How to Care for and Repair Telescope Casual Furniture
Telescope Casual furniture is a popular choice for outdoor living. It is made from durable materials that can withstand the elements, and it comes in a variety of styles to suit any taste. However, even the best Telescope Casual furniture can eventually show signs of wear and tear.
This blog post will teach you how to care for and repair your Telescope Casual furniture. We will cover topics such as cleaning, repairing, and replacing slings.
How to Clean Telescope Casual Furniture
The best way to clean Telescope Casual furniture is to use a mild soap and water solution. You can also use a commercial outdoor furniture cleaner, but be sure to follow the directions on the label. Products like our Patio Furniture and Fabric Cleaner will make this job much easier.
To clean your furniture, rinse to remove any loose dust and debris. Then simply wet a sponge or cloth with the soapy water solution and wipe down the furniture. Be sure to rinse the furniture thoroughly with clean water when you are finished.
Once your furniture is clean, you can dry it with a soft cloth. For larger jobs, a leaf blower may be helpful. Be sure to store your furniture in a dry place when you are not using it.
How to Replace Telescope Casual Furniture Glides and End Caps
The most common repairs that need to be done on Telescope Casual furniture are replacing broken glides and feet, and repairing or replacing slings.
To replace broken glides and feet, you can purchase replacement parts for most Telescope Casual products. Due to the quantity of styles and options they are not typically sold online. Contact us for Telescope Casual glides and end caps. When you receive your glides and end caps, simply remove the old glides and end caps by using a flat screw driver or other prying device and gentally remove the glide or end cap. Be careful not to clip the finish of the furniture. Then using a soft face hammer, install the new one glide or end cap.
How to Replace Telescope Casual Furniture Slings
To replace Telescope Casual slings, start by removing the end caps on the ends of the sling rail. Then cut the old fabric down the middle, length wise. This will help when you remove the sling. Now bend the sling back and forth in the sling rail to break up the buildup that is between the sling and the rails. Slide the sling out of the track. Loosen the bolts holding the sling rails to the frame. Completely remove one sling rail.
Install your new sling into the rail that is still attached to the frame, make sure the tag sewn into the sling will be at the top after the sling is installed. With the sling fully installed into the rail attached to the chair, slide the sling into the rail that was not attached to the frame. Now you will need to bolt the loose sling rail back to the frame. If the screws that attach the rail to the frame don’t reach, or aren’t long enough, you may need to stretch the sling until the screws grab enough to help you tighten the sling. Reinstall and end caps.
Don’t feel like installing the slings yourself? Let us help, we ship slings nationwide, and if your local to Southern California or choose to ship your furniture to us, we can also help with the installation.
Applying Touch-Up to Telescope Casual Furniture
If your Telescope Casual furniture has minor scratches or blemishes, you can easily touch them up with a little bit of paint. For an exact match Telescope Casual has touch-up paint available for all of their current finishes. Contact us to order touch-up paint. Here are the steps on how to apply touch-up to Telescope Casual furniture:
- Clean the area to be touched up with a mild soap and water solution.
- Allow the area to dry completely.
- If available, wipe the area with acetone to remove and remaining surface oils and contaminants.
- For small jobs, we recommend spraying the touch-up into a small container and using a brush to apply the paint to the furniture.
- For larger jobs, mask off the chair using a trash bag or other over spray protection. Make a hole in the bag to expose the area you are going to paint. Apply masking take to secure the bag so only the area needing to be painted is exposed. Apply 2-3 light coats of spray paint.
- Allow the touch-up paint to dry completely.
If you are not sure what color touch-up paint to use, you can take a small piece of the furniture to a paint store and have them match the color for you.
Here are some tips for applying touch-up to Telescope Casual furniture:
- If the area is small, use a small brush to apply the touch-up paint. This will help you to control the amount of paint that you apply.
- Apply the touch-up paint in thin coats. This will help to prevent the paint from from building up and creating a noticeable difference in color.
- Allow the touch-up paint to dry completely between coats. This will help to ensure that the paint dries evenly.
By following these tips, you can easily touch up minor scratches and blemishes on your Telescope Casual furniture and keep it looking its best.