How do I clean and care for my concrete furniture?
HOW DO I CLEAN CONCRETE?
Like all objects with daily use, concrete surfaces require regular care. As with any material, the right treatment is also important for the very sturdy concrete stone – from the beginning. This helps avoid soiling and stains and assures that you can enjoy your concrete product for many years.
We pre-treat all products with “Lithofin Stainstop” prior to delivery and initial use. On request and after consultation with you, we can also provide the product with a sealant that is particularly suitable for worktops or heavily used surfaces and where stains are no longer an issue. This is particularly recommended for the high-use concrete surfaces such as kitchen counters or concrete dining tables. However, this does not provide further care of your concrete furniture!
For the maintenance of the surfaces, please observe the following recommendations:
Acidic substances (such as vinegar, lemon juice, ketchup, wine, champagne, acidic cleaners, etc.) will attack concrete furniture. Keep these substances away from your furniture!
Never use acidic cleaners to clean your concrete products!
Do not place hot objects (pots or pans) on the concrete surfaces.
Remove any soiling from your products as soon as possible.
Daily care and maintenance for the indoor area
For the cleaning of your concrete surfaces, we recommend using clear lukewarm water, possibly combined with curd or stone soap. Then wipe with a dry cloth. If there are light stains, you can "soak" the soiling with plenty of water for several hours and then pat dry. The stain is pulled out of the concrete. Lithofin MN Easy Clean” can also be used.
Basic cleaning for indoors and outdoors
From time to time, you can remove stronger impurities with “Lithofin MN Power-Clean”. A refreshing of the impregnation with “Lithofin Stainstop” is then necessary.
Daily care and maintenance for the outdoor area
For the care and preventive stain protection of all outdoor furniture, we recommend a treatment with “Lithofin ALGEX” 1–2 times a year.
Refreshing the sealant: In order to ensure optimum protection, the impregnation applied at the manufacturing site should be refreshed 1–2 times a year. Before re-impregnation, it is necessary to carry out a basic cleaning in order to remove all soiling. The fully dried surface can then be impregnated with “Lithofin Stainstop”.
All Lithofin products are available in our online shop. Of course, you can also contact us for advice. We will be happy to help you.
IS CONCRETE FURNITURE SENSITIVE TO STAINS?
Like all natural materials, concrete is also a receptive material and is susceptible to all kinds of contamination. If you follow our instructions under the previous section "How do I clean concrete", you will have a long time of untroubled pleasure with your concrete furniture and enjoy the lovely patina that will make your concrete furniture even more beautiful over the years.