The paint protects your furniture against rust. Any scratches or bumps that damage the paintwork should be quickly treated using the Fermob after-sales tools available (such as touch-up pens and sprays in the exact colour of your furniture). If rust begins to appear as a result of a scratch or bump, you should not sand it, but instead apply an anti-rust product as quickly as possible, and then repaint the area using the appropriate Fermob touch-up pen or spray paint. If rust develops on stainless steel parts, then a polish (liquid or paste only) should be applied as soon as the first traces appear. The sooner action is taken, the less the rust will spread.