SUNBRELLA FABRIC® & QUICK DRY® FOAM CUSHIONS – 2016 ONWARDS
Westminster work with Sunbrella®, a fabric made of acrylic fibres with pigmentation added prior to extrusion,which ensures it will not fade or degrade. Even in the harshest climates, Sunbrella® provides years of low maintenance service and is quite simply a superb outdoor fabric that is guaranteed against the elements. The fabric can be left outside all year round and can be simply cleaned with a solution of water and bleach followed by a thorough soaking of clean water to remove any bleach. Or careful use of a high pressure washer in colaboration with bleach for stuburn stains.
FABRIC CLEANER AND PROTECTOR KIT
You can now keep your outdoor fabrics looking like new for longer when you regularly apply water repellent treatment with our Fabric Protector. This treatment helps maintain the new look for longer and delays the natural outdoor grim and dirt process by way of repelling the water aside quickly and efficiently.
MOULD AND MILDEW
Westminster fabrics do not promote mould or mildew growth, however, mould will grow on dirt or dust and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric. Mould will obtain moisture from the air when the air is very damp. These conditions accelerate mould growth. Mould needs water to grow and decomposes dead organic material. Prepare a solution of 1 cup of bleach and ¼ cup mild soap per 5 litres of water. Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes. Clean entire surface area with a sponge, clean cloth or very soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Air dry. For severe mould/mildew growth, bleach quantities may be increased. It is best to clean the entire surface area of the fabric to avoid water rings and stains. Alternatively careful use of a high pressure washer in colaboration with bleach for stuburn stains. Please note: Westminster cannot be held responsible for mould or mildew growth on cushions as these conditions are out of our control.
Stainless steel has a deserved reputation for longevity of structure and appearance, but can show signs of staining or discolouration over time (commonly referred to as “tea staining”). This is purely cosmetic. We recommend using Scale-x. SCALE-X is a very heavy duty oxidation remover for stainless steel. Scale-x is one of the strongest formulations available at 42% phosphoric acid and is thus much more effective than many other commercially available products. Ideal for removing rust stains from stainless steel, kitchen equipment, stone, brick and concrete floors. Scale-X works by quickly converting the brown oxidization (Iron Oxide) to Ferric Phosphate where after treatment it can be brushed or scrubbed away leaving a fresh clean metal surface. This product can be purchased via Taylor Mclure in a 1 or 5ltr bottle. Please read instructions carefully before use. https://www.taylormclure.co.uk/scale-x-phosphoric-acid-rust-remover-264-p.asp
These materials require little maintenance. However, any house hold kitchen cleaner or bleach will quickly and easily restore the original appearance. A power wash can also be used while keeping the nozzle at least 3 inches away while in constant motion.
By its very nature, powder-coated aluminium is an extremely durable material. Being almost impervious to the elements, it requires little maintenance. However, to maintain the look of your aluminium products we recommend that you periodically clean them with warm soapy water using a mild detergent, alternatively a power wash can be used ensuring the nozzle is at least 6 inches away from the furniture surface.
Ceramic tables tops are easy to clean, with almost zero water absorption making them frost and weather proof. Although dirt cannot penetrate the ceramic surface, we do recommended cleaning the surface in order to prevent the build-up of grease and contaminants with warm water and any kitchen mild detergents.
Westminster glass is toughened safety glass with a pebble textured finish designed for use outdoors. Only water should be used to clean Pebble Glass tops. DO NOT use house hold detergents. Pebble glass will fade over time. When water-soluble salts are carried to the surface by water, which evaporates and leaves a powdery salt deposit on the surface, we called this white staining “efflorescence” which should be allowed to weather away naturally especially on new tops, Any deposit remaining can be removed or reduced by treatment with clean cold water. Since the deposits are water soluble, washing down may result in the solution being partially re-absorbed. This may be minimized by using a clean damp spong, which should be rinse frequently in clean water. Chemical methods should never be used for the removal of efflorescence.
This extremely tough and weather resistant HPL (high pressure laminate) is comparable to hardwood but not susceptible to weathering, mould or rot. Smooth to the touch. HPL has a pore free surface structure. We recommend the use of gentle household cleaning agents.
Please note: Whilst every effort is made to keep water from entering our cushion boxes, they are not water proof. A minimal amount of water will permeate through small openings in the internal Perspex protection layer especially in severe weather conditions. In this case , simply take out any damp cushions and allow to air dry naturally.
These materials require very little maintenance. However cleaning process as explained above can also be applied.
This unique long lasting Teak Silver colour is achieved using an oil blocking agent followed by a 4 layer specialised pigment coloured Polyurethane and sanding process. Over a 3 year term eventually the Teak Silver finish will take its natural course of silvering in colour if left to the elements throughout the seasons. To prolong the colour we recommend using all-weather furniture covers especially over the winter months. Stong chemicals or physical abuse will cause damage to the finish. A power wash can be used to clean the furniture which will not effect the finish, while we do recommend at least a 6 inch gap between the nozzle and furniture. Alternativley a scubbing brush with soap and water can be used.
One of the endearing qualities of teak is its amazing resistance to the elements. Teak can be left outside untouched and untreated for many years and over time the original colour will weather to a silver-grey.
TEAK CLEANER AND PROTECTOR KIT
If you wish to remove the silver-grey appearance Westminster supply a Cleaner and Protector kit where the instructions should be followed carefully.
The covers are made from heavy duty Black polyester PVC coated fabric including a velcro bottom hem, where necessary, to secure. Covers are designed to protect complete dining sets and individual deep seating items, including cushions, against general dirt and grime. Please note: Covers are liable to fade within the first year.
T E X S I L K™ Cushions – 2010-2015 – These cushions are manufactured using Texsilk™ ‘Olefin’ material which are very durable, UV stable, and carry a 1 year guarantee. The cushion filling is reflex foam with a Dacron™ wrapping for greater comfort. Please be aware that water will permeate through the fabric in showery conditions. In this instance, simply separate the cover from the filling and allow both to dry naturally. Once dry, white marks may appear from the fire retardant coating, to remove these simply wash the cushion case in a washing machine at a low temperature (30 C) delicate wash with no detergent. This procedure maybe require a second wash if not all coating has been removed. DO NOT tumble dry, allow to dry naturally. Additionally, cushions can be easily sponge cleaned using warm water. Cushions should not be stored in damp conditions as mould may develop. When not in use, we recommend that cushions are stored in dry conditions to prevent moisture damage and marking as described above. Westminster will not be held responsible for cushion fabrics which have been left in wet conditions