Cleaning teak or hardwood
For weathered products, the furniture must first be cleaned. Cleaning the furniture can be limited to twice a year by cleaning the furniture with warm water and soda or green soap.
We also offer a number of cleaners, see photo below, that can restore the wood to its original condition. A hard brush or a scouring pad can be used for this, see photos below for stubborn dirt. Waxing should always be done in the longitudinal direction of the grain.
When oiling the furniture, watch out for stains on light or stain-sensitive surfaces. You can also cover the teak garden furniture with a cover to prevent pollution. However, it is important that the wood is not completely closed and that there is space between the cover and the ground to allow the wood to 'breathe'.
With adjustable furniture, the fittings of the chairs should be checked regularly for loosening due to the expansion and contraction of the wood as a result of varying weather conditions. If necessary, the fitting should be hand-tightened.
Watch the instruction video below for cleaning teak or hardwood furniture with Starbrite maintenance products.
Watch the instruction video below for protecting teak or hardwood furniture with teak oil with Starbrite maintenance products.
Watch the instruction video below for protecting teak or hardwood furniture with a teak oil sealer with Starbrite maintenance products:
Recycled or Vintage teak
To maintain recycled or vintage teak furniture, a separate cleaner and protector is available that gives the wood a chestnut brown vintage look color.
Below you will find the instruction video for Hartman Recycled teak garden furniture:
Below you will find the general information video for maintenance of teak and other hardwood garden furniture.
Below you will find the instruction video for natural teak furniture on higold products.
Acacia wood is a sustainable hardwood from Asia that is planted on plantations. Characteristic of the wood is the grain and the natural structure, which makes the wood of each piece of furniture unique in terms of shape, structure and color shades.
The wood is naturally resistant to weather influences. This means that the furniture can remain outside all year round. Due to weather influences, the wood will eventually take on a silver-coloured platinum color without losing its high-quality properties. When the wood dries out, shrinkage cracks become visible in the top layer. This is a normal process and does not affect the quality. Cracks are easy to remove with a wood line and sandpaper.
Cleaning the Acacia wood can be limited to twice a year by cleaning the furniture with warm water and a cleaner, soda or green soap. Use can be made of a hard brush or a scouring pad for stubborn dirt. Waxing should always be done in the longitudinal direction of the grain. Do not use a high-pressure cleaner. Always consult the product information before you start maintenance.
To keep Acacia wood in good condition, it is recommended to treat the garden furniture once or twice a year with an Oil sealer. An Oil sealer offers protection against gray weathering and aging of the wood and also offers long-term protection against the adhesion of new pollution. The polymers make the wood waterproof, but allow it to breathe, and prevent it from turning black.