A Homeowner’s Guide to Protecting and Maintaining Outdoor Furniture

A Homeowner’s Guide to Protecting and Maintaining Highwood Furniture

Furniture maintenance is a crucial part of ownership—who doesn’t want their outdoor furniture to stay looking nice? Well-maintained furniture is so important for keeping a pleasant outdoor living space. Fortunately, our furniture makes it easy—let’s find out how!


What Makes Highwood Furniture Unique?

Highwood furniture poly lumber pieces look like wood with their wood-grain finish, but they are actually made with synthetic materials that are designed to look and feel like wood. This means that every Highwood piece is actually much more durable than its traditional wooden counterparts.

Our furniture pieces are made to be kept outside all year long, and they are durable enough to withstand most things Mother Nature might throw at them! Weatherproof and free from rotting and splintering like traditional wood furniture, Highwood furniture lasts long, even without seasonal covers. Our cushions are made with equally durable materials!

We put the “win” in winter, allowing you to keep your favorite places to hang out any time of the year!


Protecting and Maintaining Your Highwood Furniture

Your Highwood furniture pieces are an investment, and you want them to last—so do we! The simple truth is that caring for your Highwood furniture is a very easy process.

You can find complete care instructions in our care and maintenance guide, as well as a brief overview below.


Standard Cleaning

With their durable design, it should come as no surprise that our Highwood furniture is very easy to clean. Most of the time, all you need to do is dust the surfaces with a cloth or soft bristle brush. However, you can also use water and dish soap for a deeper clean.


Highwood Care & Maintenance


For buildup or messes, try letting your furniture soak before cleaning!



Wooden furniture often needs to be put away seasonally, but Highwood furniture can be left outside all year long. Whether it rains, pours, or snows, your Highwood furniture will be safe and protected against the elements and changes in temperature.


Lehigh Garden Chairs in Weathered Acorn


Managing Scratches and Tears

In the event that your Highwood furniture does take on any damage, you can manage minor repairs with ease. Using steel wool, you can sand down the scratched area in the direction the embossing pattern runs to preserve the wood-grain design, and it will be as good as new. For the best final look, apply a polish.

Our cushions can be mended using traditional mending methods for outdoor fabrics!


Cushions and Fabric Cleaning

In most cases, our cushions and fabrics can be cleaned up with simple dusting or light scrubbing with a soft bristle brush. Once again, you can use water and a bit of dish soap if you need to manage any stains or thick grim.


Highwood Fabric Cleaning


Allow them to air dry after rinsing them thoroughly!


Enjoy Year-Round Comfort With Highwood Furniture!

Preserving your poly lumber Highwood furniture is easy with a little cleaning and maintenance throughout the year. After using some soap and water, your outdoor living space will always look amazing, and you will always have a great place to sit!


What weather will Highwood furniture experience near your home this season? Let us know in the comments!

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