Outdoor Furniture Care

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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