The most common question asked is "how do we take care of it?"
The good news is, it's easy! We have work hard at Texwood to introduce the perfect balance of color and protection, trying to keep maintenance to a minimum. Just yesterday we fielded a call from a customer we installed outdoor furniture for 18 months ago. At the time we helped with Macrocarpa fencing, the idea to match the furniture and keep with the theme. For cost saving reasons their staff were employed to oil the fence, 18months later the furniture still looks great but they require product to treat the fence! The moral of the story is oiling timber is not just that, particularly when applying the initial coats! In hindsight maybe we should have insisted on completing all aspects of the job. But the positive is proof our procedures, care and efforts of finishing our furniture have real long term benefits.
Outdoor settings are first coated with a deep-penetrating protective oils, they permeate the slab and add color that penetrates and lasts. All additional coats are with Wattyl's Furniture Oil (Natural Pine color), A more decorative oil which complements the timber and also protects against outdoor elements.
Prior to rejuvenating your furniture it is a good idea to clean off foreign materials and dirt. This can be done easily with a water blaster, be careful not to get too close. A maximum pressure of 600psi should be used. Or, if you do not have a water blaster. A hose with a soft bristled brush and some suitable detergent. This video has some helpful hints.
We prefer to apply oil with a good quality brush, spreading oils as evenly over the surface. For the best result, run you brush the full length of each surface, prior to the oil drying. This will help to eliminate the shorter brush strokes and give you a preferable finish.
We custom build all our furniture, so you dining table for example can be the exact size, thickness and color of your choosing. Same for coffee tables, side tables, hall tables, T.V. stands, kitchen islands, counters, bars and any other decorative top you fancy.
Indoor pieces are covered with a range of products to suit the purpose. It is best to talk to us directly or get professional advice.
Boards and platters are coated with 100% food safe oils, tree resins, canauba and beeswax. Interior furniture the same, or if preferable commercial grade 2 part urethane. Outdoor furniture is coated with deep penetrating oils designed for log cabins, before additional coats of outdoor specific furniture oils are applied.