CARE & MAINTENANCE
Tait selects premium Accoya Timber and Smoked Oak engineered timbers that provide superior rot-resistance, defy the elements and stay strong for decades and are manufactured using clean technologies and sustainably sourced.
Accoya® Timber is modified by acetylation. Acetylation is a non-toxic process in which radiata pine is soaked in an organic compound related to vinegar, making the wood more resistant to moisture, insects, and rot.
Smoked Oak is thermally modified timber. Thermally modified timber is heated using a totally ‘green’ chemical-free process to permanently change its properties. Essentially, the timber stops absorbing water and becomes a stable, durable product that resists shrinkage, swelling, decay, rot, mould and insect attack.
Tait’s Osmo oil finish is specially formulated for high-performance timbers. To comply with warranty requirements, cleaning and maintenance of timbers are obligatory.
Surface clean the timber components of your outdoor furniture pieces at least twice a year. Wash the surfaces thoroughly with a soft cloth, using warm soapy water to remove dust, grime and insects. A build-up of dust and grime can lead to the increased growth of green algae, mould and other surface fouling. Always rinse well with water, to remove any remaining detergent and allow to dry.
Avoid pressure washing, abrasive cleansers, steel brushes/wools and cleaners containing chlorine. Never use strong solvents to clean timber surfaces. Aggressive solvents such as turpentine, white spirits, thinners, citrus based cleaners, Spray and Wipe, and other aggressive solvents are harmful to the extended life of the timber.
Recoating your timber
To restore the original appearance of timber please contact Tait’s customer service ([email protected]) to request a maintenance kit and follow the Osmo Oil Reapplication Guide (under “Dimension Specs – Download Assets” on the website product page of your Tait product).
When placing a furniture cover over any table for an extended period of time, it is recommended to first place an empty plastic pot plant in the centre of the table, then placing the furniture cover over the top. This will prevent the possibility of the furniture cover adhering to the table surface.
Careless handling, treatment or misuse of our products can result in damage and is not covered under our manufacturer’s warranty.