Product Care

Alfresco Upholstery


Some outdoor upholstery use standard foam inserts.
These provide a high level of comfort but require extra care to prolong their lifespan and prevent the growth of mould and mildew.
Follow the care guidelines below to ensure the longevity of your Alfresco upholstery.

All GlobeWest outdoor collections are built with weather-resistant frames.


General Care

  • Upholstered components should be covered or stored out of weather in a dry environment when not in use (e.g. storage box or shed).
  • Ensure you do not wrap cushions tightly in plastic or non-breathable material when stored, as lack of air-flow may cause mildew to grow.
  • If upholstery is accidently left uncovered in wet conditions for prolonged periods, shake or wipe away excess water as soon as possible. Let the upholstery dry out completely before storing.
  • If you have used protective covers but the product but has still been exposed to prolonged wet conditions, we encourage you to inspect your product to ensure that no water has seeped through and pooled on the upholstery. If there is water leakage, dry your upholstery immediately as outlined above.
  • Brush off dirt and dust regularly to keep upholstery tidy.
  • Clean spills immediately. Do not rub the spill. Use a soft bristle brush and cool water to clean spills as they occur. A mild detergent may be used. Rinse with cool water to remove excess detergent if used. Dry upholstery completely before storing.
  • Do not use abrasive detergents or chemicals as this may damage the fabric.


Important Considerations

  • Speak with your Designer to ensure the products selected are suitable for your specific environment as well as discuss the level of maintenance that will be needed.
  • Your outdoor furniture may require different levels of care depending on the environment in which it is used. In general, monthly cleaning and maintenance of your outdoor furniture is recommended to help prevent damage.
  • As coastal/seaside environments may accelerate development of natural salt deposits and deterioration of your outdoor furniture, it is important to consider that products used in these locations will require frequent maintenance.
  • If your furniture is heavily soiled or stained, it's best to seek professional cleaning services. Professional cleaners have the equipment and expertise to clean and restore the furniture without causing damage.
  • Consider storing your outdoor furniture during the off-season or extreme weather to avoid preventable damage and deterioration. To store, clean the product thoroughly and let it dry completely. Store in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight. Do not store in humid or high moisture environments.


To confirm if your outdoor upholstery uses standard foam and is Alfresco only, check the product specifications on the website or contact us for more information.


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