Studio Maintenance

STUDIO MAINTENANCE

Looking After Your Garden Studio With Bifold Door

 

BIFOLD DOORS

Bifold door hardware must be maintained in accordance to the following procedures. As a guide all hardware should be inspected and maintained every 6 months or every 3 months for coastal and marine environments. Wash all hardware with warm water and a mild detergent and rinse off with cold water. Wipe with a dry cloth to remove all excess. Tea staining is a brown discolouration that can be visible on all S/S parts in certain environments i.e. tropical and coastal areas. It is a cosmetic condition and does not affect the structural integrity of the product.

It is recommended that if tea staining is occurring then the hardware should be maintained as set out below on a more regular monthly basis.

TRACK

Regularly check the track and keep free of all debris by wiping all visible track surfaces and then clean as mentioned above.

HANGERS & PIVOT SETS

Clean surfaces as recommended above and then apply a light spray of corrosion preventative such as Inox, WD40 or CRC marine 66 making sure to wipe away any excess with a dry cloth.

HINGES

Clean surfaces as recommended above and then apply a light spray of corrosion preventative such as Inox, WD40 or CRC marine 66 making sure to wipe away any excess with a dry cloth.

FLUSH BOLTS

Clean surfaces as recommended above and then apply a light spray of corrosion preventative such as Inox, WD40 or CRC marine 66 using the correct nozzle attachment. Make sure to wipe away any excess with a dry cloth

TIMBER

Timber doors, windows and cedar cladding require care and regular maintenance to ensure they continue to look and perform perfectly.

To maintain the timber on the studio we would recommend cleaning it down and oiling ALL surface on a regular basis, we use Cabots Natural Decking Oil.

A six-monthly check and thorough clean is recommended in clean air environments, and a three-monthly check and thorough clean is recommended in coastal or damp environments,

Check the finish every six months and re-coat and touch-up as necessary.

The frequency and number of coats will vary depending on positioning, atmospheric conditions, thickness of existing coatings and exposure to the elements and other contaminates.

CLEANING

  • Wipe surfaces using a microfibre cloth, lightly dampened with water and a mild glass cleaner. Be careful not to clean glass when it is very hot or very cold.
  • For difficult spots, wipe surfaces using acetone on a clean cloth. Follow this with the above standard cleaning procedure to ensure all acetone is removed. Do not allow acetone to come in contact with any other surface, including painted surfaces, as it may cause damage.