How to care for your outdoor furniture
The following instructions will help to ensure your product will be protected, look like new and help with it’s longevity.
To maintain the quality of your timber furniture, minimise exposure to direct sunlight or excessive temperatures; extreme changes in humidity can cause warping. Always use coasters, pads, cloth or felt to protect the furniture surface. Use protective mats under hot dishes.
It is important to clean timber regularly if the furniture is dirty or has mould, algae or mildew. A light detergent solution will be sufficient.
To preserve the life of your timber we recommend coating your furniture once a year, just before summer. Your table was coated using Intergrain “UltraClear Exterior”.
1. Tape all surrounding furniture frame edges with painters masking tape. This will protect the frame from surface scratches whilst sanding and from stains whilst coating.
2. Put a drop sheet underneath to protect the floor.
3. Lightly sand the timber with a 240 grit sand paper, working in the same direction as the grain of the timber.
4. Thoroughly remove dust with a dust cloth.
5. Apply the coating using a paint brush with all strokes in the same direction as the timber grain and applied evenly. Be careful to coat the furniture out of the wind and dust to ensure you get a smooth finish. Do not apply in direct sunlight or in temperatures above 35o or below 10o. Remove any coating off the stainless steel frame with a soft cloth.
6. We recommend applying 2 coats. Ensure each layer dries between each coat.
7. Allow 2 days for coating product to fully harden and cure before use.
To remove marks or stains from your stainless steel we recommend you use WD40 and a nylon scouring pad.
1. Dust the furniture
2. Spray WD40 onto a nylon scouring pad or similar. Ensure you do not get WD40 onto the timber as this will stain. If you do get WD40 on the timber, wipe off with a soft cloth.
3. Scour the steel lightly in the direction of the grain i.e. along the length of the steel. Scouring in the wrong direction will cause scratches, remove by working in the direction of the grain.
4. Clean with a soft cloth.