Caring for your swing can help preserve the look of the swing you have. As with any wood that is outside in the elements, you can expect the wood to begin showing signs of weathering. However, if you care for your swing as we advise, you will be able to enjoy your swing for many years to come.
On the Sapele, Red Oak, Oakipele, and Brazilian Redwood swings it is recommended that Teak Oil be re-applied to these swings once every 6 – 12 months depending upon the climate you live in. Those who live in harsher climates (dry-cold-hot-humid) should treat their swings no less than once every 6 months (some climates may require this sooner than 6 months). Those who live in more temperate climates should treat their swings once every 6 months to a year. Ultimately it is the responsibility of the consumer to make sure to care for the product as outlined above.
(Teak Oil is available at your local hardware store)
On the Poplar, Maple and Yellow Pine swings it is recommended that water-sealer be re-applied to these swings once every 6 – 12 months to help ensure the wood maintains its original look. Allowing the water-sealer to wear away can cause your swing to begin bleaching out and discoloring. Ultimately it is the responsibility of the consumer to make sure to care fore the product as outlined above.
(Treated Pine can be water-sealed as well, the application of water-sealer to the Treated Pine swings is the decision of the consumer once they receive their swing)
(Distressed style swings will require periodic re-application of water-sealer at the consumers discretion)