Care & Maintenance

At Paddy O’ Furniture, we provide high-quality patio furniture built to endure all weather conditions. Our Bliss Fabric is made with Crypton® technology, which is easy to clean, anti-microbial, and resistant to water, dust, stains, odors, and fading. 

Bliss Fabric Care

Standard Maintenance

Preventative care is key to maintaining the beauty and integrity of your Paddy O’ Furniture. To keep it looking its best, here are some tips:

  • Use a vacuum or leaf blower when removing loose dirt and debris
  • Wash your cushions regularly using a mixture of lukewarm water (under 100 F) and a mild detergent before rinsing them; do NOT use a machine washer
  • Allow your cushions to air-dry; do NOT use a machine dryer
  • Store your furniture in a cool, dry place when not in usepreferably with a protective cover over each piece 

Stain Removal

Our Bliss Fabric is stain resistant; however, we encourage you to address stains promptly when they occur. The severity of the stains you encounter determines the proper measures you should take to remove them. From fighting minor to stubborn stainswe’ve got you covered. 

Minor Stains

  1. Remove loose dirt and debris

  2. Rub a mixture of lukewarm water (under 100 F) and a mild detergent on the spot where the stain is located using a soft brush

  3. Rinse the area well with water

  4. Let the cushion air-dry; do NOT use a machine dryer

Stubborn Stains

  1. Remove any visible surface dirt

  2. Soak the fabric for one hour using a mixture of a gallon of water, one-half cup of bleach and one-half cup of mild detergent

  3. Rub the mixture in with a soft brush and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water (under 100 F)

  4. Allow the cushion to air-dry; do NOT use a machine dryer

Persistent Stains

If you have a persistent stain that isn't removed using any of the steps outlined above, here are some spot treatment solutions you can try.

Spot Treatment Solutions

Stain Type

Cleaning Solution

Bird droppings, ketchup, cola, raw egg, juice, wet paint, milk, mustard, tea, and tomato juice

Two ounces of liquid detergent and one gallon of water

Beer, urine, vomit, and watercolor paint

Two ounces of liquid detergent, three ounces of white vinegar and one gallon of water

Berries, dried blood and chocolate

Two ounces of liquid detergent, four to eight ounces of ammonia and one gallon of water

Wine

Two ounces of liquid detergent, four to eight ounces of ammonia, three ounces of white vinegar, and one gallon of water

Butter, car grease, chewing gum, nail polish, oil, and shoe polish

Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%

Crayon, lipstick and dried paint (latex, oil or lacquer based)

Paint remover 100%, or oil or grease remover

Coffee

Two ounces of detergent, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, and water

Ink 

Paint remover 100%, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, soap, and water 

Mascara

Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, two ounces of detergent and one gallon of water

Rust and water mildew

One cup of bleach, two ounces of liquid detergent and one gallon of water

Shoe polish and candle wax

Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%heat using an iron with a towel placed in between

Suntan lotion and pine tree oil

Two ounces of detergent and water

Tree sap

Two ounces of liquid detergent and one gallon of water

Charcoal and pencil marks

Two ounces of detergent and one gallon of water

    Other Fabric Care

    Outdoor Rugs

    All-Weather Wicker

    Use only mild detergent and water to clean. Rinse and dry thoroughly. If excessive water accumulates on the cushions, stand upright with zipper side down and let dry. To extend the longevity of the furniture, it is recommended to store it in a cool and dry place, protect with furniture covers to keep dust off.

    • Use mild detergent and water to clean
    • Rinse with water
    • Dry thoroughly
    • Protect with furniture covers

    Aluminum

    Maintaining your aluminum metal frames can keep your furniture looking like new for years.  There are a few things you can do to clean off the dirt and grime and bring back the beautiful finish of your outdoor furniture. Typically if you use a mild dish soap and water most of the dirt will come off.  If you have some oxidation or hard water, mix a solution of 50% white vinegar and 50% water, apply onto the frames and wipe off.

    To really bring back the shine, every 6 months treat with the product Paddy O’ Furniture Protectant. This will renew frames and protect with a UV inhibitor.

    • Wash with mild soap and water solution
    • Rinse and dry thoroughly
    • Apply Paddy O’ Furniture product to protect finish
    • To correct oxidation or hard water, mix a solution of 50% white vinegar and 50% water
    • Clean every few months to maintain

    Worry-Free Wood

    Worry-free wood is virtually maintenance free due to the fact that it has exceptional resistance to fading, moisture, insects, splintering and other common outcomes from environmental stress that one observes with treated lumber or wood fiber composite products. It just needs occasional washing with soap and water to remove dirt and debris if desired. Do not leave empty glasses on worry-free wood surface under direct sunlight as this may cause sun damage to the surface.

    • Wash with mild soap and water
    • Do not leave empty glasses on surface in direct sunlight, this may cause damage

    Natural Wood Furniture

    Eucalyptus hardwood furniture is unique with its beautiful wood grain accent and color. It performs very similar to teak wood.

    To maintain original-like look, use a soft bristle brush or sponge to wash the furniture with a mild detergent. Do not use bleach, pressure washers or use an abrasive brass brush as it may cause damage and discoloration. We recommend semi-annual application of Semco Teak Sealer (SEM-10324), which is readily available from multiple online sources. Follow product instructions for best results.

    Commercial teak sealer or cleaner can also be used to restore the beauty and moisture of the wood. Follow product instructions for best results.

    • Use a soft bristle brush or sponge to wash eucalyptus
    • Wash with mild detergent
    • Do not use bleach
    • Apply teak sealer

    Table Top Care

    Stone and Tile 

    Stone and Tile will last if properly maintained. Clean the table top with a soft clean cloth or sponge. Use warm water and mild dish soap. Rinse with clean water to remove any soap residue. Dry thoroughly and then seal the table top once every 4-6 months will help prevent or reduce any damage that may be caused by the harsh outdoor elements the top is being exposed to. Sealer will penetrate the stone to protect from absorption of moisture and stains.

    • Clean the table top with a soft clean cloth or sponge
    • Rinse thoroughly
    • Allow to dry completely
    • Apply sealer

    Dekton Surfaces

    Below are some tips on keeping your tables and firepit tops in good condition. As soon as a spill occurs, we advise that you clean the area and do not allow the spill to dry on the surface. We advise you use the products we show below. Alternative brands may contain chemicals that may damage your surface.

    • Dekton requires very little maintenance. Simply wipe your Dekton surface by using a sponge with soap and warm water on a regular basis to maintain its beauty and shine for years to come. In addition, any PH-balanced general-purpose cleaner may be used.
    • For rust or limescale you may use acidic-based cleaners including vinegar and water or other over-the-counter acidic-based cleaners like CLR.
    • For smears or streaking you can use Weiman Glass Cooktop Cleaner, or Magic Glass Cooktop Cleaner to clean Dekton surfaces.
    • To remove difficult spills, wipe the surface with dish soap and scrub with a Scotch Brite pad and rinse with warm water. For stains that harden as they dry, such as food, gum, nail polish, and paint, remove by gently scraping off of the surface (using a blade or putty knife), and then clean using warm water and soap. Gray marks left by the razor can be wiped away with soap and water or glass cooktop cleaner.
    • For wine, coffee, food stains, and fruit juice use common alkaline detergents or oxidants such as dish soap, diluted bleach, and water.
    • For wax, shoe polish, rubber marks, dyes, markers, inks, and adhesives, the following solvents can be used: paint thinner, alcohol, or acetone.
    • Caution should be exercised in the handling and storage of any of the above chemicals/products. Manufacturers’ instructions should be exercised when using and storing these products.
    CAUTION
    • Dekton is extremely resistant to large fluctuations in heat and cold. For safety reasons we always recommend placing a trivet or a hot pad directly between your hot pot/pan and the Dekton surface to prevent burns from the heat that may transfer from the hot item to the Dekton countertop surface.
    • Avoid exposing your Dekton surface to strong chemicals and solvents for an extended period of time. Although Dekton is stain proof, it is never advised to leave these cleaners on your Dekton surface for an extended period of time.
    • Always avoid contact with your Dekton surface by hydrofluoric acid.
    • Although Dekton is extremely scratch-resistant, we always recommend the use of a cutting board for two reasons.
      • Knives or metal household utensils will leave grey marks when cutting directly on the Dekton surface. These marks are called “metal transfer” and can be removed with cleaners as noted above; however, it is a lot easier to simply cut on a cutting board.
      • Dekton can dull your knives and cooking utensils and it is wise to protect the investment that you have in these items.

    Faux Stone

    The faux stone tabletop is a man-made composite lightweight stone. It is virtually maintenance free; simply clean it with water and mild detergent. Red wine or juice should be wiped away at once to prevent permanent staining. Never use harsh cleaners; avoid putting hot items, such as pots and pans directly onto the table surface.

    • Clean with mild soap and water
    • Red wine and juice should be wiped away immediately
    • Never use harsh cleaners
    • Avoid putting hot items on surface

      Umbrella Care

      When not in use, close and cover umbrella with a protective cover (sold separately).

      •  Allow a wet canopy to dry opened up.
      •  If necessary, clean the fabric with lukewarm water, mild detergent, and a sponge.
      • Wipe sliding marks on the aluminum poles with a damp cloth. Winter Storage:
      • Store in a dry, protective place.
      • Any visible defects must be repaired by a professional.
      • After the Winter: Areas subject to turning and sliding can be treated with a non-staining lubricant spray (silicone-based).