OUTDOOR FURNITURE CARE

Posted on February 17 2020

Occasional Outdoor Use or Undercover

This refers to outdoor furniture that isn’t designed for permanent outdoor use. It is recommended for use in outdoor covered areas only.

  • To prolong the products life span, store in a dry location when not in use or during periods of inclement weather.
  • Canvas, painted metal or timber should be stored undercover after use. These types of products are usually designed to fold-away, making them easy to store.
  • Be careful not to fold furniture, e.g. director’s chairs, when they’re wet, as they will get mouldy.
  • For unpainted timber products we have an ‘Outdoor Timber Furniture Care Kit’ that will help to clean and protect. For painted timber products, wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • It is not recommended leaving products uncovered in direct sunlight for extended periods of time as direct sunlight may heat the surface and cause warping or splitting.
  • Expansion and contraction of timbers will occur with changes in humidity and temperature. This can cause timber to split which a natural occurrence and not considered a fault

Full Outdoor Use

We test all our outdoor ranges to ensure that they’re durable and can withstand the elements.

With minor care, these items can be left outdoors permanently.

  • Clean and oil timber furniture regularly (at least monthly) using the Freedom Timber Outdoor Care Kit. Remove oil and dirt with a stiff brush using our ‘Outdoor Timber Cleansing Wash’. Apply "Outdoor Timber Protective Oil" with a clean cloth or a paintbrush. Leave for a few hours and wipe off excess.
  • Furniture made with polyester, man-made wickers and aluminium can be simply washed down with warm soapy water and left to dry naturally. This should be done on a regular basis.
  • To prolong lifetime store in a dry location when not in use or during periods of inclement weather.
  • Expansion and contraction of timbers will occur with changes in humidity and temperature. This can cause timber to split which is natural and not considered a fault. Over time, all wooden furniture will naturally change to a grey colour when left exposed to the elements.

Full Outdoor Use Remove Cushion When Not In Use

This refers to sofas and pieces where the furniture can be kept outdoors.

  • Take care to remove cushions and store inside or in a dry area when not in use. Please read the care label for more information.
  • Clean and oil timber furniture regularly (at least monthly) Remove oil and dirt with a stiff brush and use our ‘Outdoor Timber Cleansing Wash’. Apply "Outdoor Timber Protective Oil" with a clean cloth or a paintbrush. Leave for a few hours and wipe off excess.
  • Furniture made with polyester, man-made wickers and aluminium can be simply washed down with warm soapy water and left to dry naturally. Do this at least twice a year.
  • To prolong the products life span, store in a dry location when not in use or during periods of inclement weather.
  • Expansion and contraction of timbers will occur with changes in humidity and temperature. This can cause timber to split which is natural and not considered a fault. Over time, all wooden furniture will naturally change to a grey colour when left exposed to the elements.

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