Care Information

Wicker

All of our wicker contains UV stabilisers to ensure a prolonged life span. Our range of wickers are made from the highest quality synthetic polyethylene material. Most resin wicker begins as a clear or white material with a colour coated surface - our wicker is also coloured through to the core. This means unsightly fading and abrasions that quickly age a cheap setting are not a problem for our furniture.

To clean your wicker furniture simply hose away dust or wipe down with a soft, damp cloth. Alternatively you can wash your furniture down with mild soapy water and then rinse thoroughly.

Glass

A glass table-top gives your furniture a sleek, refined finish that can be maintained quite easily.

Ansan Outdoor uses only tempered safety glass in all its outdoor furniture. This glass is hardened to resist breakage, however, this does not mean that it is unbreakable or scratch proof. In the event of breakage, the glass will shatter into small cubes rather than large jagged sheets to minimise the risk of injury. 

Take care when placing items on the table surface. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a scratch proof glass top. Be mindful of how you place objects on the glass surface. Always use heat mats when placing hot pots or plates on the table.

Clean regularly and carefully. You should not need to remove the glass for cleaning, our tables are designed to be wiped down with the glass in place.

Fabric and Foam

We only use a high density outdoor grade foam that won’t deteriorate through constant wetting and drying. Our 100% polyester cushion covers are designed for full outdoor use and in a light shower, will repel water. Prolonged exposure to rain will wet your fabrics and cushions, but will not harm them. Our cushions are enclosed in a Dacron wrapper. This material creates a barrier to water, oxygen and carbon dioxide and will help your cushions last longer and more readily resist mould. The Dacron lining will also improve the longevity of your fabric covers by softening the abrasive effect between the fabric and foam.

To care for your foam and fabric you can apply a protective treatment to your covers before use. This will create a barrier layer which further repels stains and moisture. Treatments also reduce the risk of staining and degrading caused by sunscreens, tanning lotions, chlorine and salt exposure. We recommend a product called Solar Shield which will extend the life and look of your fabrics by also protecting against the sun UV, fading and colour loss - Read more here

Consider covering your cushions or putting them away during periods when they are seldom used.

All of our cushion covers can be machine washed although we suggest you do not tumble dry them. Don’t remove the Dacron wrapper from the foam. This will reduce mould-resistant properties and cushion longevity.

Take care when removing your fabric covers. We manufacture our covers for a perfect fit. This can make them difficult to remove.

Removing Cushion Covers

To remove your fabric covers, unzip the cover fully to the end of the zip, fold the cushion in half to allow the opening some slack and gently pull out. Please be mindful that zippers are fragile and may catch on Dacron lining, resulting in a jammed zipper.

If you're having trouble getting the zipper to move, particularly if this is your first time removing the cover, do not force it. This can result in breakage. Stiff zippers may require that you lubricate the teeth to ensure a smooth pull. Simply dip a cotton bud in WD-40 and apply along the teeth of the zipper, paying special attention to just around the zipper tab.

When putting the covers back on, do not immediately zip them up. Instead, leave them unzipped for a while. Give the foam time to work it's way back into its cover before zipping them closed. This will help ensure the edges and corners line up correctly and prevent deforming the cushion. 

Outdoor Beanbags

When you’re not using your bean bag outside, bring it indoors. Storing it inside protects it from acid rain and concentrated airborne pollutants like gases, oxidants and harmful chemicals that are especially common in large cities.

Store your outdoor beanbags in a dry place when they’re not in use. Be sure that all surfaces of the fabric are completely dry before storing.

Although our bean bags are made with the best fade-resistant materials on the market, continuous exposure to the sun for days and weeks can eventually cause fading. Direct sunlight causes oxidation and will fade even the best and brightest of coloured fabrics. Store bean bags in a shady, dry outdoor area or garage, or simply bring them inside your home.

Do not immerse your bean bag in water. Our standard outdoor bean bags are not designed for this use. The chlorine, acid and other chemicals in pool water can affect the vibrant colours.

Our covers are made with water-resistant polyester, but if water does infiltrate the cover, it cannot evaporate or escape. Trapped moisture will lead to mould and mildew growth, especially if you are using the product in a humid climate. If your bean bags get wet, remove the inner liner, and turn it inside-out in direct sunlight just long enough to completely eliminate all moisture.

To clean your outdoor beanbag use a clean, damp cloth and warm, soapy water to remove outdoor dirt and grime, food spills and other mishaps. An occasional all-over cleaning will help keep your bean bags looking fresh and prevent dirt build up. Use diluted mild soap or detergent, and avoid products containing bleach.