Furniture

Tips For Looking After Your Garden Furniture

Getting teak garden furniture Dianella can enhance the usability of your garden. It can provide you with an area that allows you to relax and unwind. But if you intend to have this kind of furniture in your garden because of where the wood comes from it is important that you learn how to care for it correctly.
Teak is a hardwood, and this is what makes the garden furniture Dianella, so it is very durable. Plus this type of furniture will last quite a considerable amount of time because it is a very dense timber and contains high levels of resinous oil within it. It is this oil which not only makes the wood resistant to drying out but also from absorbing too much moisture.
When it comes to buying such teak furniture for the garden, you can either purchase it in its natural raw state or that which has been treated using a teak oil. When you first get the furniture home, it is a golden color, but as time passes, the wood will eventually begin to fade a silver grey color instead.
Certainly, if you are after the silver-grey look then once the wood has reached this stage there is very little that you will need to do to make sure that it retains this color. However, if you would prefer your wood to retain the golden color of when it arrived you need to start applying teak oil to its surface.
For furniture, which will be outside in the garden throughout the year, you will need to apply the teak oil every six months. However, before you use the oil, you will need to clean the furniture first.
To do this, you take some warm water (with a mild detergent mixed into it) and then use a soft damp cloth to wipe off and remove any dust or grit. After you have done this, you now need to leave the wood to dry naturally before you apply the oil.
It is important that you only use a specialist teak oil on the garden furniture Dianella and apply this using a lint-free cloth. You could use a spray gun that is filled with the oil but using a cloth will ensure that the oil is spread evenly over the surface of the furniture. Now you need to leave it for some time until it feels tacky.
When the oil has got to this stage, you now need to take another lint-free cloth ( a clean one) and use this for removing any oil that is left on the surface. Then about an hour after this, you need to take another clean cloth that you use to polish up the surface of your teak garden furniture Dianella.