- Replacement Sling - Winston Chair
These Winston replacement slings are custom-made from Winston patterns to fit a Winston chair. Includes the sling rods. Slings are available in Grade B or Grade C fabrics for an additional charge shown in the corresponding drop down menu. Click on the drop down menus and select the model and desired fabric. Receipts are not always correct. To be certain of your model, email Patio Furniture Supplies a side-view photo of all the furniture, and we’ll email you the model name. Slings are not stock items. Patio Furniture Supplies custom-makes each sling; please see Production Times under Customer Service. These slings are made in America. The volume discounts posted above are applied to the same item (sku, fabric, model and size) on the same order.
ABOUT OUR SLINGS
What makes a sling strong? The strength of a sling is found in the stitching of the side pockets where all the stress is placed. Patio Furniture Supplies sews each pocket with a clean-edge, double fold, and those three layers make the pocket stronger.
And, on Grade A and Grade B fabrics, we use a heavy-duty thread that is made for outdoor applications and is resistant to chemicals, bacteria, mildew, wear and abrasion.
Grade C fabrics and Tenara® thread are comparably resistant to the affects of the outdoors so we sew Grade C fabrics with Tenara® thread. It is not affected by UV light, cleaning agents, chemicals, saltwater or extreme weather, and it will not deteriorate from exposure to the elements. Why would it? Tenara® is made by GORE®, whose jackets, caps and gloves are more widely known as Gore-Tex. Note that while Tenara® thread is not affected by cleaning agents and chemicals, concentrated mixtures of harsh products can damage sling fabric.
THE ABCs OF FABRIC GRADES
Patio Furniture Supplies offers sling and umbrella fabrics in the same Grade A-B-C method in which you selected the fabric for your high-end furniture. All of Patio Furniture Supplies’ fabrics, whether Grade A, B or C, are of high quality and are made in the U.S. specifically for patio furniture and umbrellas.
The difference in grades is the cost of producing the fabric — not the quality of the fabric. Production costs are affected by the type of thread(s) the fabric is made from, the number of threads per inch, number of colors in the fabric and the complexity of the weave. For example, the GRL White and ECL Off White are Grade A fabrics and receive our highest durability rating. Fabrics with a wicker appearance have the same durability rating but are Grade B. Grades A and B are comprised of fabrics made by Phifer Incorporated and Twitchell Corporation, both based in Alabama. The fabrics are typically manufactured from vinyl-coated polyester, pvc-coated polyester or with an Olefin blend. They are resistant to fading and mildew.
Popular Sunbrella® solution-dyed acrylic fabrics have long been known for their use on umbrellas, marine awnings and outdoor cushions. But in recent years, a blend of pvc and Sunbrella® acrylic fibers was introduced for slings and matching umbrellas. Sunbrella® sling fabrics are resistant to fading, mildew, chlorine and chemicals. They can be cleaned with a water/bleach/detergent solution. Grade C/Sunbrella® fabrics are sewn with Tenara® thread because Tenara® is also resistant to chlorine, chemicals and sun. Grade C/Sunbrella® fabrics are made by Glen Raven in North Carolina.
There’s a fabric for everyone. All our fabrics are manufactured specifically to be used outdoors as slings and umbrella canopies, but some are softer, some have a more open weave to drain rain more easily, some are the ultimate in durability. Because of the variety of textile personalities and because computer monitors are notoriously inaccurate for color, Patio Furniture Supplies recommends you order samples to help you make the most-informed selection before placing an order for slings.
Patio Furniture Supplies recommends you follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. Click on How To & Colors at the top/right of the page, go to Colors and select any Grade. Then click on a fabric for characteristics, details and other information about the fabric.
Leading patio furniture manufacturers like Brown Jordan, LLoyd Flanders, Tropitone, Winston and Woodard use fabrics made by Phifer, Twitchell and Glen Raven.
YOU CAN DO IT
Our How To Remove & Install Slings instructions with photos will show you the process. And the Dual Stretcher Bar Tool (PFS-TOOL) will make any sling installation easier, especially wicker fabrics. You may also need a 3/16 Allen Key For A Drill (PFS-053). Both of these tools can be found on our website in the Tools & Bolts category.