Cleaning & Maintaining Your Outdoor Wooden Furniture

When it comes to your outdoor wooden garden furniture, you want to ensure it stays looking its best for as long as possible, which is why it’s so important to properly clean, protect and preserve your furniture.

Cleaning & Maintaining Your Outdoor Wooden Furniture

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When it comes to general maintenance and cleaning of your handmade outdoor wooden furniture you can use wood polishers and all purpose anti-bacterial cleaners, simply stay clear of any abrasive products or scrubs.

To ensure your outdoor furniture always stays in its best condition we recommend you apply a layer of clear wax every 6-12 months or as and when required.

How to Clean Your Wooden Garden Furniture

During the summer months we’d recommend lightly brushing down your furniture to remove any loose debris and cobwebs, and cleaning as and when required. However, after your furniture has with withstood the more challenging conditions of the winter, we’d recommend thoroughly cleaning your outdoor furniture.

Gently wash your wooden garden furniture with warm soapy water. Then take a wood cleaner and cloth and wipe the furniture down, removing any dirt or markings from the furniture. Finished by re-apply the required tinted hard wax oil and/or polishing wax to bring your wooden outdoor furniture back to life after a winter in the garden.

Sand Down to Remove Stains

If the furniture has succumbed to some stubborn stains that can’t be removed with a wood cleaner than gently sand the affected area before re-applying the tinted hard wax oil and polishing wax.

Don’t Use Strong Chemical & Pressure Washers

Please note, strong chemicals can cause damage to the reclaimed wood, so unless absolutely required, keeping it simply with warm soapy water is always best. Additionally, keep the pressure washer away from the reclaimed wood furniture. Although it may seem tempting to blast away any dirt, the forceful nature of the spray can damage the structure of the wood causing it to weaken and splinter much easier.

Use an Outdoor Furniture Cover

As well as protecting and preserving your wooden outdoor furniture directly, we would recommend using a suitable outdoor furniture cover throughout the winter months as well as during severe weather conditions. This will help to ensure your outdoor wooden furniture really does last for years to come.


Why Apply Hard Wax Oil to Your Reclaimed Wood Outdoor Furniture?

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By applying the tinted hard wax oil to your outdoor wooden furniture it helps to prevent the wood from getting too dry, which can lead to it splitting or cracking. Our hard wax oil is available in 5 colours to perfectly match the original stain on your bespoke furniture. The tint in the oil enhances the woods natural grain and is the perfect way to add colour to your wooden furniture, as well as protect the reclaimed wood from sun and water damage.


We Protect Your Garden Furniture Before You Receive It

To ensure the longevity of your outdoor wooden furniture it’s important to preserve the wood. However, to guarantee your outdoor furniture gets the best start we finish all our handmade wooden furniture in a hard wax oil layer before it leaves our workshop. This creates a water-resistant protective layer to the furniture ensuring that any spillages can be easily wiped away with a lightly dampened cloth.


Reclaimed Wood Cleaning & Maintenance Kits

Here at The Bespoke Carpentry Co., we want to make the upkeep of your outdoor garden furniture as easy and fuss-free as possible, which is why we’ve created a range of cleaning and maintenance kits for your reclaimed wood outdoor furniture.

  • Polishing Kit – includes a tin of Fiddes Liming Wax, perfect for providing the perfect final touch to your bespoke outdoor furniture.
  • Cleaning Kit – includes a bottle of Fiddes Wood Surface Cleaner, great for daily cleaning or maintenance of your outdoor wooden furniture.
  • Polish & Clean Kit – includes a cleaning spray and polishing wax, so you can keep your outdoor furniture clean and looking fresh.
  • Premium Care Kit – includes a cleaning spray, tinted hard wax oil and polishing wax – everything you’d need to keep your handmade wooden garden furniture looking brand new.
  • Full Maintenance Kit – includes a tinted hard wax oil and polishing wax, providing you with everything you need to maintain your outdoor wooden furniture.
  • Maintenance & Cleaning Kit – includes a cleaning spray and tinted hard wax oil, allowing you to clean and maintain your wooden garden furniture.

All of the above kits are supplied with the required clothes.


Outdoor Wooden Furniture at The Bespoke Carpentry Co.

If you’re yet to adorn your garden with bespoke handmade outdoor wooden furniture, then check out our range at The Bespoke Carpentry Co. today. Every piece of furniture from The Bespoke Carpentry Co. is handmade bespoke to your requirements.  Simply browse our selection of pre-designed garden furniture and customise your favourite piece to your requirements. Or alternatively, get in touch with our friendly and helpful team if you’re looking for a completely bespoke piece of outdoor wooden furniture.

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