If you are making an outdoors statement with your Kwila furniture, there are a few things to remember. Kwila timber naturally leeches natural tannins when exposed to rain or heavy dew. This will reduce over time; however, leeching may stain unsealed or porous surfaces. Strong bleach can remove stains.
You can preserve the rich, quality finish and condition of your Kwila furniture by treating it with a clear timber or decking oil. Over time, untreated timber will weather to a silver, ash colour – this can look just as striking as an oiled finish.
Your Kwila furniture is also perfect indoors. Just remember, the leeching process may still occur if it becomes wet or damp; you may wish to use a protective mat between your Kwila furniture and carpeted or porous surfaces. If you’re not using your Kwila furniture for a long period of time, we recommend that you store it undercover, making sure to keep the timber and fabric dry. Following these simple tips will ensure that you get the most out of your Kwila furniture.
A clear merbau or decking oil is available from most of our distributors or can be purchased from any hardware store. We recommend you clean your kwila furniture with a hard brush and soapie water prior to applying the oil. The oil can be applied with a brush or a cloth and is a very simple process to apply and will give the furniture new life.