Care And Maintenance - Maintain your outdoor furniture by using furniture covers or storing out of the elements when not in use.
Frame - Before using, wipe with a clean, dry coth and apply a light coat of Teak Oil. To preserve and maintain the orginal finish, apply oil as needed and at the end of each season. Weathers to a natural gray finish if left untreated.
Fabric - If your set includes cushions or mesh fabric, they may be cleaned by hand with a mild solution of soap and water. Rinse cushions thoroughly, stand on end and allow to drip dry. Do not machine wash or tumble dry, as cushions may shrink. Do not use bleach or solvents on fabrics.
Table Top - Before using, wipe with a clean, dry cloth and apply a light coat of Teak Oil. To preserve and maintain the original finish, apply oil as needed and at the end of each season. Weathers to a natural gray finish if left untreated.
Wood - We recommend Cabot Australian Timber Oil www.cabotstain.com/products/product/Australian-Timber-Oil.html as it will protect and last a lot longer than most teak oil products
would. We do not recommend using a sealer - like a polyurethane - which will eventually start cracking and requires stripping before recoating and is more labor-intensive.
Use of a good oil designed for hardwood is the best. We have found that Cabot Australian Timber Oil is the best oil from a quality standpoint AND it has a stain/color(Jarrah Brown) included that is very close to the natural color of the Keruing. This typically only requires re-oiling once a year. As always, customers should follow the manufacturer's directions and test an inconspicuous spot first if using for the first time. Over oiling can also be an issue and why it's important to follow directions.
Almost all problems with oil are due to application errors. The wood should be clean and dry before oil is applied. Trapping moisture under the oil is not a good thing. On the bright side, wood can be reconditioned and easily brought back to its original appearance. Keruing wood is very durable and will last a very long time with a minimum of care.
We also like to point out the difference in painting and oiling. When re-oiling you want to apply liberally and let the wood soak in what it needs. It should not take more than a couple of minutes to re-oil a piece of furniture. Throw a tarp down on the deck or patio and for a quick annual oiling. It's that easy!