Indoor/Outdoor Use and Maintenance

Indoor Maintenance: 

  • No maintenance is required for indoor use.
  • All woods may cleaned by using furniture polish or a damp cloth.

If Used Outdoors Under Cover (under a roofed area):

  • If you are planning to use La Lune Seating or Tables under a covered or roofed-in area you may select any of the available finishes and fabrics shown with each item.
  • If seating is specified for Outdoor Under Cover, the cushions will be made with our outdoor fabric and fill, and the deck below the seat cushion will be wood spindles.
  • All outdoor seating will be made with removable loose seat and back cushions rather than tight-upholstered seats and backs.
  • If tables are specified for Outdoor Under Cover the tops will be made using 1 ½” thick cedar plank tops with 1/8” gaps between the planks.
  • A few items in the seating and table collection are not recommended for outdoor use, as indicated on the Overview Tab for those items.
  • When ordering, at check-out please select the option Outdoors Under Cover when prompted.

Please contact us with any questions regarding outdoor use and maintenance.

If Used Completely Outdoors (without a roof overhead):

  • If you are planning to use La Lune Seating or Tables Completely Outdoors without any protection you may select any of our fabrics but only the peeled bark finishes.
  • The finishes with the bark on are not recommended to be used Completely Outdoors.
  • If seating is specified for Completely Outdoors, the cushions will be made with our outdoor fabric and fill, and the deck below the seat cushion will be wood spindles.
  • All outdoor seating will be made with removable loose seat and back cushions rather than tight-upholstered seats and backs.
  • All orders specified for “Completely Outdoors” will be made with peeled bark cedar.
  • All cedar furniture will have some checking and cracking, however, this is a natural characteristic of cedar and will not affect the structural integrity of the furniture.
  • If tables are specified for Completely Outdoors the tops will be made using 1 ½” thick cedar plank tops with 1/8” gaps between the planks.
  • A few items in the seating and table collection are not recommended for outdoor use, as indicated on the Overview Tab for those items.
  • When ordering, at check-out please select the option Completely Outdoors when prompted.

Please contact us with any questions regarding outdoor use and maintenance.

Outdoor Care Instructions for Wood:

When used outdoors, the furniture should be resealed at least once per year with a clear exterior wood varnish (such as Varathane varnish) and should be stored indoors during the winter months, if possible.  The varnish may be sprayed or brushed on. Please contact us with any questions regarding outdoor use and maintenance.

La Lune Fabrics Care and Cleaning:

One of the best ways to keep La Lune fabrics looking good and to delay deep or vigorous cleanings is to properly maintain the fabrics. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt before it becomes embedded in the fabrics, wiping up spills as soon as they occur, or spot cleaning soon after stains occur.

GENERAL OR LIGHT CLEANING:

  • Brush off any loose dirt.
  • Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces (1/4 cup) mild detergent, such as Woolite or Dawn dishwashing liquid, per gallon of lukewarm water.
  • Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush to clean.
  • Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all detergent residue.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.

SPOT CLEANING:

  • Apply a light mist of mild detergent and water using a spray bottle.
  • Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or very soft bristle brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all detergent residue.
  • Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge.
  • Wet-vacuum or blot excess water.
  • Air dry, repeat steps 3 and 4 until all detergent residue is removed.

HAND WASHING:

  • Remove cushion covers and soak fabric in a solution of 1/4 cup mild detergent per gallon of lukewarm water.
  • Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush as necessary.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all detergent residue.
  • Air dry.

MACHINE WASHING:

  • Remove cushion covers and machine wash in cold water.
  • Depending on wash load size, use normal amounts of mild laundry detergent and add 8 ounces (1 cup) of bleach.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.

HEAVY CLEANING FOR STUBBORN STAINS AND MILDEW:

La Lune Collection fabrics do not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow outdoors on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean mildew, or other stubborn stains:

  • Prepare a solution of 8 ounces (1 cup) of bleach and 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of mild detergent per gallon of clean water.
  • Spray on entire area and allow to soak into the fabric for 15 minutes.
  • Remove stain with a sponge, clean towel or very soft bristle brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove all detergent residue.
  • Allow fabric to air dry.
  • If stain and/or mildew are severe, bleach quantities may be increased.

La Lune fabrics air-dry very quickly. Machine drying is not necessary. If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron, if necessary, but only on the synthetic setting. As some irons exceed the recommended temperature on the synthetic setting, test a small inconspicuous area before ironing entire piece.  DO NOT use a steamer or iron set to steam setting.

To Order For Outdoor Use:

At check-out you will be asked to specify if you are planning to use the furniture Outdoors Under Cover (under a roofed area), or Completely Outdoors (without a roof overhead). Your order will made accordingly, as indicated on the Outdoors Under Cover, or Completely Outdoors sections below. Please contact us with any questions regarding ordering for outdoor use.

Product Warranty:

La Lune warrants to the original purchaser that each piece of La Lune furniture will be free from defects in materials and workmanship given normal indoor residential or commercial use for a period of one year.  This warranty does not cover outdoor use due to variables such as weather, maintenance, pests, and other elements that are not under our control.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our product warranty.