Simply buying eucalyptus furniture to increase the show of your patio is not enough. You need to care for it regularly as warping damages the furniture. Below are given certain maintenance tips that can keep the furniture in good condition.
The furniture you splurge on needs to be maintained properly. Moreover, Eucalyptus patio furniture needs good maintenance. Furniture that is not being used has to be cared for more. We consider wood to be alive and this is very much true for eucalyptus furniture. This furniture is mostly used in patios and hence they are always exposed to various elements. They expand when exposed to humid temperatures and rain. They contract when exposed to the sun and dry air. This leads to cracks due to warping and that is not a great sight for you. However, warping is unavoidable although regular maintenance can expand the life of the furniture.
Various methods of maintenance involve cleaning, painting, sanding, fixing, and oiling. Wash your eucalyptus furniture regularly; weekly washing is good, bi-weekly washing is better. Use soapy water or plain water to clean. Everything depends on the environment they are kept in. The first step is to remove all dirt, dust, grime, and bird droppings. Use a bristle brushing for scrubbing the furniture. Post scrubbing, wash again and spray soapy water. Use a sponge to apply the solution. Again wash the surface clean. Never expose the furniture to extreme conditions. Keep them under a shade.
Your objective is to minimize warping as much as possible. At least cover the furniture with a plastic cloth when not being used. Again, covering the furniture with plastic cloth for a long time will damage it due to mildew and mold growth. Caring for your furniture is a continuous process. There are certain annual maintenance tips too that include tightening the screws, painting, sanding, and oiling. To prevent the silver-grey coloration, sanding is important. Most patio eucalyptus furniture turns silvery-grey after a year or so. This color might seem appealing but is very harmful.
Get a 120 grit sandpaper and sand the furniture once a year. Use flaxseed oil to maintain the natural color of your eucalyptus furniture. Once you have sprayed the flaxseed oil, use a lint cloth to wipe it. This makes the furniture look brand new. Use a color fixer once a year to maintain the stain of your furniture. The fixer should be of high quality. The color fixer is used the same way as the oil. In extreme weather conditions, oiling and painting need to be done twice a year. Warping leads to loosening of screws. Tighten them too!