hope products are manufactured from ancient and natural earth elements: iron (steel), timber and stone. these are natural resources which are costly to process - they need to be used and conserved responsibly. time has shown that these elements have the ability to withstand the weathering effects of nature for prolonged periods. they have the tendency to age pleasingly - in time they will be re-used, if neglected they can be restored and recycled and ultimately, if abandoned, disintegrate and return to the earth.
hope products are simple, robust, well made and capable of a long life outdoors. they are however NOT maintenance free, but unlike most other modern disposable products, they are maintainable. we would like to encourage you to look after your purchase and have a long and enduring relationship with them. this information contains our recommendations to maintain and prolong the life span of our products. it is based on our experience of making this product for the past 23 years and on the maintenance of our showroom samples (which live permanently outside), using some of the same care products for the past 17 years.
NOTE: the performance of various finishes will differ according to the climate that the furniture is exposed to. a maintenance kit has been provided with care products - these are specific to the finish on your order and will contain some of the following items:
PAINT - non-drip oil enamel - touch up for painted metal and timber.
PRONATURE OUTDOOR OIL - linseed based oil preservative - for oiled timber
PRONATURE WAX - all purpose wax - for rusted metal frames.
PRONATURE PLANT SOAP - oil and potassium rich soap for new timber.
BELLINZONI STONE POLISH - aerosol -multi purpose cleaner, sealer for stone
SCOTCH BRITE SCOURERS - nylon scouring pads - for steel, wood and stone.
for care on our different materials please select:
care products are included with all orders. additional care products are available to purchase from us directly or online here.