MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR GDL FURNITURE
It goes without saying that outdoor furniture has to endure far harsher conditions than indoor furniture. From sub-zero temperatures in winter to sweltering heat and high humidity in summer, outdoor furniture needs to be able to endure everything Mother Nature throws at it.
Il Giardino di Legno uses only the finest materials in the manufacture of our products and you can ensure your furniture enjoys a long and trouble-free life with just a little basic maintenance every year or twice a year depending on your climate conditions.
Teakwood furniture Maintenance
FOR DECADES ENJOYING
Teak furniture does not require any special maintenance routine apart from occasional cleaning. When your teak furniture first arrives: be sure to wipe off any teak dust using a dump cloth to avoid it can leave marks on clothes and cushions. To rehydratate the wood we suggest to use Teak Oil.
To protect teak surfaces from staining and to help maintain the silver-grey patina on weathered teak, we recommend using Furniture Wax which repels moisture and minimizes the likelihood of stains caused by food and drinks.
The original honey colour may get a silver grey shade over time. For the maintenance of teak outdoor furniture Il Giardino di Legno proposes the products necessary to restore the original colour of your furnishings and some advice for the maintenance of teak wood and how to use them.
If left to age naturally outside by being exposed to light, air and rain, then the surface of the teak will gradually change to a soft, silver-grey as the pigments in the surface layer of the wood slowly start to fade away.
We recommend that you allow your teak furniture to weather naturally this way and simply clean thoroughly once or twice a year with soapy wather and a soft brush and rinse well.
If stain occour on your teak furniture, many stains can be removed with diluited bleach mixture with water and a soft brush. Rinse well after scrub. Thanks to teak’s natural oil content a month or so after cleaning the wood’s color will even out also if there will be a change of color in the stained area.
Check out the following sections for further informations on teakwood maintenance.
Outdoor furniture made in Synthetic rattan woven on aluminium structure will require only simple cleaning with water and, if needed, with a soft brush and few neutral soap.
This kind of furniture are appreciated for the simple maintenance they require. If the structure is made of teak it will be necessary to follow the instruction for the teak maintenance as well.
JUST SMALL CARE
Technical fibers are water repellant and perfect for outdoors, so they will need occasional washing session with a wet cloth.
Just be care that the natural hemp can be stained from ink or paint. Do not use acid or corrosive products.
REGULAR AND EASY
About metal furniture we suggest a regular cleaning with non corrosive product and a soft tissue to avoid scratch on the surface.
To repair small scratch on painted surface we can supply the repair kit.
Rotational molding products do not require special maintenance, the liquid remain outside and are simply removable with the help of a cloth or sponge.
Do not use acid and / or corrosive.
Any accumulated dirt, stains and smog can be solved with the use of a magic sponge or with a pencil eraser and in more complex cases and only if not painted with a high pressure cleaner.
FABRICS AND SLING
Technical fabrics are water and stain repellant and perfect for outdoors, so they will need occasional washing session with a wet cloth. They will dry really fast. Do not use acid or corrosive products.
For a spot cleaning of your upholstery: Apply a light mist of mild soap and water using a spray bottle. Work the solution into the stain by lightly scrubbing the area with a sponge or very soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Blot excess moisture with a clean, soft towel or sponge. Wet-vacuum or blot excess water. Air dry, Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all soap residue is removed.
If deep cleaning is required please follow our instruction to remove the cover and proceed for the washing.