Poly furniture is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), a recyclable plastic that never needs to be painted or stained. It will not rot or splinter, and it contains an added UV protective agent to resist fading. Poly furniture is not affected by most corrosive substances, and will not promote bacterial growth.
To maintain the beauty of your furniture, use Berlin Gardens cleaners or clean regularly with nonabrasive soap and water. While most colors need to be cleaned a few times per year, certain colors such as white (but not limited to this color) need to be cleaned more frequently in order to maintain its original beauty. In extreme situations, and with colors such as white, spray the furniture thoroughly with a nonabrasive cleaner then scrub the furniture using a soft bristle brush and rinse off with warm, clean water. If needed, spray the furniture with nonabrasive cleaner and wash it using a high-pressure washer.
Do not place the tip of your pressure washer closer than 8”-12” from the furniture or it will tear into the material. Do not place flower pots or any items on furniture that will leave stains. Do not place hot items directly onto furniture to avoid melting.
All fasteners on furniture manufactured by Berlin Gardens are stainless steel with most fasteners being chromeplated stainless steel. Chrome-plated stainless steel is one of the most corrosive-resistant fasteners on the market. However, in extreme conditions such as coastal areas, while chrome-plated stainless steel will be less likely to rust, it is still recommended to regularly rinse it with fresh water to ensure the longevity of your furniture and fasteners.
If properly cared for, you will be able to relax in your fine piece of poly furniture for many years!