Maintenance advice garden furniture

Teak wood

Teak wood (and most other hard woods) is naturally highly resistant to weathering. Therefore, the furniture can be left outside all year round. By weathering the hardwood will eventually, without losing its high performance features, take on a silvery platinum color. By dehydration of the wood hairlines and cracks will be visible in the upper layer. The risk of hairline cracks is a normal process and does not have any influence on the quality.These cracks are easy to remove with sandpaper and a little waterproof wood glue.

To preserve the original color of teak is advisable one the furniture or treated twice a year with an oil sealer. An Oil sealer provides protection against fast gray weathering and aging of the wood and also offers long-lasting protection against adhesion of new pollution. The polymers make the wood waterproof, but let it ‘breathe’ and prevent it from being black. The Oil sealer Natural will give the furniture a darker, golden yellow color.

For vintage teak furniture a Oil sealer Classic is available which restores vintage look again and will give it a more chestnut color.

Weathered furniture should first be cleaned before oiled. Cleaning the furniture can be limited to twice a year to clean the furniture with warm water and soda or green soap.

We also offer a number of cleaners that can restore original condition the wood again. Use can be made of a stiff brush or a scouring pad for persistent fouling. Always scrub in the lengthwise direction of the grain.

Mind for spotty light spot or delicate surfaces when oiling the furniture. You can also protect the wood agains pollution with an protective cover. Mind that it is important that the wood is not completely closed and that there is space between the cover and the ground remains open to “breathe” the wood.

With adjustable furniture the hardware parts should be regularly checked for loosen as result of expansion and contraction of the wood due to varying weather conditions. If necessary, tightened the hardware parts hand tight.

 

Acacia wood

Acacia wood is a durable hardwood from Asia, which is cultivated on plantations. Characteristic of the wood is the grain and the natural structure, the timber of each piece of furniture is unique in the field of form, structure and color.

The wood is naturally resistant to weathering. Therefore, the furniture can be left outside all year round. By weathering the wood will eventually, without losing its high performance features, take on a silvery platinum color. By dehydration of the wood getting cracks visible in the upper layer. This is a normal process and does not have any influence on the quality. Cracks are easy to remove with a wood glue and sandpaper.

Cleaning the Acacia Wood can be limited to twice a year. Clean the furniture with warm water and detergent, soda or green soap. U can use a stiff brush or a scouring pad for persistent fouling. Hereby always needs to be scrubbed in the lengthwise direction of the structure. Do not use a pressure washer. Check always the product information before attempting maintenance started.

To keep Acacia wood in shape, it’s recommended to one or the furniture to be treated twice a year with an oil sealer. An Oil sealer provides protection against fast gray weathering and aging of the wood and also offers long-lasting protection against adhesion of new pollution. The polymers make the wood waterproof, but let it breathe and prevent it from being black.

 

Beech wood

Beech wood is a relatively hard wood species and is suitable for indoor use (!). Light scratches, stains and shiny spots can be eliminated by means of sanding with fine steel wool or very fine sandpaper. This should be done in the direction of the grain and always to edit a larger plane. Then, if necessary, use the cleaning product (mat polish).