Here are some tips to help you extend the lifespan of your furniture:
UNPACKING AND ASSEMBLING YOUR FERMOB FURNITURE
Take extra care when unpacking your furniture, so as not to damage the products. The Fermob guarantee does not cover cuts and scratches occurring during unpacking.
Do not place table tops directly on the ground.
Only tighten all bolts and nuts once you have finished assembling the product.
Do not attempt to force any bolts or nuts that cannot be tightened further.
CLEANING YOUR FURNITURE
Clean your furniture with clean water or water containing a non-detergent soap.
Do not clean with an abrasive sponge or metal scourer.
Clean off any bird droppings as soon as possible, as these can damage the paint finish.
Clean off any tough stains with a limescale removal product or a Starbrite multi-purpose cleaning product.
Ensure that each pad/foot is correctly installed on products.
If you see natural metal exposed, or if rust appears following a knock or bump, treat this quickly using Fermob’s touch up spray or paint pen (available through your Fermob Dealer).
Prevent water from accumulating on the furniture by tipping it slightly when not in use.
Avoid chaining the furniture, or use vinyl coated security cables to avoid scratches.
In winter, store your furniture in a dry, well-ventilated place, and ensure it is protected from knocks and bumps.
Do not store objects on top of the furniture.
Do not cover the furniture with a tarpaulin or plastic-coated sheet. Avoid prolonged contact with objects that may retain water or moisture (flower pots, placemats, etc.).
Use caution with flower pots on the table top. Do not drag across the finish unless the bottom has protective feet or felt padding.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FEET/PADS
If you have difficulty affixing the feet/pads, place then in hot water to soften them.
Attach Bistro feet with a vice grip or pliers (carefully to avoid scratching).
To maintain structural integrity, tables and chairs must be used with feet. Feet must be replaced if lost (available through your Fermob Dealer).