Care & Maintenance
- Ipe Aftercare Kit – Clean with Brightener as shown in the below video to prepare the wood for Penofin Verde. Alternatively you can clean the wood with mild dish soap and water.
- Be certain to allow wood to dry completely
- Apply Penofin Verde paying close attention to following all of the directions as contained on the can itself. Wipe any excess off with smooth rag. For best results once wood is completely dry, apply a second coat. Wipe off excess a second time.
- Wood Shield is highly recommended as final step. The light, clear solution operates to protect the tabletop and seating arms from water and food stains.
- After the above, you will only need to apply Penofin Verde on clean surfaces as needed.
- OPTIONAL- WOOD CLEANER- This product can be purchased for deeper cleaning issues in lieu of Brightener or mild dish soap.
All wood is a natural material subject to changes in the environment. The look and feel of natural wood is part of the appeal of owning wood garden furniture. Although Ipe is naturally stable, small checks in the wood surface may appear if the furniture is placed in dry or sunny environments. Superficial checking in no way affects the structural integrity and longevity of your furniture. In full sun, Ipe will naturally- weather to a silver gray.
Where may I purchase care products for my furniture?
The fastest way to purchase care products such as Penofin Verde or Ipe Aftercare Kit is to contact the retail store that you originally purchased the set from, they will be able to assist you in purchasing care items. You can find the contact information for your retailer on our locator.
ROBLE / ARGENTO:
- ROBLE is an extremely stable timber, small checks in the wood surface may appear if the furniture is placed in dry or sunny environments.
- WOOD CLEANER – If you have allowed your furniture to completely dry out, or if the wood surfaces have become stained and dirty, Wood Cleaner is recommended. After application according to instructions, rinse thoroughly and allow to completely dry.
- WOOD SHIELD is highly recommended as final step. The light, clear solution operates to protect the tabletop and seating arms from water and food stains.
- ARGENTO COLLECTION – ARGENTO AFTERCARE can be purchased and already contains Wood Shield in the formula to protect the surfaces. Be sure to shake the Aftercare bottle well before applying.
- Apply thin coat and let dry completely (approximately 30 minutes), following the instructions on the bottle. Apply second coat. Once dry, apply Wood Shield.
- For repairing Argento furniture with scratches or transport rub marks (exposing the natural Roble underneath finish), we recommend ARGENTO TOUCH-UP KIT. Detailed instructions must be followed.
CORAL & SANTA CRUZ WOVEN
- Non-toxic and 100% recyclable
- Fade resistant
- Apply lukewarm water and mild, non-foaming soap with soft cloth or Brush the furniture clean with soft pad and rinse furniture with clean water. Cleaning recommended at least once a year.
To clean all TWITCHELL TEXTILENE brand fabrics
- Sponge using a solution of one cup mild detergent mixed with one cup household bleach in three gallons of
- Rinse thoroughly with clear water and air-dry Treat any stains as soon as possible. Do not use any abrasive household cleaners. For more information, visit www.twitchellcorp.com
- Lightly brush off dirt
- Mix 1/4c mild soap with warm water
- Apply generously over strap and interlacing to soak
- Scrub gently with soft bristle brush or sponge
- Rinse thoroughly, removing all soap, allow strap to dry
SUNBRELLA CUSHION FABRICS
- Machine Washing – Remove covers, wash in cold water in mild laundry soap
If fabric heavily soiled add 1c bleach. Wash and allow fabric to AIR DRY.
- Hand Washing– Prepare solution of 1/4c mild soap in gallon of water
Place solution in spray bottle. Spray entire surface and allow to soak 15 minutes.
- Remove stain with sponge or clean towel. DO NOT SCRUB WITH BRUSH
- Rinse thoroughly with water to remove any soap residue
- Allow fabric to AIR DRY
- If heavy stain/mildew severe, bleach quantities may be increased