CARE & MAINTENANCE
Tait select 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 Accoya® and Smoked Oak timber products are coated with the Teknos® water-based Coating System which has been specially formulated for use on high-performance timbers and further assists in protecting the timber from mould, fungus and green algae.
The Teknos® Coating System includes a factory-applied, water-based primer which provides an initial layer of weatherproof protection. The timber is then finished with a water-based topcoat which is available in either a natural/clear finish or a range of translucent tinted colours.
The Teknos® Coating System provides the best level of trans-seasonal UV and moisture protection for your outdoor furniture short of an actual cover.
To comply with warranty requirements, cleaning and maintenance of timbers are obligatory. Please ensure you can prove that care and maintenance has been performed as described below.
Every 3 – 6 months
Depending on finish and exposure, inspect the coated timber for signs of colour loss, dryness and weathering. Re-coat the timber when it begins to show signs of dryness, this helps to maintain its natural beauty and to protect the surface.
To restore the original appearance of timber, only the water-based topcoat needs reapplication following these steps:
– Wash the timber with warm soapy water to remove any dirt and debris
– When timber is thoroughly dry finish with two coats of topcoat – either opaque or translucent using a brush intended for acrylic-based paint products.
DO NOT sand the timber
Every 6 – 12 months
Surface clean the wooden elements of your outdoor furniture pieces at least twice a year. Wash the surfaces thoroughly with clean water to remove dust, grime and insects. A build-up of dust and grime can lead to the increased growth of green algae and other surface fouling.
Careless handling, treatment or misuse of our products can result in damage and is not covered under our manufacturer’s warranty.