Depending on which of our Benches you have purchased, each Bench design will require a different degree of care.
Some will be very little, for others routine attention may be needed.
Iron benches, require little or as much care as you feel necessary. Many customers prefer Iron, because of its need for little or no attention.
Iron, by its very makeup does not corrode in the same way as other metals and must not be confused with steel.
Iron benches are prone to cracking, if dropped or if something collides with the bench, however, even with no care at all very little else will occur other than the dulling and cracking of the paintwork or rusting of the surface.
Some of our customers prefer the natural ageing of Iron and actually desire the Antique look that uncared for Iron can offer. If you’re looking to keep Iron in perfect condition we recommend painting within the first 6 months followed by yearly maintenance or as required, depending on your location, greater maintenance may be needed if for example you are by the coast.
If you prefer the painted finish of Iron, there are now a number of specialist paints available in a huge range of colours, especially for Cast Iron.
Please telephone for more information on brands and methods.
Aluminium has other virtues, and requires greater care than cast Iron.
Routine painting is necessary, depending on your preference and whether a vintage look is required.
You may prefer a more rustic look as the bench ages.
Obviously Aluminium is lighter, therefore it is easier to relocate the bench as needed, around your chosen area.
Also the detail often is better and more defined in cast Aluminium.
Aluminium paints are commonly available and we always recommend using primers and undercoats.
Wooden Slats and wooden components
All wooden boards, slats and other wooden components, will always need to be well maintained. Timber paints and varnishes are available readily from most if not all hardware and decorators merchants.
We always recommend regular care as and when necessary, especially during inclement weather conditions.
Every bench that we sell, leaves us with a base coat or in primer.
Customers are always directed towards routine care.