AFTERCARE FOR YOUR GATE(S)

Protecting your gate(s) is crucial to ensure the longevity of the item – it will keep the gate(s) looking fresh and enhance the durability.

 

Wood is a natural, breathable product and will go through various changes meaning that it will need to be cared for.

 

All our gates come with a basecoat treatment as standard, we recommend treating these within 4 weeks of receiving the product.

 

After 6 months we would recommend cleaning the gate(s) with warm soapy water to remove any potential mould, algae, and moss that may have come into contact and re-coat once again.

 

From there, repeat this process every 12 months or when the gates are beginning to look tired.

 

If you have opted for Pressure Treated timber, it will not require immediate attention once received as this option provides a higher level of protection against mould, algae, and moss.

 

You should wait at least 2-3 months before applying a stain/paint or oil to pressure treated wood as you must be confident the wood is fully dry.

 

If you do decide to treat or paint your pressure treated gate(s), be sure that the coating is recommended for use with pressure treated wood.

 

If you are unsure on the aftercare treatments to use – please contact us and we will be happy to assist.