To prolong the life of Specrite Merbau Garden Edging and maintain its premium look, clean all surfaces using a stiff bristle brush and apply a minimum of 2 coats of timber oil containing a UV stabiliser, prior to installation. Timber will go grey if left unfinished.
TANNIN WARNING Merbau’s superior strength and stability are attributable to its tannin-rich properties, resulting in low shrinkage and minimal surface and end splitting. Tannin is a naturally occurring substance in timber which will leach the first few times it is exposed to moisture, staining timber, paved areas and other nearby surfaces. Objects left on the timber surface will also draw tannin out, creating surface marks. A thorough and regular hose down during the first few days will assist in flushing excess tannin away and minimise subsequent staining.