Care + Repair
Welcome to our Outdoor Sling Furniture Care and Repair Service – your trusted partner in preserving and reviving the beauty and functionality of your beloved patio furnishings.
At Houston Home and Patio, we understand the significance of outdoor living spaces and the joy they bring to your life. Our specialized care and repair service for sling furniture is designed to extend the lifespan of your pieces, ensuring that they remain inviting and comfortable for years to come.
Our Expertise: With a team of skilled craftsmen and technicians, we possess an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of sling furniture. Whether it’s a weather-worn chair, a faded chaise lounge, or a worn-out ottoman, we have the expertise to rejuvenate them to their former glory.
Comprehensive Services: Our range of services caters to every aspect of sling furniture care and repair:
Sling Replacement: We offer a wide selection of premium-quality sling fabrics, allowing you to choose from an array of colors, patterns, and textures to perfectly match your outdoor aesthetic.
Frame Restoration: Our experts are adept at inspecting and repairing the underlying frame, ensuring structural integrity and stability.
Cleaning and Maintenance: We provide thorough cleaning and maintenance routines to protect your sling furniture from the harsh outdoor elements, preventing premature wear and tear.
Customization: Enhance the uniqueness of your furniture with personalized touches, such as custom embroidery or monogramming.
Consultation: Our team is always ready to offer expert advice on maintaining your sling furniture, including tips on cleaning, protection, and placement.
Quality Assurance: At Houston Home and Patio, we are committed to delivering exceptional results. Each repair or replacement is meticulously executed, backed by our dedication to using top-quality materials and techniques.
Convenience: We understand that your time is precious. That’s why we offer flexible scheduling and convenient pick-up and delivery options to ensure that your sling furniture receives the care it deserves without disrupting your routine.
Cushioned & Fabrics
This chart contains our recommended cleaning methods of fabric for some of the most common and toughest stains.
|Stain||Recommended Cleaning Solutions|
|Beer||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)|
|Berry||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.)|
|Bird Droppings||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water, or try Goo Gone Grease Cutter (a hand cleaner), Greased Lightning, or Clean Rite Purple|
|Blood (dried)||Power (available at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc.)|
|Butter||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.)|
|Charcoal, Pencil Marks||Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%|
|Catsup or Mustard||Vacuum, then Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1gallon water Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Chewing Gum||Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%|
|Chocolate||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4 oz.)|
|Coffee||Dishwashing liquid / water, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone)|
|Cola||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Crayon||Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)|
|Egg (raw)||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Food Color||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.) Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Grape Juice||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Gravy||Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%|
|Grease (car)||Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, soap and water|
|Ink (permanent, India, ballpoint)||Carbona™ Stain Devil #9|
|Iron Rust||Paint remover, oil or grease remover (mix as directed)|
|Lipstick||Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone-100%), dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Mascara||Bleach (1 cup) / Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Mildew||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Milk||Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%|
|Nail Polish||Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%|
|Oil||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Orange Drink||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Paint (latex) wet||Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)|
|Paint (latex) dried||Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)|
|Paint (oil or lacquer)||Volatile solvent (acetone) 100%|
|Shoe Polish (liquid)||Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%|
|Shoe Polish (wax)||Pine Power® or pine oil detergent / water (mix as directed)|
|Suntan Lotion||Pine Power® or pine oil detergent / water (mix as directed)|
|Tea||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Tomato Juice||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Tree Sap||Turpentine (100%), Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Urine||Turpentine (100%), Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water|
|Vomit||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)|
|Wax (candle)||Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)|
|Wine||Apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100% Dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.) / white vinegar (3 oz.)|
Aluminum & Iron
Metal framed furniture is designed to require minimum maintenance. Metal frames should be kept clean.
Cleaning & Care:
Do not let dirt build up on the metal frames.
Cleaning with mild soap and water, and seasonal touch-up of any scratches, chips or occasional rust seepage from crevices or hidden, unfinishable surfaces inherent in some ornate designs is all that is required.
Touch-up pens in matching frame colors are available through Home & Patio.
Never leave furniture standing in water.
To keep your furniture looking its best, you may wish to store or cover your furniture when not in use for an extended period of time.
These frames are virtually maintenance free.Cleaning & Care:
Just wipe off with mild soap and water and your product looks brand new.
Natural Stone Top
All natural stone table tops, which includes Tumbled Marble, Polished Marble and Granite, are treated at the factory with an impregnating sealer that penetrates deep into the porous surface providing a long lasting barrier that locks out oils, water, stains and dirt.
- Natural stone tops will fade in direct sunlight over time. This fading is a natural process and will be more noticeable on brightly colored stones and polished marble.
- Stone tops may be re-polished professionally, and always require resealing after polishing.
Cleaning & Care:
Handle with care. The table top has been sealed, but it still requires regular cleaning. Clean tops with a soft cloth or sponge that won't bleed color. Use clean warm water and a mild dish soap or neutral PH-based stone or marble cleaner (available at stone or tile shops and at most home improvement stores). Never use scouring creams, abrasive cleaners or acid-based products like ammonia, baking soda, or borax, unless they are specially formulated for use on natural stone or marble. Rinse with plenty of clean water to remove any soap residue. Dry thoroughly after cleaning to prevent moisture penetration.
For optimum protection, tops should be resealed every 6 to 12 months. It takes just a few minutes to distribute an even coat of the sealer and then wipe the tabletop dry.
Airborne dust and dirt can easily be removed with plain water.
For more thorough cleaning, use a pH neutral cleaner such as Simple Green, a water-based biodegradable cleaner available in most supermarkets. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, which can break down the sealant. Spills should always be cleaned up reasonably quickly, since over time they may begin to penetrate the sealant.
Hammered Copper Tops
Copper being a natural element, can react to other metals such as Aluminum. It can also react to acid such as food acids. The wax finish we apply will protect the copper from most of these reactions. But we recommend that you follow some simple guidelines when using and caring for your copper table top.
Cleaning & Care:
Use only light hand soap and water to clean regularly. We recommend non-alkaline hand soap.
Do not use an abrasive pad or scrub profusely when cleaning. Copper is a relatively soft metal and will scratch or mar if too much force is used when cleaning. We recommend softly cleaning with a cotton wash cloth or rag.
Use coasters and placemats when enjoying the Hammered Copper Table Top. Acids in soft drinks, beer, or any number of beverages may interact with the patina coating. The same is true for a variety of foods.
We recommend you keep the table top dry. Continued exposure to water, i.e. repeated exposure to sprinklers or rain may cause the top to oxidize, creating a greenish patina. We also recommend you keep your top under a covered patio.
If your top is scratched or comes into contact with an acid, a shiny spot of bare copper may appear. The spot will eventually age back to the original dark brown finish over time.