Product Care

Every piece of timber has its own distinctive natural features

Timber is a natural material which means that every Zest piece is unique because every piece of timber has its own distinctive features.

Many Zest products have ten year guarantees, but there are natural processes at work outdoors which may change their appearance.

Changes in temperature and humidity will cause expansion and contraction, so give your Zest garden structures and outdoor furniture time to adjust.

Some splits or cracks are part of the maturing process and will not affect strength or durability.

Knots embedded in the wood are natural and you may notice variations in colour, but once exposed to the sun, colour will even out.

Most Zest products are pressure-treated which is a process to maximise their life. When new however, this may cause ‘green-spotting’ but this will fade over time.

The ageing process creates a lovely silvery colour, but if you wish to retain the original colour, you can wash down the surfaces with a wood-cleaning product and treat with a wood stain or paint containing preservative.

Splits and knots are normal 

Wood is a natural, organic product and some cracks and splits are normal as your product acclimatises. They are not detrimental to the strength of longevity of the product. Likewise a few knots are normal and just tell the story of the tree which made them. 

Ten year guarantees 

Most Zest products have guarantees, but there are natural processes at work outdoors which may change their appearance. Temperature and humidity will cause expansion and contraction, so give your Zest garden structures and outdoor furniture time to adjust. 

Pressure treatment 

This is a process to maximise product life and appearance retention, but when new it may cause ‘green-spotting’ as salt leaves the wood. This is in no way detrimental and will fade away over time. 

Simple product care 

The ageing process creates a lovely silvery colour, but if you wish to retain the original colour, you can wash down the surfaces with a wood-cleaning product, and treat with a wood stain or paint containing preservative.  

“We use slow-grown softwood to make the Zest range. Slow-grown timber is especially dense with minimal natural blemishes, so it is strong, durable and beautiful. The perfect material for outdoor wooden products to enhance your garden, patio or balcony.” 

Steve Morgan Managing Director

Steve Morgan

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