How To Maintain Your Garden Furniture
In order to maintain your furniture we have some information below for different furniture types & a selection of Garden Furniture Treatments. However, as well as treating your furniture we recommend that during the winter months your furniture is kept under cover. We have a superb range of furniture covers and should have one suitable for your set.
We have a general cover which is made from strong woven polythene and we also have a premium cover which is made from woven polyester material with a waterproof undercoat. Whichever you choose they will provide peace of mind during those winter months.
When covering your garden furniture you should leave enough room for circulation which will help prevent mould, and good way to prevent this is to leave the bottom half of a parasol pole underneath the cover which will also create a run off effect for rain water.
Care for Teak, Iroko & Roble Hardwood Furniture
When using a Hardwood Garden Furniture Protector it is more likely to seal the wood from any unfortunate spillages such as Red Wine.
Once you start oiling your Teak it is imperative that the process is maintained. If the wood is left untreated it will turn to a Silver-grey colour, in order to restore the wood you should give it light sanding and apply the oil with a cloth.
Protection you can use with this wood:
- Cuprinol Hardwood Garden Furniture Protector (Clear/Teak finish) - This will protect the wood from any marks
- Cuprinol Garden Furniture Teak Oil - Good for nourishing and protecting teak
- Cuprinol Garden Furniture Teak Oil (Aerosol) - Good for nourishing and protecting teak
- Teak Cleaner - Designed to kill mould, mildew and spores inside teak
- Teak Protector - Maintains the gorgeous light-brown colour of teak for a longer time.
Care for Kwila Hardwood Furniture
Once the wood has completed the bleeding process you are free to oil using Owatrol Textrol Oil.
If the wood has not been treated for a substantial amount of time, give the furniture a wash with a pressure washer, if available, then lightly sand.
Please note: this will not make the furniture return to its original colour it will only keep the wood oiled and protected.
Protection for this furniture is:
- Owatrol Textrol Oil
Care for Oak Hardwood Furniture
Over a period of years oak will develop splits and cracks as it seasons, adding to its naturally beauty and uniqueness but not affecting the structure of the furniture.
During its first summer oak will benefit from regular attention whilst it is seasoning and after that it needs to be treated at least annually. Clean off dirt and dust with teak cleaner or warm water, a neutral soap and a soft cloth, allow to dry, then rub in oil with a soft cloth paying extra attention to end grains and joints. Use teak, Danish or boiled Linseed oil to treat your furniture. After the first summer of extra care the wood can be left to grey naturally with just an annual treatment, although it is possible to restore the original colour with thorough cleaning, sanding and oiling using a range of timber products.
Care for Eucalyptus Hardwood Furniture
Protection for this furniture is:
- Cuprinol Furniture protector (Teak/Clear finish)
- Alexander Rose Timber Treatment
Care for Pine Softwood Furniture
The protection should not be added in direct sunlight or at temperatures below 5C. The furniture should be dry in approximately 1 hour.
In order to keep your furniture looking as new as the day you bought it all you should do is wash it down with hot soapy water. Keep an eye out for small chips or cracks in the outer coating as this will cause water to enter underneath the outer layer and ultimately cause rusting. If this does happen touch up kits are available in store, at no extra cost, and will help to seal up any damage caused by wear and tear. This treatment will also be suitable for furniture with Texteline chairs, although there are other specialist treatments available for the Texteline material:
- Golden Care Cleaner for powder coated/painted furniture
- 2 in 1 Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polisher for stainless steel furniture
Wicker Resin Furniture
Care for Mosaic Tables
Protection for this furniture:
Hammerite Metal Paint
Hard Beeswax (available from most good retailers)