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Care + Maintenance for Emeco Stools

All Emeco stools are made by hand. Every stool has subtle differences.

Brushed Finish
Anodizing changes the aluminum surface to aluminum oxide, a super-strong material.

Anodized aluminum is corrosion-proof and 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
To keep your chairs looking beautiful, clean with soap and water, and dry with a soft cloth. You can also use 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 heavy duty dirt.

Polished Finish
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. To keep your polished chairs shining brightly use an ordinary car wax. 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
We recommend Emeco Clean & Shine, which can be ordered from customerservice@emeco.net. Alternatively, use 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.

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