Congratulations on your purchase from Brosa. We know you're going to love it and will want to keep it looking great for years to come!
So please have a quick read-through of our handy tips below for ongoing care and maintenance of your new Brosa furniture.
(It's important to note that keeping any furniture outside can leave it vulnerable to rust marks, mildew or stains, so above all, you can extend the life of your furniture by not leaving it exposed to the elements more than you need to.)
- Assemble furniture using our assembly guides. You can find them here.
- Do not dispose of any packaging or contents of the shipping carton until assembly is completed to avoid accidentally discarding small parts or hardware.
- Keep furniture on flat, level ground. Placing it unevenly may cause deformation.
- Do not place heavy objects on furniture.
- When repositioning furniture always lift, don’t drag.
- Keep sharp objects away from furniture. They can cause scratches and splinters to the surface.
- If possible, store unused furniture in a cool dry place indoors. If the furniture is stored outside, cover with a waterproof cover.
- After rain or snowfall, wipe off excess water or snow from flat surfaces. Allow air to circulate to avoid condensation.
- Do not stack furniture.
- Use protective coasters and mats for hot items on the furniture.
- Clean spills and stains immediately with a clean cloth.
- Re-tighten screws and attachments if they loosen.
Clean with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water. Wipe dry with a clean cloth. Do not use abrasive, acid, alcohol-based, or solvent-based cleaners as they could damage the paint finish.
Iron or steel frames will rust if the finish is scratched or if your furniture is exposed to excessive humidity, particularly in locations near saltwater.
Regularly applying stainless steel cleaner removes oxidisation and helps restore a natural glossy finish in seconds. Cleaning will be needed on a regular basis in coastal areas, due to wind and salt exposure.
All fabrics fade when exposed to the sunlight, including outdoor fabrics. It is important to keep cushions inside when they are not being used or ensure they are covered with waterproof furniture covers.
For regular cleaning, vacuum or lightly brush to remove dust and grime.
For light stains, spot clean with a solution of mild detergent and warm water. Thoroughly rinse with clean water, then stand cushions on one end and allow to air-dry completely.
For mildew and heavy stains, quality commercial outdoor furniture cleaner can be used.
Use a microfibre cloth with water to remove dust from the rope. To avoid frizzing, avoid using a brush to clean the rope.
Brush the dirt and dust with a soft bristle brush. Try to get into the cracks between the weaves as it helps immensely in loosing up dirt and grime. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Teak is a dense and extremely durable hardwood with a high oil and wax content. It can be left outside untouched and untreated for many years. Over time, the natural colour of golden brown will weather to a soft, silver-grey due to the oxidised oil layer.
If this is the look you prefer, simply clean your teak once a year.
If you prefer to bring back the original teak colour, use a solution of soft detergent and warm water. Apply the solution to the timber and use a soft-bristled scrubber (such as a kitchen/pot scrubber) to rub in the direction of the wood grain. Repeat the process as necessary.
Keep standing water off your eucalyptus-wood furniture, and keep the furniture out of direct sunlight, which breaks down the surface layer of wood fibres and causes discolouration and finishes failure.
For regular cleaning, scrub the surface of the wood using a soft bristle brush, with a solution of bleach and water. Dry the wood with clean towels; this removes any residue from the wood and kills any mould or mildew spores.
Apply polyurethane sealer to the surface periodically; this will help the wood resist water damage and protect it from scratches, stains, nicks and weathering.
Keep glass surfaces dust-free to avoid scratching. Clean with mild detergent or household glass cleaner. Wipe dry with a clean cloth or paper towel to avoid streaks. Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.
Wipe clean with a mild soapy solution. Stains can be removed using a grease-cutting washing-up liquid and an abrasive sponge scourer.