Material & Care of Garpa furniture

Our products meet the requirements of sustainability and durability in terms of form and function. This is ensured by a selection of particularly high-quality materials from teak, stainless steel and aluminium to innovative textiles and synthetic fibres. A summary of all recommendations for the care of the individual materials can be found in the following chapters.

Which care product is suitable for which material?

1. To display the materials, first select a collection (e.g. Fontenay) from the drop-down list below.

2. All materials used for this collection will be shown.

3. Click on the small arrow on the right to access the individual properties and care instructions.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

The ceramic stone tops in the Fontenay, Valencia and Charleston tables are completely frost-resistant, UV-resistant and impervious to stains and scratches, making them ideal for heavy-duty use. If stains should occur, it is advisable to treat the stain immediately. Ceramic stone will not change over the years. The slight veining gives the material a completely natural look.

Care

To clean, use a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using clear water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge.

Material

The polymer woven fabric used by Garpa offers a surface that is easy to clean, very robust and resistant to UV rays. The material’s flexibility offers excellent seating comfort. It dries quickly and does not become heated.

Care

Dirt should be removed about twice a year using a brush, plenty of water and green soap. Under no circumstances should you use strong cleaning agents, abrasive sponges or high-pressure cleaners.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The high-quality HPL (high pressure laminate) tops of our tabletops and cushion chests are suitable for year-round use outdoors. They are easy to clean and do not require any special care due to their hygienically tight surface.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Before cleaning, heavier dirt should first be rinsed off from the surface using plenty of water. Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic tops regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

As they are completely weather-resistant, the granite tops from Garpa can be used outdoors throughout the year. The uniqueness of each tabletop stems from the special properties of natural stone. The surfaces, for example, may be interlaced with veins or feature a darker colouration on an even surface, as a result of a concentration of pigments. Irregularities in shape and colour also emphasise the naturalness of the material. This in no way impairs the longevity and has no influence on the sophisticated technical processing that goes into the product. The granite tops on Fontenay tables are polished to give them a high gloss and subsequently sand-blasted with the exception of the decorative ring. This creates a lovely interplay of dark, shiny surfaces with paler, matte ones. After the surfaces have been mechanically polished, all Garpa granite tabletops are specially treated to keep out dirt and moisture.

Care

When regularly cleaning the surface, add a little commercial stone soap to some water. Depending on the state of the surface, the granite top should also be cleaned with a special granite cleaner. Should the pearlescent effect fade, we recommend that you freshen up the impregnation. The corresponding products are available in specialist shops or with the purchase of Garpa’s Granite Care Set.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

The polymer woven fabric used by Garpa offers a surface that is easy to clean, very robust and resistant to UV rays. The material’s flexibility offers excellent seating comfort. It dries quickly and does not become heated.

Care

Dirt should be removed about twice a year using a brush, plenty of water and green soap. Under no circumstances should you use strong cleaning agents, abrasive sponges or high-pressure cleaners.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

The polymer woven fabric used by Garpa offers a surface that is easy to clean, very robust and resistant to UV rays. The material’s flexibility offers excellent seating comfort. It dries quickly and does not become heated.

Care

Dirt should be removed about twice a year using a brush, plenty of water and green soap. Under no circumstances should you use strong cleaning agents, abrasive sponges or high-pressure cleaners.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The frames in the Fontenay series and Boulogne bench are made from galvanised and powder-coated steel parts. The frames of all pieces are equipped with abrasion resistant floor gliders to protect delicate flooring. However, should these eventually wear out, we will gladly send you replacements. Fontenay tables have height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces (exception: Fontenay tables with a diameter of 75 cm or 90 cm, and side tables).

Care

The frames should be cleaned using a sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames must be repaired immediately with a paint scratch remover pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. This will also provide years of protection against rust. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge (Ref. 8610). The folding mechanism in Fontenay furniture is extremely robust and may be a little stiff when new. You may find it easier to fold chairs, especially the Fontenay model, by standing behind the backrest and pulling up the seat towards you using both hands. An occasional drop of synthetic oil on the metal joints aids and maintains a smooth mechanism. We will gladly send it to you free of charge.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses a premium, robust textured powder permanent coating for the aluminium and stainless-steel frames to give them their silky smooth look and feel.

Care

Clean the powder-coated frames using a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames should be repaired immediately with the Paint Scratch Remover Pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge.

Material

Depending on the model, Garpa uses either high-quality, weather-resistant polyester webbing or strapping made of acrylic or polyester to cover chairs, armchairs and loungers. The colour of straps may become slightly lighter over time.

Care

Dirt from the air and rainwater can collect in the material. We therefore recommend cleaning the webbing and strapping thoroughly once or twice each year with a soft brush or a soft sponge, warm water and green soap. and afterwards rinsing thoroughly with clear water. Drying times for strapping can last up to a few hours depending on the level dampness. We advise against using a high-pressure cleaner to clean this material.

Material

The high-quality HPL (high pressure laminate) tops of our tabletops and cushion chests are suitable for year-round use outdoors. They are easy to clean and do not require any special care due to their hygienically tight surface.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Before cleaning, heavier dirt should first be rinsed off from the surface using plenty of water. Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic tops regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

Depending on the model, Garpa uses either high-quality, weather-resistant polyester webbing or strapping made of acrylic or polyester to cover chairs, armchairs and loungers. The colour of straps may become slightly lighter over time.

Care

Dirt from the air and rainwater can collect in the material. We therefore recommend cleaning the webbing and strapping thoroughly once or twice each year with a soft brush or a soft sponge, warm water and green soap. and afterwards rinsing thoroughly with clear water. Drying times for strapping can last up to a few hours depending on the level dampness. We advise against using a high-pressure cleaner to clean this material.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The pull-out mechanism is made of anodised aluminium and has been fitted with sliders to ensure long-lasting use.

Care

Clean the guide rails in the pull-out mechanism once or twice a year using a sponge, green soap and warm water, in order to prevent airborne dirt from settling and to keep the mechanism moving freely. After cleaning, rinse away any remaining dirt and soap thoroughly using plenty of water.

Material

Garpa uses a high-quality synthetic mesh that is completely weatherproof, tearproof, resistant to UV rays and is also recyclable.

Care

Dirt can be removed easily with a soft brush or sponge and green soap. A steam cleaner, set to medium level, makes work easier and will not damage the furniture at a distance of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Material

The ceramic stone tops in the Fontenay, Valencia and Charleston tables are completely frost-resistant, UV-resistant and impervious to stains and scratches, making them ideal for heavy-duty use. If stains should occur, it is advisable to treat the stain immediately. Ceramic stone will not change over the years. The slight veining gives the material a completely natural look.

Care

To clean, use a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using clear water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses a high-quality synthetic mesh that is completely weatherproof, tearproof, resistant to UV rays and is also recyclable.

Care

Dirt can be removed easily with a soft brush or sponge and green soap. A steam cleaner, set to medium level, makes work easier and will not damage the furniture at a distance of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The pull-out mechanism is made of anodised aluminium and has been fitted with sliders to ensure long-lasting use.

Care

Clean the guide rails in the pull-out mechanism once or twice a year using a sponge, green soap and warm water, in order to prevent airborne dirt from settling and to keep the mechanism moving freely. After cleaning, rinse away any remaining dirt and soap thoroughly using plenty of water.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses a premium, robust textured powder permanent coating for the aluminium and stainless-steel frames to give them their silky smooth look and feel.

Care

Clean the powder-coated frames using a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames should be repaired immediately with the Paint Scratch Remover Pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The high-quality HPL (high pressure laminate) tops of our tabletops and cushion chests are suitable for year-round use outdoors. They are easy to clean and do not require any special care due to their hygienically tight surface.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Before cleaning, heavier dirt should first be rinsed off from the surface using plenty of water. Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic tops regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The polymer woven fabric used by Garpa offers a surface that is easy to clean, very robust and resistant to UV rays. The material’s flexibility offers excellent seating comfort. It dries quickly and does not become heated.

Care

Dirt should be removed about twice a year using a brush, plenty of water and green soap. Under no circumstances should you use strong cleaning agents, abrasive sponges or high-pressure cleaners.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

The high-quality HPL (high pressure laminate) tops of our tabletops and cushion chests are suitable for year-round use outdoors. They are easy to clean and do not require any special care due to their hygienically tight surface.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Before cleaning, heavier dirt should first be rinsed off from the surface using plenty of water. Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic tops regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The frames in the Fontenay series and Boulogne bench are made from galvanised and powder-coated steel parts. The frames of all pieces are equipped with abrasion resistant floor gliders to protect delicate flooring. However, should these eventually wear out, we will gladly send you replacements. Fontenay tables have height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces (exception: Fontenay tables with a diameter of 75 cm or 90 cm, and side tables).

Care

The frames should be cleaned using a sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames must be repaired immediately with a paint scratch remover pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. This will also provide years of protection against rust. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge (Ref. 8610). The folding mechanism in Fontenay furniture is extremely robust and may be a little stiff when new. You may find it easier to fold chairs, especially the Fontenay model, by standing behind the backrest and pulling up the seat towards you using both hands. An occasional drop of synthetic oil on the metal joints aids and maintains a smooth mechanism. We will gladly send it to you free of charge.

Material

The ceramic stone tops in the Fontenay, Valencia and Charleston tables are completely frost-resistant, UV-resistant and impervious to stains and scratches, making them ideal for heavy-duty use. If stains should occur, it is advisable to treat the stain immediately. Ceramic stone will not change over the years. The slight veining gives the material a completely natural look.

Care

To clean, use a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using clear water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Hydraulic gas pistons make it possible to adjust the back rests on some lounger models in a desired position and to easily open cushion chests. They function perfectly at temperatures between 0°C and 60°C. Temperatures above or below this range may cause them to not function properly.

Care

The hydraulic gas pistons require no maintenance. Please take care when cleaning the furniture with a pressure washer, that the jet is not directed at the hydraulic gas spring or any of its parts, as this would transport dirt into the interior of the spring, thus impeding its function.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

The frames in the Fontenay series and Boulogne bench are made from galvanised and powder-coated steel parts. The frames of all pieces are equipped with abrasion resistant floor gliders to protect delicate flooring. However, should these eventually wear out, we will gladly send you replacements. Fontenay tables have height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces (exception: Fontenay tables with a diameter of 75 cm or 90 cm, and side tables).

Care

The frames should be cleaned using a sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames must be repaired immediately with a paint scratch remover pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. This will also provide years of protection against rust. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge (Ref. 8610). The folding mechanism in Fontenay furniture is extremely robust and may be a little stiff when new. You may find it easier to fold chairs, especially the Fontenay model, by standing behind the backrest and pulling up the seat towards you using both hands. An occasional drop of synthetic oil on the metal joints aids and maintains a smooth mechanism. We will gladly send it to you free of charge.

Material

The ceramic stone tops in the Fontenay, Valencia and Charleston tables are completely frost-resistant, UV-resistant and impervious to stains and scratches, making them ideal for heavy-duty use. If stains should occur, it is advisable to treat the stain immediately. Ceramic stone will not change over the years. The slight veining gives the material a completely natural look.

Care

To clean, use a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using clear water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge.

Material

When selecting our leather, we deliberately opted for semi-aniline leather in order to create a product that has a natural feel yet is easy to maintain. The surface of the leather has been treated only gently with colour pigments, and the look and feel of the natural structure of the skin remains intact. Leather is a natural product with unique, unmistakeable features such as scars and creases that develop during the course of the animal’s life. These elements have no bearing on the quality of the leather, rather they are indicative of the authenticity and unique quality of this natural product.

Care

Please take note of the following guidelines to ensure your furniture brings you enjoyment for many years to come: Clean the furniture regularly and carefully with a vacuum cleaner (soft brush setting) and by wiping with a soft cloth. Avoid placing the furniture too near to a radiator or other source of heat as the leather may dry out. Do not place the furniture directly near a window with excessive sunlight exposure. Do not use any harsh cleaning products such as alcohol or solvents.

Material

Garpa frames and supports are individually anodised. This means that every working surface is protected by an anodised coating, making them suitable for long term outdoor use.

Care

Clean the anodised support frames using a sponge, warm water and green soap. Scratch marks and stubborn stains on anodised aluminium surfaces can be removed with the rubber polishing block which is available upon request. Using the rubber polishing block on a dry surface will create a fine dust that can be removed with a cloth. Do not use the rubber polishing block on areas or joints with painted or powder-coated cast aluminium, e.g. with the Lean, Lexx furniture range. as this would achieve the opposite of the desired effect. The guide rails of the pull-out mechanism on extending tables are also made of anodised aluminium and should also be cleaned once or twice each year as described above.

Material

Hydraulic gas pistons make it possible to adjust the back rests on some lounger models in a desired position and to easily open cushion chests. They function perfectly at temperatures between 0°C and 60°C. Temperatures above or below this range may cause them to not function properly.

Care

The hydraulic gas pistons require no maintenance. Please take care when cleaning the furniture with a pressure washer, that the jet is not directed at the hydraulic gas spring or any of its parts, as this would transport dirt into the interior of the spring, thus impeding its function.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses a premium, robust textured powder permanent coating for the aluminium and stainless-steel frames to give them their silky smooth look and feel.

Care

Clean the powder-coated frames using a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames should be repaired immediately with the Paint Scratch Remover Pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge.

Material

The polymer woven fabric used by Garpa offers a surface that is easy to clean, very robust and resistant to UV rays. The material’s flexibility offers excellent seating comfort. It dries quickly and does not become heated.

Care

Dirt should be removed about twice a year using a brush, plenty of water and green soap. Under no circumstances should you use strong cleaning agents, abrasive sponges or high-pressure cleaners.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

Garpa uses a synthetic material in solid colour that is completely lightfast and weatherproof. The tried and tested structure of the surface ensures easy and thorough cleaning.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic surfaces regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

The polymer woven fabric used by Garpa offers a surface that is easy to clean, very robust and resistant to UV rays. The material’s flexibility offers excellent seating comfort. It dries quickly and does not become heated.

Care

Dirt should be removed about twice a year using a brush, plenty of water and green soap. Under no circumstances should you use strong cleaning agents, abrasive sponges or high-pressure cleaners.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

Garpa uses a synthetic material in solid colour that is completely lightfast and weatherproof. The tried and tested structure of the surface ensures easy and thorough cleaning.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic surfaces regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

Garpa uses a high-quality synthetic mesh that is completely weatherproof, tearproof, resistant to UV rays and is also recyclable.

Care

Dirt can be removed easily with a soft brush or sponge and green soap. A steam cleaner, set to medium level, makes work easier and will not damage the furniture at a distance of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Material

The polymer woven fabric used by Garpa offers a surface that is easy to clean, very robust and resistant to UV rays. The material’s flexibility offers excellent seating comfort. It dries quickly and does not become heated.

Care

Dirt should be removed about twice a year using a brush, plenty of water and green soap. Under no circumstances should you use strong cleaning agents, abrasive sponges or high-pressure cleaners.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses a premium, robust textured powder permanent coating for the aluminium and stainless-steel frames to give them their silky smooth look and feel.

Care

Clean the powder-coated frames using a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames should be repaired immediately with the Paint Scratch Remover Pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge.

Material

Garpa uses a premium, robust textured powder permanent coating for the aluminium and stainless-steel frames to give them their silky smooth look and feel.

Care

Clean the powder-coated frames using a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames should be repaired immediately with the Paint Scratch Remover Pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge.

Material

Garpa frames and supports are individually anodised. This means that every working surface is protected by an anodised coating, making them suitable for long term outdoor use.

Care

Clean the anodised support frames using a sponge, warm water and green soap. Scratch marks and stubborn stains on anodised aluminium surfaces can be removed with the rubber polishing block which is available upon request. Using the rubber polishing block on a dry surface will create a fine dust that can be removed with a cloth. Do not use the rubber polishing block on areas or joints with painted or powder-coated cast aluminium, e.g. with the Lean, Lexx furniture range. as this would achieve the opposite of the desired effect. The guide rails of the pull-out mechanism on extending tables are also made of anodised aluminium and should also be cleaned once or twice each year as described above.

Material

The high-quality HPL (high pressure laminate) tops of our tabletops and cushion chests are suitable for year-round use outdoors. They are easy to clean and do not require any special care due to their hygienically tight surface.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Before cleaning, heavier dirt should first be rinsed off from the surface using plenty of water. Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic tops regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

The high-quality HPL (high pressure laminate) tops of our tabletops and cushion chests are suitable for year-round use outdoors. They are easy to clean and do not require any special care due to their hygienically tight surface.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Before cleaning, heavier dirt should first be rinsed off from the surface using plenty of water. Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic tops regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

The ceramic stone tops in the Fontenay, Valencia and Charleston tables are completely frost-resistant, UV-resistant and impervious to stains and scratches, making them ideal for heavy-duty use. If stains should occur, it is advisable to treat the stain immediately. Ceramic stone will not change over the years. The slight veining gives the material a completely natural look.

Care

To clean, use a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using clear water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses a premium, robust textured powder permanent coating for the aluminium and stainless-steel frames to give them their silky smooth look and feel.

Care

Clean the powder-coated frames using a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames should be repaired immediately with the Paint Scratch Remover Pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge.

Material

Garpa uses a high-quality synthetic mesh that is completely weatherproof, tearproof, resistant to UV rays and is also recyclable.

Care

Dirt can be removed easily with a soft brush or sponge and green soap. A steam cleaner, set to medium level, makes work easier and will not damage the furniture at a distance of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa uses fittings made of high-quality stainless steel, aluminium or brass, without the addition of fillers or recycled materials on all its furniture fittings.

Care

Clean fittings with green soap. Commercial polish helps to retain their shine.

Material

Garpa uses a high-quality synthetic mesh that is completely weatherproof, tearproof, resistant to UV rays and is also recyclable.

Care

Dirt can be removed easily with a soft brush or sponge and green soap. A steam cleaner, set to medium level, makes work easier and will not damage the furniture at a distance of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa frames and supports are individually anodised. This means that every working surface is protected by an anodised coating, making them suitable for long term outdoor use.

Care

Clean the anodised support frames using a sponge, warm water and green soap. Scratch marks and stubborn stains on anodised aluminium surfaces can be removed with the rubber polishing block which is available upon request. Using the rubber polishing block on a dry surface will create a fine dust that can be removed with a cloth. Do not use the rubber polishing block on areas or joints with painted or powder-coated cast aluminium, e.g. with the Lean, Lexx furniture range. as this would achieve the opposite of the desired effect. The guide rails of the pull-out mechanism on extending tables are also made of anodised aluminium and should also be cleaned once or twice each year as described above.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

Depending on the model, Garpa uses either high-quality, weather-resistant polyester webbing or strapping made of acrylic or polyester to cover chairs, armchairs and loungers. The colour of straps may become slightly lighter over time.

Care

Dirt from the air and rainwater can collect in the material. We therefore recommend cleaning the webbing and strapping thoroughly once or twice each year with a soft brush or a soft sponge, warm water and green soap. and afterwards rinsing thoroughly with clear water. Drying times for strapping can last up to a few hours depending on the level dampness. We advise against using a high-pressure cleaner to clean this material.

Material

The polymer woven fabric used by Garpa offers a surface that is easy to clean, very robust and resistant to UV rays. The material’s flexibility offers excellent seating comfort. It dries quickly and does not become heated.

Care

Dirt should be removed about twice a year using a brush, plenty of water and green soap. Under no circumstances should you use strong cleaning agents, abrasive sponges or high-pressure cleaners.

Material

Our tables are fitted with safety glass tops which meet the same quality standards as side windows on cars. In some product series, the underside of the glass has been coated or printed with a special weatherproof matte paint for optical reasons.

Care

Use a commercial glass cleaner and avoid products that scour or scratch. Clean the silicone joints with conventional undiluted window cleaning fluid, then gently brush off using the brush from the care set and wash with a little water. Finally, rinse with clean water and remove any residue with a damp cloth. We recommend doing this two or three times each year.

Material

The high-quality HPL (high pressure laminate) tops of our tabletops and cushion chests are suitable for year-round use outdoors. They are easy to clean and do not require any special care due to their hygienically tight surface.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Before cleaning, heavier dirt should first be rinsed off from the surface using plenty of water. Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic tops regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

The ceramic stone tops in the Fontenay, Valencia and Charleston tables are completely frost-resistant, UV-resistant and impervious to stains and scratches, making them ideal for heavy-duty use. If stains should occur, it is advisable to treat the stain immediately. Ceramic stone will not change over the years. The slight veining gives the material a completely natural look.

Care

To clean, use a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using clear water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

The stainless steel used by Garpa is weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use year-round. All furniture is either equipped with high-quality synthetic gliders to protect delicate floors or with height adjusters to compensate for uneven surfaces. Please tighten the hex screws on the height-adjusters a few weeks after assembly.

Care

Like other materials, stainless steel should be cleaned regularly, around three to four times each year. The steel should not be exposed to salt from sea water in particular, metallic particles in the air or chlorine from swimming pools for long periods. The more aggressive the environmental conditions (such as industrial conurbations, busy roads, railways, among others), the more frequently metallic furniture must be rinsed off and cleaned regularly to neutralise any deposits. You can prevent staining or deposits by regular cleaning the surfaces using a soft brush and a warm solution with green soap and water. You may also use a commercial stainless-steel cleaner. Please make sure that all cleaning agents used are thoroughly rinsed off with water.

Material

The high-quality HPL (high pressure laminate) tops of our tabletops and cushion chests are suitable for year-round use outdoors. They are easy to clean and do not require any special care due to their hygienically tight surface.

Care

The following general care guidelines apply: Before cleaning, heavier dirt should first be rinsed off from the surface using plenty of water. Only cleaning agents containing no abrasive or bleaching components may be used. Only use clean, soft cloths, soft sponges or soft brushes for cleaning. Do not apply care waxes or polishing agents as they leave a film on surfaces. Clean the synthetic tops regularly using a soft cloth/sponge, some warm water and green soap.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa frames and supports are individually anodised. This means that every working surface is protected by an anodised coating, making them suitable for long term outdoor use.

Care

Clean the anodised support frames using a sponge, warm water and green soap. Scratch marks and stubborn stains on anodised aluminium surfaces can be removed with the rubber polishing block which is available upon request. Using the rubber polishing block on a dry surface will create a fine dust that can be removed with a cloth. Do not use the rubber polishing block on areas or joints with painted or powder-coated cast aluminium, e.g. with the Lean, Lexx furniture range. as this would achieve the opposite of the desired effect. The guide rails of the pull-out mechanism on extending tables are also made of anodised aluminium and should also be cleaned once or twice each year as described above.

Material

Garpa uses a premium, robust textured powder permanent coating for the aluminium and stainless-steel frames to give them their silky smooth look and feel.

Care

Clean the powder-coated frames using a soft sponge, green soap and warm water. Finish by rinsing off any remaining dirt or soap using plenty of water, then wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge. Damage to powder-coated chair and table frames should be repaired immediately with the Paint Scratch Remover Pen to prevent the surface from further cracking. We will gladly send you a paint scratch remover pen free of charge.

Material

Depending on the model, Garpa uses either high-quality, weather-resistant polyester webbing or strapping made of acrylic or polyester to cover chairs, armchairs and loungers. The colour of straps may become slightly lighter over time.

Care

Dirt from the air and rainwater can collect in the material. We therefore recommend cleaning the webbing and strapping thoroughly once or twice each year with a soft brush or a soft sponge, warm water and green soap. and afterwards rinsing thoroughly with clear water. Drying times for strapping can last up to a few hours depending on the level dampness. We advise against using a high-pressure cleaner to clean this material.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Material

Garpa only uses high-quality teak from sustainable plantations. Teak is one of the most valuable commercial timbers in the world. Teak wood can easily withstand moisture, sunlight, frost, snow and temperature fluctuations. thanks to a core containing rubber. This makes it particularly suitable for long-term use outdoors without any additional surface protection. Our teak furniture is delivered in its natural state, according to the old English tradition, as the majority of customers wish to set up the furniture outdoors without having to do any painting. Over time, the wood acquires a silver-grey patina due to the effects of the weather. Teak is a natural product and therefore always has a different grain. The wood must be pre-dried in order to process it, sometimes giving teak an occasional reddish-brown hue. The UV rays in sunlight, however, make these discolourations disappear again in a few weeks. In year-round outdoor use, teak colourants may be washed out by rainwater and leave stains on other materials. Fine hairline cracks may appear on the surface; This is also a natural phenomenon which does not in any way affect the stability or durability of the furniture.

Care

Wipe your teak furniture once before use to remove any remaining teak dust. Teak dust can leave stains on light-coloured surfaces which are no longer visible after washing. Clean teak furniture twice a year with the brush supplied in the care set, warm water and green soap. This provides your teak furniture with the best and most gentle care. It also prevents dirt and other atmospheric influences from becoming deeply embedded in the wood’s grain. Regular cleaning also prevents the occasional occurrence of stains. You may also use a high-pressure cleaner to clean all furniture made exclusively from teak, except for the cushion chests bar furniture. Set the machine to a pressure of about 60 to 80 bar, and keep the nozzle at least 30 to 35 cm away from the wood. Only a triple nozzle guarantees the required gentle pressure jet. Never use a dirt blaster jet, as this would make the surface rough. Thorough cleaning of 16 the furniture causes a slight lightening of the wood tone. Repeated cleaning using this method may require the teak to be sanded with 120 grit sandpaper.

Teak Brightener

Garpa Teak Brightener gives heavily weathered or dirty teak furniture back its original beautiful look. This special cleaner almost recreates the natural wood colour. Garpa Teak Brightener also reduces any differences in colour between new slats and older wood that has already turned grey. Tough stains and deposits that cannot be removed with green soap alone can also be treated with this product. First, dampen the wood with water. Apply Teak Brightener generously to the surface to be treated using a spray bottle and allow to work for about 30 minutes Then brush it vigorously, following the grain. Finally, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. Here, too, you can use the high-pressure cleaner with the settings already recommended. The complete Teak Brightener cleaning set can be ordered from us.

Protection against Wasps

Grey wood fibres in combination with the caoutchouc contained in teak wood are often used by wasps as material for building nests. Regularly cleaning the furniture removes loose wood fibres and reduces the amount of caoutchouc on the surface. Wood surfaces maintained in this way are noticeably less infested by wasps.

Oils and Glazes

Applying oils and glazes takes more effort by nature than merely cleaning the untreated wood. However, such treatment has no effect on the durability of the furniture.

Teak Oil

Teak oil prevents the wood from developing a patina. Garpa recommends using teak oil only in roofed areas and those that are protected against rain. Treating the teak cushion chests with teak oil, glazes or similar products leads to damage to the joint. As a result, they should not be treated using teak oil. Please refer to the instructions on the product label for further information on applying oil to teak wood.

Floor Gliders

If your teak furniture is placed on a very rough surface, such as exposed aggregate concrete, you can order floor gliders to prevent chipping. Floor gliders for teak furniture are available from us on request.

Care Guide: tips and advice for maintenance

As diverse as our designs and styles, so extensive is the range of high-quality materials used for furniture, parasols, and accessories - from precious plantation teak to lightweight aluminium, from Loom to high-quality synthetic weave.

In our Care Guide, which you can download under the link below, you will find comprehensive information as to the maintenance of various materials.

Download Care Guide