Bean Bag Care
- Outdoor Bean Bags should be kept under shade areas such as pergolas or awnings - this will prolong the products life
- Store in a cool dry place when not in use
- Excess exposure to sunlight may cause fading and over time damage fabrics
- Polyester is resistant to mildew growth. However when products are constantly damp and/or wet mildew may grown on dirt and other substances on fabric - it is advisable to keep bean bags clean and free from dirt and ensure bean bags are dried thoroughly after getting wet
- For a thorough wash remove the inner bag and hand wash the outer cover with a soft bristle brush in a tub of warm soapy water
- Ensure outer cover is dry prior to replacing the inner bag into it
- DO NOT DRY CLEAN
Polyester and Polyester Blends
Polyester is highly resistant to UV radiation and a very high melting point, which means it can stand more prolonged exposure to the sun than polypropylene or nylon without the material breaking down. It’s mildew resistant, which also makes it practical for marine uses.
Do not use solvents, abrasives, or harsh detergents to clean. Do not Dry Clean. Do not iron.
General Care Instructions
Brush and/or vacuum dirt off bean bags at regular intervals. A regular wipe over with warm soapy water followed by rinsing with cold water will remove normal soiling. Where a build-up has occurred, the surface should be cleaned with a soft brush and mild, non abrasive detergent, then rinsed thoroughly.
Spot Cleaning/Special Treatments
Mildew and Stains may be removed by wiping with a cold solution of sodium hypoclorite having 4% chlorine, in the proportion of one part in four to water. Spot test on inconspicuous area of the bean bag first. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.
Gently brush, shake and vacuum regularly. Ideally faux fur should be hand washed in COLD water with very little mild non bleaching detergent. Rinse thoroughly then fold in a towel to remove excess water. Air or line dry. If machine washing using the delicate cycle in COLD water. Use the machine’s shortest cycle and an ordinary bleach-free detergent. Air or line dry. DO NOT PUT IN THE DRYER!!! Even the lowest dryer setting, including fluff, will permanently damage this fake fur.Once dry, take item outside and shake free any loose fur fibres.
Pilling in Fabrics
Upholstery pilling results when small groups of small or tattered fibers twist together and form little knots. These knots, or "fuzz balls" gather in areas where the upholstery or fabric undergoes abrading or scuffing repeatedly by human contact. This happens because of sitting and scooting across a seat, or rubbing motions on fabrics. Since pilling occurs on any woven material with fibers and results from normal wear, it can appear quite often. You can use the following steps to prevent pilling from upholstery fabrics and use a variety of techniques and tools to remove it.
Regular vacuuming of your bean bag upholstery can reduce the appearance of pilling. A hand vac is especially useful for easily reaching the grooves and crevices of the bean bag, but a vacuum hose also works well.
Roll a lint remover over the upholstery, wherever fuzz appears. These hand-held rollers, commonly used to remove pet hair and lint from clothes, can also remove sticky, stubborn fuzz from your bean bag.
Not all pilling willingly adhere themselves to a lint roller or get sucked into a vacuum cleaner - some remain attached to the bean bag. A small pair of clippers can remove them cleanly if you cut them at the root, and a clothes shaver also works. These specifically designed handheld devices use a small rotary blade to cut lint and fuzz out of fabrics and upholstery.
Textilene Care and Maintenance
Textilene is a mesh fabric woven of strong polyester yarns that are individually coated with PVC, specifically designed for outdoor use. Designed for outdoor use Textilene is strong and very durable to outdoor exposure with easy maintenance. By following a few simple care and cleaning steps, these fabrics will maintain their good looks for many years.
Follow these simple steps:
• Brush off loose dirt and hose down
• Prepare a cleaning mixture of water and mild, natural soap
• Use a soft bristle brush to clean
• Allow soap to soak in
• Rinse thoroughly
• Air dry
If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted chlorine bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of mildew, roof run-off and other similar stains.
Prepare a special cleaning mixture:
• Half a cup of chlorine bleach
• Quarter of a cup of natural soap (no detergents)
• 4 Litres of water
• Clean with soft bristle brush
• Allow mixture to soak for up to 20 minutes
• Rinse thoroughly
• Air dry
• Repeat if necessary
One of the best ways to keep & Textilene fabrics looking good and to delay the need for deep or vigorous cleanings is to hose the fabric off on a monthly basis with clear water. This practice will help eliminate the need for more frequent vigorous cleanings. In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years.
Bean Bag Safety
Epona co. take product safety very seriously and to ensure our products meet Australian Safety Standards All Epona co. bean bags utilise a safety locking zip on both inner and outer covers.
What is a Safety Locking Zip?
A safety zip is a zip that cannot be easily opened by small children. Safety zips are opened by inserting a paperclip (or similar) into the opening mechanism to disengage the safety lock - only then can the zippers be opened. Please ensure that paperclip is removed after use to avoid any accidental opening by small children
SMALL LIGHTWEIGHT BEADS PRESENT A SEVERE DANGER TO CHILDREN IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED. THIS MAY RESULT IN CHOKING OR CAUSE AN AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION.