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Care and maintenance

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

 

THE MATERALS USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF GARDEN LIVING UK COLLECTIONS HAS BEEN CAREFULLY SELECTED IN ORDER THAT WE MEET THE HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS,  SOME MAINTENANCE MAY BE REQUIRED ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS.

 

TEAK CARE MAINTENANCE

 

THE COLOUR OF THE GRAIN CAN CHANGE IN TIME (USUALLY AFTER AROUND 8/10 WEEKS OF SUNLIGHT), IT WILL TAKE ON A SILVERY PATINA. AS WE USE THE HIGHEST GRADE OF TEAK WE WOULD NOT RECOMMEND A TEAK OIL BUT A WATER BASED PRODUCT, TEAK OIL REACTS WITH THE NATURAL OIL IN THE WOOD AND CAN CREATE BLACK SPOTS. THE APPLICATION OF THE WATER BASED PRODUCT IS FOR AESTHETICS ONLY (SHOULD YOU PREFER THE GOLDEN COLOUR OF THE TEAK).

 

SHOULD YOU SEE ANY SMALL CRACKS APPEAR DO NOT BE ALARMED, THIS IS A NATURAL PROCESS, THIS IS DUE TO MOISTURE IN THE ATMOSPHERE AND YOUR TEAK PRODUCTS WILL RETURN TO NORMAL.

 

ANY STAINS OR SPILLAGES SHOULD BE CLEANED WITH A MILD DETERGENT. IF STAINAGE IS STUBBORN THEN WE WOULD RECOMMEND A LIGHT SANDING WITH SMOOTH GRAIN SANDPAPER, RUBBING IN THE DIRECTION OF THE GRAIN

 

ALUMINIUM CARE MAINTENANCE

 

WE CHOOSE ALUMINIUM BECAUSE OF ITS STRENGTH, LOW WEIGHT AND RESISTANCE TO CORROSION.

 

REGULARLY CLEAN WITH A MILD DETERGENT TO REMOVE ANY SURFACE DIRT. ABRASIVES MUST NOT BE USED ON THIS PRODUCT

 

RED CEDAR CARE MAINTENANCE

 

RED CEDAR IS A SOFTWOOD WITH THE SAME LONGEVITY AS THE HARDWOOD TEAK. THE CARE OF THIS WOOD IS MINIMAL WITH AN APPLICATION OF BARRETTINE WOOD PRESERVER EVERY 5 YEARS.

 

CUSHION CARE AND MAINTENANCE

 

OUR NANOTEX, SUNBRELLA AND OLEFIN CUSHIONS NEED NOT BE PUT INSIDE OVERNIGHT, THEY ARE HAPPY TO STAY OUTDOORS ALL YEAR ROUND. DO NOT COVER UNTIL THE SEASON BECOMES COLD (AROUND OCTOBER) AS  COVERING TOO SOON THE PRODUCT WILL SWEAT CAUSING MOULD SPORES TO GROW. (WE DO SELL A RANGE OF QUALITY WEATHER COVERS FOR THE WINTER PERIOD)

 

ALL OTHER CUSHIONS NEED TO BE BROUGHT INDOORS AT THE END OF THE SEASON. MAKE SURE COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE THEY ARE STORED AS THEY WILL BECOME MOULDY IF DAMP