Fabric Care

Cleaning Instructions

We recommend cleaning Perennials Outdoor Fabrics with natural soap in lukewarm water. Cleaners such as Formula 409® and Simple Green® have also been used with success. Sponge briskly and rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove dirt. (Acrylic does not support mildew growth; however, mildew may grow on dirt and residue that has not been removed from the fabric.) Air dry. Chlorine bleach will not affect the coloration of the solution-dyed acrylic fiber and is therefore acceptable for stubborn stain removal.

Cleaning Instructions

We recommend cleaning Perennials Outdoor Fabrics with natural soap in lukewarm water. Cleaners such as Formula 409® and Simple Green® have also been used with success. Sponge briskly and rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove dirt. (Acrylic does not support mildew growth; however, mildew may grow on dirt and residue that has not been removed from the fabric.) Air dry. Chlorine bleach will not affect the coloration of the solution-dyed acrylic fiber and is therefore acceptable for stubborn stain removal.

Chlorine bleach, strong chemicals or harsh detergents will eventually affect the strength of any fiber or cloth, so we suggest a diluted solution of one part bleach to two parts water. Thorough rinsing is essential. Please note that chlorine bleach is never recommended as a stain remover for printed fabrics or natural fibers (i.e. hemp), as it will affect the coloration of the print or natural fiber.

Professional cleaning is always recommended for tough stains.

When cleaning a cushion constructed of exterior-use foam, we recommend flushing it with water and allowing it to air dry without removing the cover. Repeated removal of the cover may eventually break down the seams and distort the fabric.

When cleaning a cushion constucted of interior-grade foam, professional cleaning is recommended. Please note that interior-grade foam is never recommended for exterior installation.

Repeated washing of Perennials fabrics may reduce the effectiveness of the soil-resistant finish. Additional soil-resistant finish may be reapplied as needed.

Due to the delicate nature of sheers, professional dry cleaning is the recommended cleaning method for See Sea patterns.

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Velvet Handling and Care

Perennials¹ 100% solution-dyed acrylic velvets offer high-performance style and luxury, enhancing living spaces both indoors and out. With a few basic tips for proper handling and care, these luxurious fabrics will remain beautiful for years to come.

In order to prevent damage to the pile, velvet should never be stored vertically, as the weight of the fabric may sag and unduly press on the lower end of the bolt, potentially resulting in wrinkling. Always store bolts horizontally and suspended if possible. Though every measure has been taken to protect the velvet, some wrinkling may occur in transit and is not to be considered a defect.

To remove wrinkling or any change in the pile direction, apply steam gently (no closer than 1/2" from the surface) while brushing with a soft bristle brush. Final brushing should always be in the direction of the nap. An iron or steamer should never be placed directly on the pile or the backing, as it will damage the fabric. Again, fabric should be stored suspended horizontally, never upright.

For everyday maintenance and to best preserve the beauty of your velvet, we recommend the following:

  • Brush or vacuum any loose dirt from the surface of the fabric, following the direction of the nap.
  • To avoid staining, spills should be removed immediately.
  • Blot any excess liquid from the surface.
  • Using a clean, damp cloth or sponge gently dab spot to remove remaining stain.
  • For more stubborn stains, apply a natural soap or a mild detergent such as Dawn®, Formula 409® or Simple Green® to the cloth and gently rub (excessive rubbing may damage the fabric).
  • Rinse with clean water and let air dry.
  • As a final step, comb the pile with a soft, bristle brush in the direction of the nap.

Repeated washing of Perennials fabrics may reduce the effectiveness of the soil-resistant finish. Additional soil-resistant finish may be reapplied as needed.

Professional cleaning is always recommended for tough stains.

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