Maintenance Guide

General Instructions

Moving Furniture

Lift furniture by frame not by individual slats- to maintain the integrity of the product


Regularly soapy wash using just warm soapy water and a soft cleaning cloth.
Do Not Use Chemicals to clean these products – chemicals may damage the surface coating


Check all fasteners regularly for tightness.
Use Loctite 243 Adhesive Thread locker to help prevent loosening of fasteners (e.g. from vibration).


Our recycled composite slats are made from a recycled plastic and an additive creating a tough and maintenance free timber-look slat.

No ongoing maintenance is required. Simply refer to ‘General Cleaning Instructions’ above

The colour of composite slats is inherent throughout the full material thickness which means that any scratches or stains can be treated. Contact PFA for further instruction.

Lift Furniture using the frame only

Variations of texture, pattern and shade can occur from batch to batch, or within batches and is not a warranty issue.

Powder Coated Finish

Powder Coated surfaces should be kept clean – refer to ‘General Cleaning Instructions’ above.

To avoid corrosion, if any part of the powder coated surface has physical damage, ensure you apply
touch up paint to this.

Wood grain anodised surfaces – the grain helps to hide minor scratches and is easy to touch up if required with nail polish or touch up pens.

Anodised Aluminium – Despite the hard, electrochemical surface coating with anodised finishes, fine scratches can appear over time.

No ongoing maintenance – refer to ‘General Cleaning Instructions’ above.

Mill Finished Aluminium

Natural mill finished aluminium can develop a natural white oxidisation over a period of time. This is a superficial surface development and is not a defect with the material.

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is a very low maintenance material. Refer to ‘General Cleaning Instructions’ above.
Usually a soft damp rag is always best to try first. ‘WD40’, solvents or ‘Stainless steel Cleaner’ can be carefully applied where necessary following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Professional polishing may be required for heavy scratches or mirror finish stainless steel.

In corrosive environments, the colour of stainless steel can change to a light brown colour which is called ‘tea staining’. This may look somewhat unsightly as far as aesthetics are concerned but is not rust and does not affect the structural integrity of the material.

Hot Dipped Galvanised Finish

No ongoing maintenance – refer to ‘General Cleaning Instructions’ above.

Galvanised surfaces originally have a motley silver finish but can develop an oxidisation called white rust due to the high-quality sacrificial corrosion protection that zinc-rich (galvanised) coatings provide over the original finish. This will change over time to a dull grey finish and is a perfectly normal process.

In the unlikely event that the surface is broken through physical damage, grinding or cutting, hot dipped galvanised surfaces can be touched up with zinc-rich cold-gal aerosol paints.

Timber Slats

After unwrapping hardwood slat furniture, wipe the slats with a cloth to remove excess oil. Allow 72 hours to dry in the sun before use.

It is recommended to refinish the slats every 3-6 months to preserve the hardwood and keep it looking

To avoid the breakdown of the final timber finish we recommend a timber protection oil be reapplied every 3-6 months. (available from most hardware stores)

Why would the timber finish breakdown:

  • Weather elements
  • UV
  • Heat – creating expansion
  • Cool temps – creating contraction
  • Application of any chemicals
  • Acid Rain

Note: Variations of texture, pattern, and colour, plus weathering of finished surfaces is normal and are not considered a warranty issue.

Timber Leaching

Leaching can occur, even if the hardwood is kiln dried. Leaching is the release of natural tannins, which can stain concrete surfaces.

Should leaching occur please wash the stain off as soon as possible with bleach and let it soak in for approx 20mins – then wash with warm water and a broom

Replacement Parts

If the need arises, replacement parts and fasteners are available from Park Furniture Australia. Often these will be in stock although a cost and lead time may apply.

For further information please contact Park Furniture Australia.