Some general notes
for maintenance and care
of our materials
Steel components for the open space
These are hot-dip galvanized and often additionally powder-coated.
If necessary, clean with water and sponge, repair mechanical damage areas professionally.
To do this, clean the damaged area, sand it a little and apply varnish or cold zinc spray.
It makes sense to dab instead of painting small joints.
Wood for the open space
Wood is a natural material that will naturally turn gray on the surface within a few months if it is constantly weathered. This "patina" is a natural protection of the wood. For cleaning, remove dirt 1-2 times a year with water and a coarse sponge. Oiled or glazed woods can be sanded on the surface 1 x a year or, if necessary, during the year after cleaning with 120 grit sandpaper and re-oiled or re-glazed with a cloth or brush. Repeat the process if necessary. The lighter the glazes/oils, the less resistant they are to UV and weathering. Smaller cracks that can form during dry seasons can swell again in wetter seasons.
Larger cracks, rough spots or carvings where sharp edges have formed or water may remain should be defused.
Many types of wood can be washed out in the first few weeks. This could lead to discoloration of paving stones and other substrates. However, this can be easily removed with household cleaner.
Subsequent resin leakage from coniferous woods is completely normal. Any particularly annoying resin stains can be carefully removed with a non-aggressive solvent.
Casting elements are cathodically dip-coated and additionally powder-coated. If necessary, clean with water and sponge, repair mechanical damage areas professionally. Clean the damaged area, sand a little and apply varnish. It makes sense to dab instead of painting for smaller joints.
Mechanically moving parts
Moving parts of the container, such as the lock, must be checked for function and condition when emptying. Replace damaged parts. If necessary, clean coated surfaces with water and sponge, sand damaged areas and apply varnish or cold zinc spray. It makes sense to dab instead of painting for smaller joints.
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