Umbrellas

Always close market umbrellas and patio umbrellas in their stands when not in use. All Tropitone umbrellas must always be closed and removed from service in windy conditions to protect umbrellas against damage from inclement weather, and to protect persons from potential injury due to umbrellas toppling or moving in such conditions. If market umbrellas or patio umbrellas become wet, open for a complete airing and make certain they are thoroughly dry before closing.

Occasional lubrication of the moving parts of market umbrellas and patio umbrellas with a silicon lubricant spray is recommended.

Caution: Do NOT get lubricant on fabric or finish.

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Aluminum Umbrella

If oxidation occurs, you may rub down the affected area with steel wool and follow up with a protective lubricant. Apply the protective lubricant, such as WD-40, to a cloth and then wipe onto the aluminum. Caution: Do NOT get lubricant on fabric or finish.

Fabric

Follow the instructions in the CLEANING AND CARE -- FABRIC section.

Fiberglass Arms

Follow the instructions in the CLEANING AND CARE -- FIBERGLASS ARMS section.

Painted Finish

Follow the instructions in the CLEANING AND CARE -- PAINTED FINISHES section.

Steel Base Plates

Steel base plates require regular cleaning and inspection, combined with prompt touch-up to scratches and nicks to help prevent rust from developing.

Should rust occur, use sandpaper to thoroughly remove any rust and apply a metal primer. FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS'S INSTRUCTIONS. Then follow the instructions in the CLEANING AND CARE -- PAINTED FINISHES Touching Up Finishes section.

Wooden Umbrella

Scrapes or scratches on wooden poles may be touched up with a matching wood stain and covered with marine spar varnish. On an annual basis, lightly sand the exposed wood and varnish with a marine spar varnish. Teak umbrellas should be cared for as noted in the CLEANING AND CARE -- TEAK WOOD section.

Umbrella Hole Grommets

Any table top with an umbrella hole should have a grommet; acrylic tops must use a vinyl grommet around the circumference of the hole to protect it from breakage. Umbrella hole grommets are available from your local Tropitone Dealer or Representative.

Replacement Parts

Tropitone offers accessories and replacement parts for current and many discontinued umbrella styles, such as hubs, arms, light kits, etc. You may select new fabric from our extensive fabric offering, or we can use your own material to recover your umbrella. Contact your local Tropitone Dealer or Representative for accessory and part availability, fabric selection and pricing. You will need to know the model numbers for your umbrella. Refer to your original sales receipt for this information.

Storage

Always allow market umbrellas and patio umbrellas to dry completely before storing and fold carefully to avoid wrinkling the fabric. Protect with a cover and lay on a hard, flat surface in a well-ventilated location.