garden furniture. Wednesday , January 03rd , 2018 - 15:27:55 PM
Do you like to experiment or play it safe where it comes to garden furniture? With the immense variety in furniture available today, choosing the most appropriate one can be quite an unnerving exercise. Teak garden furniture is especially popular owing to the durability factor.
Wood - garden furniture in wood may be found in different styles. Some consider wood as the best material for garden furniture as it is lightweight and pleasing to the eyes. It also blends easily with the garden life. Wood is also comfortable, an important aspect when you think about the fact that an essential part of garden furniture is seating. When you choose wood, go with teak. Teak is the best wood for garden furniture as it is very durable when placed outdoors. This is due to its high oil content.
Teak garden furniture that is assembled using epoxy based glues tend to have the best performance and durability of all the types of joints as the epoxy resin used will not be affected by rain or frost. If your teak garden furniture becomes dirty it is easy to clean with warm soapy water and a scrubbing brush which will enable you to restore the beautiful silver grey weathered look. If required a pressure hose can be used at 60-80 bar [900-1200psi] at a distance of no less than 30cm. Once your teak garden furniture has weathered the colour will be enhanced by an annual scrub. A small amount of bleach added to the water will suppress any algae growth. Any stains and grease spots can be immediately removed by washing down using a light detergent then rinsing off with clean water as soon as they occur. However, this is not essential as nature will take its course over time. In dry weather small cracks will appear in the end of the grain timbers. This is natural and no action needs to be taken as when the moisture in the atmosphere increases the timber will return to its original condition. It is not necessary to use teak oil or varnish as these will not extend the life of your garden furniture and are purely cosmetic. However, if you wish to preserve the as new appearance of your teak garden furniture the application of teak oil when the furniture is new will give a more lustre finish than leaving untouched. Please ensure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions as usually this is a three stage process. Make sure the timber is completely dry when you apply the teak oil, otherwise the furniture will blacken.
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