Maintenance Tips

 

Green English Oak Products   

It is not necessary to treat green oak. It is better to let the timber dry naturally; any coating will hinder this and may cause problems as it needs to be breathable.

As the oak gradually becomes air dry the freshly cut colour will change to a silvery grey over time. The timber will be subject to some shrinking, warping, twisting and splitting, particularly in the first year and during the summer months.

If you wish to reduce these natural effects, moving the product into a shady spot (if possible) and spraying with water, should we experience any long periods of drought, will minimise them.

 

Kiln Dried English Oak Products

Our kiln-dried English oak benches are finished with Liberon Clear Garden Furniture Oil. We recommend that an annual cleaning, light sanding and re-treating will enhance and protect your bench.

This treatment will delay, but not prevent, the oak changing colour over time from its original golden yellow to a silvery grey.

 

Finishing Oil   

Two coats of Liberon Clear Garden Furniture Oil are applied to all our kiln-dried English oak benches. We recommend that an annual cleaning, light sanding and re-treating will enhance and protect your bench.Oiling will slow down silvering but not prevent it.

We supply the following products:

500ml Liberon Clear Garden Furniture Oil £8.50 excl VAT, £10.20 incl VAT

1000ml Liberon Clear Garden Furniture Oil £15.00 excl VAT, £18.00 incl VAT

1000ml Liberon Garden Furniture Cleaner £14.50 excl VAT, £17.40 incl VAT

500ml Liberon Pure Tung Oil £11.00 excl VAT, £13.20 incl VAT

To purchase finishing oil please email us

 

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