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 solvent based clear treatment as standard, we recommend staining/ painting the gates as soon as possible.

 

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 Tanalised timber, it will not require immediate attention however it is advisable to use a solvent based preservative to help protect the timber from further shrinkage and movement.

 

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

 

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

 

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