- What is Play Set Restoration?
- The Teak Master Process
- Play Sets Restoration Before & Afters
- How To Maintain a Wood Play Set
- Why Hire a Professional for Wood Play Set Restoration?
- What Areas Do you Service?
- How Much Does Play Set Restoration Cost?
- Our Maintenance Program
- Get In Touch
What is Play Set Restoration?
Children’s wood play sets are a popular backyard addition for families with young children. These play sets look nice and provide hours of outdoor fun and exercise for kids. However, just like other types of wooden outdoor furniture, you’ll eventually have to restore these to keep them free from splinters and looking nice. Discover how Teak Master can restore your wooden play set to keep it safe for your children to enjoy.
The Teak Master Process
At Teak Master, we understand how important it is to keep your children’s wood play sets clean, safe, and free from splinters. Our restoration process begins with a thorough surface cleaning to remove any dirt and strip away the previous finish.
After the wood has had a chance to dry, we sand it multiple times to ensure it has a smooth finish. Next, we brighten the wood to bring out its rich, original color. Finally, we apply a finish to protect the wood from the elements. All of these steps are done by hand to make sure we do a complete and detailed job.
Play Sets Restoration Before & Afters
How To Maintain a Wood Play Set
Once your play set has been restored and is looking like new, you want to keep up its nice appearance. Below are some basic tips you can follow to keep your play set safe, clean, and looking good.
Seal the Wood
Sealing the wood is one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your wooden play structure. A waterproof sealant will protect the wood from UV rays, limit how much moisture can seep into the wood, and provide a protective layer against mold and mildew. Since you should typically reseal every one to two years, we follow up our wood play set restoration process by sending you a reminder to let you know when it’s time to schedule a date to reseal.
Inspect It Regularly
To keep your play set safe, you’ll want to regularly inspect all of its components. Since our warm Southern California weather means your kids can use their play structure throughout the year, you should inspect the components once a month. If you can’t use your play set during the winter months, you’ll want to inspect it in the spring before your kids starting playing on it and at least two more times during the summer.
When you inspect the components, you’ll want to make sure none of the bolts and screws are broken or sticking out precariously. You’ll also want to go through and tighten all the nuts, bolts, and screws. Inspect metal components for rust and plastic components for cracks. If you see any parts that are beginning to rust or crack, you need to replace them immediately to avoid injuries.
Keep It Clean
Not only will a regular cleaning help keep your play set looking nice, but it can also help keep the wood from staining or rotting due to wetness. To clean your wooden play structure, you can simply use a mild soap and some water. You can also use a soft bristle brush to remove dirt and bird droppings.
Part of cleaning also means preventing bugs and pests from making holes in the wood and building nests. One easy way to keep bugs away is to use a rag or cotton ball to apply liquid dish soap to the edge and inside corners of the roof lines. Also, don’t forget to apply the soap in the interior corners and roof peaks to keep wasps and spiders from building their nests or webs inside.
Remove Detachable Parts
If you need to winterize your wooden play set or protect it from an incoming storm, you’ll want to remove any parts that you can easily detach. These parts might include rope ladders, gliders, and swings. By removing these parts and storing them indoors, you can avoid any breakage or deterioration and extend their usable life.
You also might want to consider taking down the canopy roof if you can easily remove it. This will help prevent any stretching or tearing that can happen when the vinyl or fabric is exposed to strong winds or the heavyweight of snow.
If you can’t easily remove any parts from your play structure, you can cover it with a tarp during a storm or during the winter months. This will still provide some protection to the wood and other components of your play set.
Why Hire a Professional for Wood Play Set Restoration?
Wood play sets are typically constructed with commercial-grade materials that require specific experience and knowledge for proper care and repair. Additionally, wood play sets can consist of a variety of different pieces, such as swings, climbing structures, ropes, slides, monkey bars, climbing walls, tires, basketball hoops, and more. These pieces can be made of wood, PVC, steel, rubber, or even a combination of these materials.
Professionals know the current safety standards for different types of play sets. Plus, if your wood play set needs any repairs, professionals have access to replacement parts and the specialty equipment needed to make those fixes.
What Areas Do you Service?
Our mobile crew is ready to address your play set restoration project. We service all of Southern California.
How Much Does Play Set Restoration Cost?
Children’s wood play sets come in a variety of different sizes and designs. This is why we come out to your home and come up with a process and cost to restore your children’s wooden play set that’s specific to your needs. Some of the most common repairs include smoothing and restoring wood, replacing splintered wood, repainting structures, tightening or replacing bolts and screws, and replacing damaged parts.
Our Maintenance Program
Play sets need to be maintained to keep the color of the wood preserved and free from splinters. We follow up by sending you a reminder letting you know it is time to give us a call and schedule a date to reseal. Periodic reapplication of the protective sealer will prevent the wood from splintering and discoloring.
Children’s wood play sets are a popular backyard addition for families with young children. These look nice and provide hours of outdoor fun and exercise for kids. However, just like other types of wooden outdoor furniture, you’ll eventually have to restore these to keep them free from splinters and looking nice. Discover how Teak Master can restore your wooden play set to keep it safe for your children to enjoy.
Get In Touch
At Teak Master, we have over 20 years of experience restoring, maintaining, and repairing wood furniture. If you have a wood play set in need of restoration, our mobile crew services all of Southern California and is ready to address your restoration project. Contact us today to discover how we can get your child’s outdoor delight clean and looking like new again!