How to care for your Iroko hardwood garden building
Our fantastic quality Iroko garden buildings are available in a range of sizes & styles to suit your garden. These stylish, contemporary buildings feature flat roofs, under 2.5m high, to comply with planning permission and can be customised by adding a canopy to the side, front or rear (see above). Choose from solid Iroko doors (single or double) or a modern glazed sliding door. An opening side window is also offered as an option.
Iroko is a durable hardwood timber, highly resistant to decay & requires very little maintenance. Initially golden in colour, it will eventually, of course, weather to a silvery grey. To maintain the natural colour of the Iroko we recommend applying a quality oil finish which is very easy to do.
So, how to keep your Iroko building looking good for years to come?
We recommend that after assembly, you leave the building for at least 6-8 weeks to allow the natural oils to come to the surface of the timber.
After this time, wipe over the external tmber cladding & doors / windows with a methylated spirit, using a lint free cloth to clear any dust or dirt.
We then recommend you apply a thin coat of Osmo UV protection Oil – 420 using a flat brush or microfibre roller. Allow this to dry for approximately 12 hours, before applying a second coat.
Osmo UV-Protection Oil Extra is an eco-friendly product, based on plant oils, which will help to slow down the silvering of the timber that will occur over time. This micro-porous product, offers a clear, satin finish that will allow the timber to breathe, it will help to reduce any swelling & shrinkage, is water repellent and will not crack or peel.
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