Properly looked after and maintained wooden garden furniture really sets off your homes outdoor entertaining areas and if well looked after can last a lifetime.
Garden furniture comes in a range of hard woods such as kwila or teak and some softwoods like pine. All need regular maintenance to stop rotting, mould and lichen growth and the harmful effects of the sun.
What we do for you…
Step 1 – Cleaning, preparation and Moss/ Mould/Lichen removal
We start with a comprehensive cleaning process. Preparation is the most critical part of your furniture restoration and can take the longest time. Proper preparation is the foundation for quality results. We wash your furniture with modern safe equipment and our “Top-Secret” environmentally friendly cleaning solution that has the following benefits…
- No Phosphates
- Won’t Harm Plants
- Environmentally Responsible
- No Harmful Bleach or Acids
- Non-Corrosive to Metals
Our cleaning process will remove all dirt & mildew and also remove greying, caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Most garden furniture needs a thorough hand scrubbing. We then rinse the furniture surface on a low PSI fan / soft wash with a power washer. Any stubborn stains (eg stains from food, cooking oils etc…) may need a second or alternate cleaning & scrubbing process to remove and/or minimise. Kwila and hardwood furniture require an additional ‘brightening’ wash with our special solution to bring back the natural beauty of the wood colours prior to oil / staining. The surface is then left for a minimum of 24 hours to thoroughly dry out.
Step 2 – Finishing
Once your furniture has thoroughly dried we will finish it with the appropriate product. Most modern garden furniture is assembled using Allen Key bolts that can come loose over time. Before we finish your furniture we will ensure all these are re-tightened.
Our Deck and Fence Pro oil stains come in a range of colours to suit any wood type and your personal colour preference. Your Deck and Fence Pro specialist will advise you on which colours will work best for your timber and furniture type. Stains achieve a semi-transparent finish highlighting the natural grain and allowing the beauty of the wood to show through. Our stains are manufactured here in New Zealand especially for us and are designed for our climate and weather conditions, are tried and tested in our environment and offer unparalleled quality finish. Unlike many commercially available DIY stain products our stains are made from a linseed oil base that provides a superior quality finish and protection. Garden furniture always requires 2 coats of oil / stain that will require 24 hrs dying time between coats. Therefore we will need to visit at least 3 times. Most garden furniture restoration projects will be completed on site however there may be occasions where we feel it is more appropriate to take them away and return when completed.
Step 3 – Enjoy
Once our work is done, enjoy your new look garden furniture, you won’t be disappointed. Sit back with a good book and a cool drink or enjoy company over alfresco dinner or a BBQ.
Step 4 – Care & Maintenance
Care & Maintenance – Regular maintenance of finished timber surfaces is important. Because it is a natural product, timber requires regular attention to prevent the onset of changes that can ultimately lead to deterioration. The timber type, finish, colour and your expectations are all involved in setting the maintenance cycle. Different wood types and different finishes require different maintenance programs but in general to avoid the costs of a full restoration again most wooden garden furniture require an additional coat every 12 months with a light maintenance clean at the change of seasons. Ask your Deck and Fence Pro specialist for a bottle of Pro-Preserve Deck and Furniture Maintenance Wash. Or we can arrange to do this for you at a very reasonable cost if you prefer.
WE PROMISE TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN FURNITURE LOOK LIKE NEW AGAIN. START THE PROCESS NOW CONTACT US TODAY BY CALLING 0508 422 532 OR FILL OUT OUR FREE QUOTE FORM