Care & Maintenance

No matter the material (i.e. metal, wood, fabric, etc.), all furniture requires maintenance to ensure a long life. The lifespan of the material and finish will vary in relation to the conditions and type of use it is subject to. To help maximize the lifespan of our furniture, please note the following guidelines.

Expectations and Maintenance

It is important to consider how furniture will be maintained on an ongoing basis, taking into account realities of its environment and establishing a practice for long-term care. Regularly cleaning your furniture, protecting it from use damage, and repairing damage when it does occur will help to ensure longevity.

Powder coating is the industry standard as a durable finish for the protection of metal—however, wear is inevitable, but can be minimized with proper care.

Wood is a natural material, and therefore inconsistencies in appearance and changes to surface characteristics are to be expected due to environmental exposure, use, and care.

IMPORTANT: Do Not Power Wash ANY Furniture.

Powder Coated Metal Care
While powder coating is known for its durability and resistance to wear and corrosion, like any surface treatment, it is not immune to wear over time.

It’s important to understand powder coating’s limitations and take appropriate measures to protect and maintain coated surfaces for optimal performance over time. If wear or damage does occur, it may be possible to recoat or repair the affected areas, and it is important to apply touch-up prior to any rust forming. Touch-up paint can be requested from RAD, or use a like-color outdoor paint. Power washing in particular will quickly degrade any furniture with existing damage.

To maintain the longevity of powder-coated surfaces, proper cleaning and maintenance are essential. Regularly cleaning the surfaces with mild soap and water can help remove dirt and contaminants, preventing accelerated wear. Additionally, avoiding the use of abrasive cleaning materials and harsh chemicals can contribute to the preservation of the coating.

Regular contact with abrasive materials or friction can cause wear on the powder-coated surface. This is particularly true in high-traffic areas or on surfaces that frequently come into contact with other objects.

Chemical Exposure
Exposure to harsh chemicals, solvents, or cleaning agents can affect the integrity of the powder coating over time, leading to degradation and wear.

UV Exposure
Prolonged exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause fading and chalking in powder-coated surfaces, leading to a reduction in gloss and color vibrancy.

Impact Damage
Heavy impacts or physical trauma can chip or scratch the powder coating, exposing the underlying substrate to potential corrosion.

Temperature Extremes
Extreme temperature fluctuations can cause the substrate and the powder coating to expand and contract at different rates, leading to the development of micro-cracks and weakening of the coating.

Sunbrella Fabric Care
Mild Soap and Water, per the manufacturer: Brush off loose dirt, spray on a cleaning solution of water and mild soap, use a soft bristle brush to clean, allow the cleaning solution to soak into the fabric, rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed and air dry. For more information on the care of your upholstery, visit

Wood Care
Wood is a natural material, and therefore inconsistencies in appearance and changes to surface characteristics are to be expected due to environmental exposure, use, and care.

Do NOT Power Wash
The use of power washing is not advised for the cleaning of any furniture.

Woods Used For Exterior Applications
Per the manufacturer of Kebony, dirt and sand deposits and other surface contamination can be removed with a brush and water. Household cleaning agents and detergents appropriate for exterior cleaning are also safe to use, as long as manufacturer guidelines for the products are observed. Contact RAD for comprehensive Kebony care instructions.

Woods Used For Interior Applications
Ash, White Oak & Other: Clean periodically with a damp cloth. If sanding is required to remove stains, etc, inquire with RAD as to what product should be used for refinishing after sanding.

Do Not Apply Secondary Finishes
Neither the addition of stain, varnish, nor paint is recommended for wood products, since weathering will make constant refinishing a necessity, and incompatible finishes may produce undesirable effects.

Fastener Care
Foot glides and bumpers should be inspected periodically to ensure pieces aren’t overly worn and/or missing. Because exposed metal is prone to damage when coming into contact with the ground, replacements should be requested from RAD as needed. Wood fasteners should be inspected every 6-12 months, and either tightened or replaced as necessary.