Got a new set of poly furniture? That’s great! We hope you are enjoying the quality of poly as much as we do.
Caring for poly furniture requires little effort, but that doesn’t mean that messes and nature don’t have any effect on it. We’ve got some great tips on how to keep your furniture in tip-top shape.
How to clean poly
Poly is actually not too difficult to clean since it is waterproof. You can simply fix a bucket of warm water and mild dish soap to take care of minor soils. You should be safe to use a brush to scrub, but if you’d like to be cautious a simple rag will do just fine. If you’ve got tougher stains or dirt, feel free to take a magic eraser or even a powerwasher to your furniture. (Just be sure to keep your pressure under 1,500 psi)
Can it be left in the sun?
When poly is made, a pigment is inserted into the plastic to ensure sunlight isn’t an issue. That pigment absorbs certain wavelengths of UV rays without fading the color of the furniture. The only thing you might want to be cautious about is the heat. If you aren’t able to place your furniture in the shade during the hottest points of the day, we would recommend covering your furniture or laying down a towel before you sit. Dark-colored poly will likely feel hotter than something with a lighter pigment as it attracts and retains heat easier.
Feel free to leave it out all year!
You’ll never have to worry about the harsh winters ruining the structural integrity of your furniture. The plastics in poly are waterproof. This means you don’t have to stress about rain or fluctuating temperatures causing cracks, warps, or rust in your furniture. Poly furniture also has some substantial weight to it so high winds won’t easily blow it away.
We’ve got to admit, it’s hard for us to find any major flaw with poly furniture and we think you’ll like it, too. As you begin your journey using and caring for your poly furniture, you’ll find yourself loving it the longer you have it.