Maintenance Instruction and Care

Emeco chairs are made by hand in the U.S.A. using the finest materials. To keep your Emeco chairs looking beautiful please clean with soap and water - dry with a soft cloth. You can wax your polished chairs with any ordinary car wax. Remember to never Use Commercial Kitchen Chemicals On Your Emeco Chairs, Stools and Tables.

Aluminum

Emeco furniture is hand welded and hand brushed for a warm, uniform finish. Weld lines are natural and always visible, and can range from very light to slightly darker than the adjoining aluminum surface. All Emeco furniture will exhibit slight variations of handcraft.

Anodizing changes the aluminum surface to aluminum oxide, a super-strong material. Anodized aluminum is corrosion-proof can be used outdoors, however we suggest cleaning with soap and water every two weeks to remove grit and other air pollutants that can pit the surface.

Daily cleaning: Windex®, Formula 409® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a lint free towel. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Do not use Stainless Steel cleaner on any aluminum furniture. For Heavy-duty dirt or oil use a very hot water and strong soap, followed by LIGHT scrubbing in the direction of the aluminum grain with a soft bristled brush or damp Scotchbrite® pad. Scuffmarks: LIGHT scrubbing in the direction of the aluminum grain with a Scotchbrite® pad. Stains: Treat the stain with the appropriate cleaner (i.e. bleach for coffee, paint thinner for paint) leave the cleaner sit on the stain until the stain is dissolved, then follow the instructions for heavyduty dirt.

It takes eight hours to hand polish each piece of Emeco furniture. Each item will exhibit slight variations of handcraft.
There is no coating on Emeco’s hand polished items and they will begin to patina immediately upon use. Polished aluminum is non-corrosive and does not tarnish. DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANSERS, PADS OR BRUSHES ON HAND POLISHED ALUMINUM. Daily cleaning: Windex® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a soft, lint free towel. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Do not use Stainless Steel cleaner on any aluminum furniture. Heavy-duty dirt or oil: Very hot water and strong soap, followed by a soft, lint free towel. Light scratches: High quality aluminum polish with buffing pads in a circular pattern (available at most hardware stores). Follow by a light polish of cornstarch with a very soft cloth.

rPET Plastic

(111 Navy Chair®)
Emeco uses 65% recycled PET plastic and 35% glass fiber and pigment to make the 111 Navy Chair ®. Slight variations in color are natural to this recycled material. Emeco’s lightly textured finish will reduce the appearance of scratches.

Daily cleaning: Windex® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a soft, lint free towel. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Rinse with clean water, using a clean, nonabrasive cotton cloth. Dry the surface with a soft, clean, non-abrasive cotton cloth. Normal maintenance and light scratches: Lemon Pledge or Armorall® (generically: spray wax with silicone) or Isopropyl Alcohol. Rinse with clean water, using a clean, non-abrasive cotton cloth. Dry the surface with a soft, clean, non-abrasive cotton cloth.Abrasives: Abrasive pads, scouring powders or cleaners may permanently dull and scratch the rPET surface making it susceptible to staining. Chemical Damage: Never use cleaners containing acid, alkali, or concentrated sodium hypochlorite. These cleaners may mar, etch, corrode, and permanently discolor the surface.

Powder Coat Finish

Emeco uses the most durable powdercoat finish available. Powder coat is an electrostatic process that is baked on the furniture. Slight variations are typical, and scratching is possible with effort. We recommend a clear powdercoat finish for items in use near heavy chemicals, such as hair salons.

Daily cleaning: Windex® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a soft, lint free towel. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Do not use Stainless Steel cleaner on any
aluminum furniture. Heavy-duty dirt or oil: Very hot water and strong soap, followed by a soft, lint free towel.

ABS Plastic

(1951™ seat and back)
ABS plastic is more resistant to scratching than many plastics. Emeco’s lightly textured finish will
reduce the appearance of scratches.

Daily cleaning: Windex® or similar spray cleaner, with or without bleach followed by a soft, lint free towel. Wash any film or residue with hot water. Normal maintenance and light scratches: Lemon Pledge®, Armorall® (generically: spray wax with silicone), or Isopropyl Alcohol.

Wood Polypropylene

Wood Polypropylene is a composite of reclaimed post-industrial polypropylene and reclaimed wood fibers. Therefore slight differences in chair surfaces may occur. To keep your chairs looking beautiful, clean with soap and water and dry with a soft cloth.

Glides and Caps

Emeco Aluminum Navy ® chairs and stools have stainless steel glides with Lexan® caps. All other chairs and stools have Lexan® glides. Replacement glides and caps are available from customerservice@emeco.net