilene is a mesh fabric woven of strong polyester yarns that are individually coated with PVC, specifically designed for outdoor use. This product is the best choice for sling furniture because it is elegant, strong and very durable to outdoor exposure.

Do not use bleach or harsh detergents. Covered or indoor protected storage is recommended. For more stubborn stains a specially formulated Hauser Fabric Cleaner & Protector is available.

By following these simple care and cleaning steps, your sling fabrics will maintain their looks for many years:

  • Brush off loose dirt
  • Hose down *Do not use power washer
  • Prepare a cleaning mixture of water and mild, natural soap (no detergents)
  • Allow mixture to soak in
  • Use a soft bristle brush or sponge to clean
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Air dry.

Prevention: One of the best ways to keep Textilene fabrics looking new and to delay the need for deep or vigorous cleanings is to hose the fabric off on a monthly basis with clear water. This practice will eliminate the need for more frequent vigorous cleanings. In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years. These fabrics can be cleaned while still on a frame or they can be removed for cleaning.

Powder Coated & Cast Aluminum

Powder coating adds a weather-resistant and durable finish to aluminum products. To maintain your aluminum furniture routine washing is recommended.. For added protection apply a reliable spray on car wax after cleaning to repel moisture and restore luster to the finish.

Follow the steps below to maintain your cast & powder-coated aluminum:

  • Lightly hose off loose dirt *Do not use a power washer
  • Prepare a cleaning mixture of warm water and mild, natural soap *no detergents
  • Apply mixture to a soft, non-abrasive cloth and gently wipe aluminum
  • Pat dry with soft clean cloth
  • Apply automobile wax (follow manufacturer’s instructions)

Synthetic weave

We recommend vacuuming of organic debris from our synthetic weaves, while aluminum frames can be gently wiped with a soft cloth and mixture of mild (non-abrasive) soap and warm water when necessary. Pat frame dry with soft cloth.

For best care, place furniture in dry storage or in a protected area with fitted furniture cover during the winter months. Shop our premium furniture covers.

Teak & Finished Teak

Teak

Teak is a very durable tropical hardwood that is easy to care for, and in the absence of regular cleaning will over time fade from is natural honey-like colour to a silver-grey.

To maintain the natural honey colour we recommend cleaning and protecting your Teak furniture with our Hauser Care Kit. A protective coating can be applied at the time of purchase and maintained regularly following the instructions provided in the kit.

If you prefer to allow the teak to weather to its natural grey minimal maintenance is required. Light dirt can be washed off with mild soap and water using a soft cloth. If the wood grain stands up a bit after cleaning, lightly sand down the surface with fine sandpaper.

Finished Teak

Our teak is first vigorously brushed to obtain a textured and seasoned finish. After a coat of waterproofing primer, five coats of grey finish are applied. This process protects the wood against the weather, UV’s and various stains such as wine, coffee or oil and therefore requires little maintenance.

Imperfections such as hairline cracks may develop over time. If exposed to the elements, the finish will fade and wear through, exposing unfinished teak. Exposed teak will begin to acquire a silver-grey patina which is typical of unfinished teak.

Follow the steps below to maintain your Finished teak:

  • Use a dry, clean cloth to dust furniture weekly.
  • To clean, wash gently with mild soap and water, dry with a soft cloth.
  • To remove stains on finished teak, we recommend gently sanding the soiled area with fine sandpaper. Do not use abrasive cleaners or a power washer.
  • When not in use protect pieces with our fitted furniture covers.

Plastique

Our Plastique furniture is weather & UV resistant, crafted form durable 100% recycled plastics and easy to maintain.

Follow the steps below to maintain your Plastique:

  • Clean with a soft damp cloth and mild soap. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
  • Rinse thoroughly and air dry.
  • We recommend storing all Plastique furniture in dry storage for the winter.

Envirowood

Envirowood (made high-density polymere) is extremely low maintenance however does require occasional cleaning and care. From time to time, clean with a damp cloth and mild soap. Rinse thoroughly.

HPL Table tops

HPL Table Tops are easy maintenance, clean by using a soft cloth and mild soap and water. Avoid abrasive cleaners or furniture polishes/wax on the tops.

No special treatment or sealers are required.

Due to most of the HPL table tops being used with tubular aluminum frames, it is recommended that the product be in dry storage or placed in a protected area with a quality well-fitting furniture cover for winter. Shop our premium furniture covers.

Outdoor Kitchens

Follow the steps below to maintain your Outdoor Kitchen:

  • Regular cleaning with mild soap/water and a soft cloth is recommended.
  • Try to clean spills immediately when they happen (and before the heat from sun has a chance to “bake on” the spill).
  • Stone sealer can be used to protect your granite for outdoor use, and will help to prevent stains and weathering from discolouring your stone top.

Custom fit protective covers are available to purchase for added protection. These covers can be used for winter protection/storage. The covers are made of polyurethane coated polyester (which is a lightweight polyester fabric with a flame retardant polyurethane coating on both sides). They are breathable and water repellent.

Shade

Follow the steps below to maintain your umbrella or shade structure:

  • Remove loose dirt using a soft bristle brush.
  • Clean umbrella with mild soap and water
  • Rinse off with a hose and allow fabric to air dry.

Do not use abrasive cleaners. Be sure to crank your umbrella down when it’s not in use to avoid damage from high winds. Invest in a cover to protect your umbrella from the elements and accidental rips or tears. Always clean your umbrella and dry thoroughly before storing. Shop our premium protective covers.

Storage

Keep your furniture well protected from wind and weather, preferably in a cool, dry and well ventilated area. Ensure that all furniture is completely dry before storing. Our breathable protective covers are another effective way to protect your investment.

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