Maintaining and cleaning your aluminium furniture
While garden furniture is designed to be weather-resistant and for outdoor use, it requires regularly upkeep to maintain its original state, especially when exposed harsh conditions such as high humidity and saline levels.
When being used, simply regularly clean your furniture with a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with soapy water. For more stubborn dirt and grime, use a stone- or clay-based cleaning agent. Be careful not to use an abrasive sponge or cleaning products such as alkaline detergents or solvents. When in doubt, first use a small amount on a non-visible part of the piece needing cleaning before cleaning the whole piece.
Bird droppings are particularly aggressive, make sure they are quickly removed using the cleaning tips mentioned above to avoid any embedded stains. Avoid prolonged contact with objects that tend to retain water (e.g., flowerpot).
Once the season comes to an end, store furniture in a dry place or cover it with a breathable tarpaulin.
We offer a 3-year warranty extension (in addition to the 2-year legal guarantee), exclusively for our 100% aluminium furniture lines (WEEKEND and FROMME collections), provided that the products are installed, used, and maintained in line with the above recommendations.
The warranty extension does not apply in the following cases:
- Any alteration, transformation or modification made to the Product(s);
- Use, assembly, storage or installation that is abnormal or not in line with Petite Friture instructions and recommendations;
- Negligence, lack of maintenance or care;
- Product(s) not properly stored during winter (in a dry place sheltered from bad weather during the cold season);
- Natural wear and tear;
- Rings or stains, in particular those not reported when unpacking or those left by the combination of moisture and heat;
- Altered paint (i.e., bubbling or scratches);
- Signs of corrosion resulting from use-related scratches or abrasion and not easily dealt with through normal cleaning and maintenance;
- Visual imperfections not reported upon unpacking (including, in particular, colour defects);
- Damage from acid rain and/or aggressive or corrosive atmospheric agents;
- Hail damage;
- Natural disasters and any form of force majeure;
- Products purchased second-hand.