care & cleaning
VENEMAN PRODUCT CARE            
             

ALUMINUM FRAMES For Cast Aluminum Products - All dining tables have a leveling glide on one leg, which can be adjusted so the table will sit level. For all seating pieces and side tables: If there is serious unevenness that cannot be corrected by switching the chair with another chair on the floor, contact your Veneman Dealer about obtaining a replacement.

TEAK FRAMES The beauty of teak is two-fold: its natural elegance and its carefree durability. Whether your teak furniture finds its way to the garden, deck, patio, or poolside, simply sit back, relax and enjoy teak's gracious response to the elements. Outdoors, the rich, warm glow of new teak softens over several seasons to the hallmark silvery gray of aged teak. This sign of "age" in your teak furniture is actually a testament to its ability to endure whatever Mother Nature dishes out, as the cured outer surface creates a valuable layer of protection for the oil-rich hardwood. Veneman Collections furniture uses only the finest straight grained teak and requires minimal maintenance. General cleaning with soap and water once a year is recommended.

FINISHES Cleaning and Protecting:
For all textured finishes, a mild soap and warm water wash is recommended.


REPAIRING SCRATCHES AND SCRAPES IN FINISH: Touch-up paint to match your frame color is available directly from your Before beginning any touch-up procedure, always wash the marred area first to remove any dirt or grease, then lightly sand the edges around the scratch so that the touch-up paint will blend in easily. Hold spray can 8 - 10 inches away from surface to be touched up. Do not try to get full coverage with the first coat. Spray a thin coat and let dry. Spray a second coat and let dry. Continue applying until desired coverage is achieved. Trying to get full coverage in the first coat may result in a glossy surface. Should this happen, dull with a light (thin) "dusting" coat applied after the offending glossy coat has dried.

SMALL NICKS- Spray touch-up paint onto a flat plate or dish. Then use a small artist's brush to transfer the paint from the plate to the furniture. Texture can be enhanced with a clean, dry brush after the paint becomes tacky.

SCRATCHES - Spray touch-up paint directly onto the furniture, heavy enough to cover the blemish. Wait 3 - 5 minutes for the paint to become tacky. Note: A dry cloth will pick up too much paint. Make sure your cloth is lint free.

 

FOR SCRAPES DOWN TO BARE METAL - Spray touch-up paint directly onto furniture heavy enough to cover the blemish. Then, sprinkle fine grain silicone sand on the wet about us where to buy collections product type paint. Re-coat with a light spray after the first applications. coat dries.
When applying touch-up paint, it's better to use many light coats rather than just one heavy coat as the solvents in the spray paint may cause the surrounding finish to loosen and wrinkle.


Storage hint - Always store touch-up spray cans "upside down" as the nozzles are less likely to clog this way.

Touching up Cast "Weathered" and "Antiqued" Finishes -
First, follow the above procedure and allow the undercoat to dry. Then, using a cotton swab, lightly apply the supplied glaze color from your touch-up-kit. Blend-in with a soft cloth and allow to dry. If possible, experiment first on a hidden area of the frame.


FABRICS
General Information - Note: Do not use bleach unless specifically listed as a cleaning agent for your specific fabric. The life of your fabric largely depends on its care and use. Certain suntan and sun block products may permanently discolor any fabric. This possibility can be minimized by immediately cleaning after contacts. It is important to clean you fabric regularly. In addition, storing your cushions when not is use, or using furniture covers will extend their life. Also, fabric life can be extended by simply hosing down your furniture regularly with water. Hint. Cushion dry faster if there are allowed to stand on the sides while drying.


Vinyls For Cast Seats
Spot wash with a lukewarm (no warmer than 100 degrees) solution of mild liquid soap and water. Rub briskly with a rough cloth or soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap. Allow to air dry. Do not use bleach, harsh detergents or stiff bristle brushes on the 100 Series vinyl materials.


Vinyl Coated Polyester Weaves
Soil, Suntan Oil and Lotions: Promptly remove with solution of 1 cup of liquid detergent-water solution. Oils and grease: Spot treat with bleach and rubbing alcohol. Mildew: Treat with warm water, detergent and bleach mixture indicated above. Berry Juices, Wine and Blood: Use strong liquid detergent, warm water and ammonia. Always rinse thoroughly after applying any cleaning product.


100% Polyester Prints & 100% Acrylic/Olefin Blends
Promptly remove soil (including suntan oils and lotions) with a solution consisting of two capfuls of mild liquid soap per gallon of water. Be liberal with solution and scrub with a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap and air dry. DO NOT USE BLEACH OR HARSH DETERGENTS ON ANY PRINTED FARIC. Note: These fabrics are not recommended for poolside applications.


  Polyester/Olefin Blends And Acrylic/Olefin Blends
Clean spills as soon as possible. If a spot remains, use a mild detergent and water solution. Occasionally, add 1 cup of household bleach to the detergent-water solution. Rinse entire cushion or umbrella with water. Air dry. Baby Oil, Beer, Orange Juice and Coffee: Apply hot water and detergent. Rinse the entire piece thoroughly. If necessary, apply a laundry pre-wash, leave on for 10 minutes, and then reapply hot water and detergent. Rinse thoroughly. Blood Stains: Apply protein or enzyme spotter. Oil and Suntan Lotion: Apply a volatile-type paint remover or 100% mineral spirits to stain. Ink, Marker or Mascara: Apply Grain or Wood Alcohol to stain.


Acrylic/Polyester Blends And 100% Acrylic Fabrics
Spot wash with a lukewarm (no warmer than 100 degrees) solution of mild liquid soap and water. Rub briskly with a rough cloth or soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap. Allow to air dry. Do not use bleach, harsh detergents or stiff bristle bushes on acrylic blend fabrics. For stubborn stains and suntan lotions, we recommend "Spic & Span" or a fine fabric cleaner. Use full strength and apply vigorously with a sponge or clean cloth. Sponge thoroughly with clean water. Allow to air dry. Note: 100% acrylic fabric is heat sensitive. Do not use heat, hot water or bleach.


Acrylic/PVC Blends
Spot wash by sponging briskly with a lukewarm solution of mild liquid soap and water. Sponge thoroughly to remove soap and then air dry. For suntan lotion, use fine fabric cleaner. Do not use Pine Oil cleaners or abrasive household cleaners.


MARKET UMBRELLAS
General Maintenance - Always close the umbrella in its stand when not in use or in windy weather. This will protect it against damage from inclement weather or high winds. If the umbrella becomes wet, open it for a complete airing and make certain that it is thoroughly dry before closing again.


Storage
Always dry the umbrella completely before storing and fold carefully to avoid wrinkling the fabric. Protect it with a cover and lay on a hard, flat surface in a well-ventilated location.


Market Umbrella - Wooden Pole & Frame
Our market umbrella's simplicity of design requires little more than the General Maintenance and Storage instructions above. Any accidental scrapes or scratches on you wooden pole may be touched up a matching wood stain and covered with marine spar varnish.


Umbrella Fabric
General Information -Do not use bleach unless specifically listed as a cleaning agent for your specific fabric. The life of your fabric largely depends on its care and use. It is important to clean your fabric regularly with a mild soap and water solution. Also, fabric life can be extended by simply hosing down your umbrella regularly with water. For details on specific fabric types look up the Fabric description in the Fabric section.