Care & Maintenance Instructions Teak is carefully chosen for use in Bramblecrest garden furniture due page 1

Care & Maintenance Instructions Teak is carefully chosen for use in Bramblecrest garden furniture due

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  • Care & Maintenance Instructions

    Teak

    Teak is carefully chosen for use in Bramblecrest garden furniture due to its durability and resistance to extreme weather conditions. Teak is a dense, close-grained hardwood that naturally contains high levels of oil. These qualities enable the wood to remain strong and long lasting making it ideal for outdoor use.

    Weathering

    When Bramblecrest Teak is delivered to your home or garden it will arrive untreated. The appearance of the wood will be of a golden brown colour and the surface will be highly finished. Bramblecrest recommends that the teak is left untreated so that it will weather to an attractive shade of silvery-grey.

    The surface will become increasingly rough to the touch and small cracks may appear in the end grain. These are the natural characteristics of teak and will not affect the structure of your furniture. Treatment or no treatment- the longevity of the timber will remain the same.

    Treatment

    Bramblecrest Teak Protector is a water-based product designed to maintain the golden brown colour for a longer period of time. Upon application the golden brown colour will not be altered and the weathering process will be delayed for approximately one season. We suggest using the Teak Protector within a few days of removing the packaging. An application is required as a continuous routine approximately once every 6 months.

    Bramblecrest Teak Shield is also a water- based product that can be used to minimise the effects of staining caused by wine, olive oil, butter and other greasy substances. The Shield is a wood impregnator that can be used independently or after the Protector has been applied.

    Bramblecrest Teak Cleaner is an abrasive product intended for use after the teak has weathered to a silvery- grey colour. The Cleaner is intended to remove the weathered surface after the furniture has oxidised. After application the furniture should be allowed to dry and then brushed clean. Bramblecrest Teak Protector should then be applied if the golden brown colour is to be maintained.

    Cleaning

    To remove accumulated surface dirt (e.g. leaves) warm water or a hose and a hard scrubbing brush should be sufficient. However, if the dirt has penetrated the wood then it is advised to lightly sand the affected area, when dry, using fine sandpaper. When using sandpaper always remember to sand with, rather than against, the grain.

    Bramblecrest Hangar 9 East, Aston Down Business Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8GA t: 01285 760974 f: 01285 760713 www.bramblecrest.com e: info@bramblecrest.com