Wideline products are manufactured from the most suitable materials and finishes available and when properly maintained, will give many years of quality service.
All Wideline timber products are coated with a clear wood preservative. This treatment provides temporary protection for a period of 6 to 8 weeks. We recommend a surface finish be applied as soon as possible. This surface finish coating should then be maintained in good condition on both internal and external faces. This can be achieved by regular cleaning with non-abrasive cleaners and refinishing when breakdown of the coating occurs.
Applied coatings and refinishing must include all edges of doors including top and bottom.
Steel wool or other metallic abrasives must not be used to sand cedar and other fine grain timbers. Use fine grit sandpaper or sanding blocks.
To avoid water straining, keep tracks and sash openings clean and free of leaves and other debris that may retain water. Ensure that the weep slots in windows and doors are kept clear to allow maximum drainage.
We do not recommend the use of steel fasteners as these will result in unremovable stains.
To clean, wipe over the surface with a few drops of methylated spirits on a damp cloth, and then polish the surface dry with a lint free cloth. Proprietary glass cleaners are not recommended as some of them can cause damage to the silver backing on mirrors and the interlay of laminated glass. Ensure that all cleaning cloths are free of any abrasive substances.
Avoid causing extreme temperature changes as this may lead to thermal fracture of the glass (i.e. do not direct hot or cold water onto glass).