OUT­SIDE TIM­BER FUR­NISH­INGS:

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

House and Leisure Before and After - - POOLS & PATIOS -

Bianca Un­gerer of Mar­lanteak ad­vises that out­door fur­ni­ture should al­ways be kept un­der­cover. Here she shares some tips on how to en­sure your tim­ber fur­nish­ings stand the test of time. 1. Due to its high nat­u­ral oil con­tent teak doesn’t re­quire any spe­cial treat­ment or oil­ing. Teak is a nat­u­ral prod­uct and its even­tual sil­very weath­ered look is all part of its ap­peal. 2. Main­tain­ing this colour re­quires that you hose or wipe your fur­ni­ture down with a damp cloth on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. 3. A thor­ough clean­ing us­ing soapy wa­ter and a soft-bris­tled brush is rec­om­mended about twice a year. You must en­sure the fur­ni­ture is wet be­fore you start clean­ing. There are also sev­eral spe­cial­ist teak clean­ing prod­ucts so get in touch with your lo­cal pro­fes­sion­als about these or for any gen­eral

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