The bank holiday weekend is upon us and 2021’s extra-long weekend holds even more significance for so many across the country. Whilst we’ve been spending the Winter months apart from our loved ones, the bank holiday weekend is our first opportunity to introduce some normality back into our lives.
It’s been such a difficult year for many, but it looks like there is finally some light (in more ways than one) at the end of a very long tunnel.
April showers won’t stop us having some fun once more, but if you’re looking for ways to warm your garden our KALOS Outdoor Heating and Lighting can provide the ideal solution. With a comprehensive range of electric heating, fire pit tables and outdoor lighting, we’ve got everything you need to create the best of times.
KALOS Electric heating
Bringing indoor style outdoors we offer a range of KALOS Electric Heating which combine style and functionality.
Our Ibiza Floor Standing Heater provides an impressive heat output whilst being equipped with a wireless speaker, and LED colour changing light, providing added entertainment for your guests.
KALOS Fire Pit Tables
The height of outdoor heating design, creating a beautiful ambiance for you and your guests.
Whether you’re looking to accessorise your outdoor living space with an Elba LED candle, or perhaps you’d like to bring an ambient warmth with the glow from our Copper heaters, we’ve got a range of styles to suit your space.
We pride ourselves on the excellent reputation for quality and durability so your garden furniture will be a good investment for years to come. In order for your patio sets to stay looking clean and fresh, each material requires different furniture care processes to ensure it looks good for you and your guests.
Read our tips to clean, maintain and store your outdoor chairs, tables, parasols, and cushions.
Kettler uses hardwood in its garden furniture. Hardwood is a higher quality material compared to softwood which requires a different treatment. Acacia and teak furniture is naturally more durable than softwoods, such as pine, due to its high oil content.
Clean with a wet cloth or soft-bristled brush and soapy water at least once a year. We recommend cleaning in the Autumn before the colder months arrive.
Maintain the natural colour of the wood by applying a wood treatment, such as the Kettler hardwood protectorwhich is 4 times more effective than regular oil.
Storing hardwood garden furniture is simple as it can stay outdoors all year round however, we do offer tailored fitted covers for some of our wood furniture.
Mesh Garden Furniture Care
KETTLER mesh furniture includes the THERMOGUARD+ dual finish coating on all steel products. It is specially developed to withstand all conditions and prevent rust, therefore keeping your furniture looking fantastic.
Clean the garden furniture with a cloth or sponge and mild washing-up liquid. Rinse any soap residue off and dry thoroughly. Applying a good quality, clear car wax once a year prolongs the life of your metal furniture.
Accidents can happen and if the paintwork on your metal garden furniture is chipped, we do offer touch-up paint. This is simple to use. Sand down the damaged area and apply a thin layer of paint over the affected patch.
Store your mesh garden furniture inside over the wet months where possible. We recommend you do not cover your mesh furniture.
Wicker Garden Furniture Care
Kettler uses synthetic wicker, a more durable material than natural wicker which requires less maintenance.
We recommend cleaning the furniture without the cushions at least once a year. Brush the furniture down to remove leaves and debris. Use warm, soapy water and a soft cloth to wipe dirt away. Rinse all soapy water off and leave to dry. For complete care use the Kettler Wicker cleaner and protectorkit, made with innovative nano-technology and UV filter to prevent fading.
Synthetic wicker is safe to leave outdoors all year round (excluding cushions), however we do recommend using one of our tailor made protective covers for the winter months. This will prevent UV damage and will direct water away from your furniture.
Aluminium & Textile Sling Care
Aluminium is weatherproof, therefore can be left outdoors all year round. It is known for being lightweight so it is recommended you store aluminium garden furniture in a covered area during the wet and windy winter months. To clean, use a damp cloth and warm, soapy water.
Textile Sling is durable and long-lasting. It can be easily cleaned with a cloth and warm, soapy water. Alternatively, for extra protection use the multi-surface cleaner, which is suitable for use on a variety of surfaces including stone, concrete, cast aluminium, polywood and polyethylene.
Parasol & Cushion Fabric Care
Parasols should not be left standing in a parasol hole when not in use as this can damage both the parasol and the table. It is best to fold the canopy in and store it in a dry place.
To wash the canopy, unscrew the top finial and take the fabric off the arms. Use a sponge or cloth and a mild soap solution to clean the fabric. Place the canopy back onto the frame and leave to dry.
Over the years dirty hands, wine accidents and grubby paws can leave a permanent mark on your cushions. For ultimate care use theFabric and Upholstery complete care kit, which includes a cleaner, protector, and application cloths. By regularly using a fabric protector it reduces the weathering process, to keep your cushions looking like new for longer.
Alternatively, you can use warm water and a cloth to wipe down, and then leave to dry. Before cleaning cushions, always remember to remove the inner padding first. Cushion covers and parasol canopies are not machine washable.
Store cushions in a dry environment when not in use. Do not store them under the protective cover.
Protective Cover Fabric Care
Our protective covers direct water away from your furniture, and the breathable material helps heat escape. Protective covers do still generate a warm pocket underneath, and when put on a wet surface this will naturally cause condensation or mildew.
Protective Covers offer defence against UV rays. They will discolour under the sun, however, will prevent the furniture from doing the same.
If you wish to wash the protective covers, use a cloth and soapy water.
DO NOT pressure wash any Kettler garden furniture.
Our cushions are non-machine washable. DO NOT wash cushions in the washing machine.
Use breathable covers. DO NOT use a plastic sheet to cover the product.
DO NOT use any abrasive cleaners or cloths.
Spare and replacement parts for your garden furniture are available. You can find them on the spare parts store. If you struggle to find what you are looking for, call our customer service department on 01527 591901.
Please note, to make a claim against your garden furniture, please fill out our warranty claim form. You will need a proof of purchase and supporting photographs. The warranty only covers against manufacturing faults and rust within the specified period (varies by product). We will collect any damaged items.