Tips on caring your Hardwood Garden Furniture

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Good care is the only way to keep your wooden outdoor furniture in good shape and like new. Because wood is a natural material whose appearance will change when left out of doors. The appearance of your furniture will depend on how you look after it. The better and right care ways, the better appearance of furniture you will get. Here are some respects you should pay attention when you care your Hardwood Garden Furniture.

1. Left on its own, the wood in your furniture will naturally change colour to a silver grayish tone, the exact colour dependant on the environment conditions. For example, dark spots may occur if the furniture is place in the shady spot under a tree.

2. Attention on small cracks. During long dry spells, small cracks may appear in the untreated wood, especially on the end grain. These cracks are a perfectly normal characteristic and will not affect the strength of durability of the furniture. The cracks should disappear once the conditions become damp again.

3. It is usual for small amounts of sap resin to appear on the surface of the wood in certain climatic conditions. If the resin has crystallized, it can be removed using a stiff brush. If it is sticky to the touch, use a sharp knife to remove the majority of the resin and use white spirit to wipe clean the surface affected.

4. Consider paint your wood garden furniture by protection oil. If, however, you would like to preserve the original colour of your furniture, Teak Oil should be applied every three to six weeks. Regular treatments will slow down the weathering process and will minimise surface cracks.

Tip on forth step:

Before re-applying, it is essential that any dirt that may have accumulated be removed by scrubbing with a stiff brush and soapy warm water. When the furniture is completely dry, any rough areas should be lightly sanded. If the dirt and any excess oil are not removed before re-treatment black areas will appear on the surface where the oil and dirt have mixed. Finally, apply the oil giving particular care to the end grain, hidden surface areas and any joints or services, any excess oil can be wiped off with a clean cloth. Please ensure that the Teak Oil is fully dry before using the furniture.

5. Consider buying some sets of garden furniture covers to protect your Hardwood Garden Furniture. Just as mentioned in previous, wooden garden furniture will be out of shape which has years of frequent and prolonged sun exposure. A sun proof and waterproof outdoor furniture covers will help it more. These kinds of outdoor patio furniture covers keep your garden furniture from UV rays, rain, snow, dust, bird droppings and scratches from pets. It also solve storing problem for you in winter.


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