How to Clean Your Aluminium Furniture
October 18, 2018
When the sun is shining, and you’re keen to get outside, the last thing you want to deal with is uninviting, grubby chairs and tables. To keep your outdoor aluminium pieces spotless and ready-to-use, cleaning them every so often is your best bet.
To treat your pieces well, get to know how they’re made and how to ensure they stay spick n’ span, and ready to entertain at a moment’s notice. Aluminium furniture is made in a specific way, which is why it has specific needs.
To keep your pieces looking lovely for a long time, remember to clean your outdoor furniture quarterly: when summer comes, when summer ends and two other times that suit your schedule.
Aluminium is an outdoors ace in many ways: it’s hard-wearing, versatile and easy to care for.
Everyone knows it doesn’t rust, but not many know why; there’s distinctive science behind its sustainability. In the open air, aluminium develops a coating of oxide, which operates as a barrier, keeping the metal from the direct effects of the elements and curbing corrosion.
This is why quality is crucial in outdoor pieces – choose furniture that will weather the weather and let you live your life outside.
We make all our furniture using the casting process; where molten aluminium is poured into a mould. This method means our pieces are produced using the purest and hardiest aluminium, guaranteeing premium quality from the get go.
Because we cast it in separate sections, which are then welded together, this means our items are sealed from water and weather.
Designed to withstand all the thrills and spills that come with outdoor living, our furniture is built to last. But even the most robust materials need a little attention to keep them in tip-top condition.
To ensure the endurance of your aluminium furniture, wash it with water or detergent; washing liquid or car wash works best.
Whatever you do, don’t use abrasive products like steel wool or a wire brush, instead, use something softer like a sponge or cloth. Never use chemicals such as ammonia, because these will cause oxidation.
Keep It Covered
The good news is – aluminium furniture doesn’t require the clunky custom-covers that wood and plastic pieces do. But, because it has a powder-coating, you’ll need to nurture this to keep your items in mint condition.
Make sure the coating is cared for by taking care not to scratch the surface or expose it to excessively salty conditions. Aluminium is affected by air and water pollutants, and if your pieces are vulnerable to them, they can discolour and roughen.
Aluminium furniture doesn’t rust, but it does oxidise – but, even this won’t affect its structural reliability.