Maintenance products Pine, hard-and softwood

Wooden garden furniture gives a natural atmosphere, the material is a natural product with associated properties. Wood can discolor, expand and shrink with temperature differences and it can show hairline cracks. Because of this, wooden furniture deserves more maintenance than, for example, plastic or aluminum garden furniture.

If you want to clean the furniture intensively, do this with our Lesli Living wood cleaner and a hard brush. This ensures that the surface is deeply cleaned and the wood regains its original color. 

For life preservation a good treatment with oil or protector always works positively. For this you can use our special Lesli Living wood protector. 

It's better not to use a high pressure cleaner, as this can damage the furniture with even more dirt accumulation as a result.

If you want to store the furniture during the winter period, do so in a cool, frost-proof, dry and closed space.

Hardwoods are tropical woods with high density, such as Acacia or Serea. The wood is used to a climate with high humidity, so it needs extra maintenance and protection. We therefore recommend that in summer the hardwood is oiled or treated with our Lesli Living protector, especially those parts that are in full sunlight, at least every 2 months. The oil ensures that the surface of the wood is extra nourished and remains flexible, there is also often a UV protection in the oil or protector so the color remains longer. Therefore the fading of the color is a good indicator of whether protection is needed again.

For medium or persistent dirt, it is advisable to use our special Lesli Living cleaner which can be used for different types of hardwood. Here you use our scrubbing pad in the longitudinal direction of the grain. Lastly rinse the surface with water (do not use a high pressure cleaner).


Pine and softwood are a type that is not automatically protected against mold and dirt. Therefore, we always recommend treating furniture made of a soft wood type with an impregnator or varnishing the furniture.

To clean the furniture, use a mild cleaner (green soap) to prevent dirt from forming a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi.

When the waterproof properties diminish, the furniture should be treated with a colorless varnish for outdoor use (water- or oil-based). First wash the furniture with an alkaline detergent (soda, vinegar, ammonia), let it dry and then apply a second coat of varnish (pay special attention to table tops, seating areas and armrests, since these parts are exposed to the most rain and sun). We recommend that you do this at least once a year.

When the color of the furniture starts to fade after a few seasons, it may be necessary to repaint the furniture. In this case, after washing and drying, the furniture should be lightly sanded with a fine sandpaper and treated with a pigment varnish.

If the furniture is exposed to high temperatures (35°C), the resin may dissolve and flow out. The fresh resin can be removed with a small amount of pure alcohol/ethyl alcohol or turpentine on a cloth. The dry/crystallized resin should be carefully scraped off without damaging the paint.

Maintenance products Pine, hard-and softwood

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