The most effective method for maintaining Frankford’s heavy gauge vinyl is to clean the vinyl once a month with water using a low-pressure hose to prevent the accumulation of dust, pollution particles, foreign organic materials, and general dirt stains. For more embedded stains, brush the loose dirt away with a soft brush, rinse the vinyl material with a low-pressure hose and use a vinyl cleaner, sponge and lukewarm water to scrub away stubborn stains.
Do not use dish detergent. This will dry out the vinyl and expedite the aging process of the vinyl material.
Do not let dirt build up on the bases. Bases should be cleaned with mild soap and water. Seasonal touch-up of any scratches, chips, occasional rust seepage from crevices or hidden or unfinished surfaces inherent in some designs is all that is required. Never leave bases standing in water. To keep
your bases looking their best, you may wish to store them when not in use for an extended period of time.
DISCLAIMER: Finishes will vary slightly depending on the final process and raw materials on which it is applied.
STEEL BASE/MOUNTS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
DISCLAIMER: Ferrous metals are naturally in the air and can adhere and etch into any surface. These small particles can rust on the surface giving an unsightly look. To combat this, periodically hose powder coated steel bases, steel umbrella stems and steel mounts with warm fresh water and a mild detergent. This should be a part of a weekly routine to ensure the longevity of all steel products.
POWDER COATED STEEL STEM AND BASE
PRO TIP: Before setting up your base, rinse with clean fresh water, towel dry or air dry, and apply WD-40 SPECIALIST LONG TERM CORROSION INHIBITOR to the entirety of the base. Repeat this twice a year to ensure the longevity of you base.
REcacril® is highly resistant to the growth of fungus, mold, and mildew. However, these can grow on embedded dirt. To clean these stains, follow these more intensive cleaning procedures.