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How To Care For Outdoor Teak Furniture

By Jordan Matthews

Teak furniture is the best quality outdoor furniture in the world. Teak outdoor furniture is also extremely easy to care for. Teakwood has special qualities that make it ideal for outdoor use. Teak patio furniture requires just a little care or maintenance to have a long lifespan.

Teak wood is one of the most costly woods. Despite this, we should conclude that teak furniture is a practical investment based on its durability.

It is smart to clean up your teak patio furniture occasionally to undo a buildup of dirt. The easiest is to spray with a hose without high pressure to wash the dust off. Then, while using a soft brush, rub the wood not too roughly with a mixture of water, dish soap, and a few spoonfuls of bleach. If you use bleach too often will make the wood pale so bleaching is optional. Then rinse once more with water.

Teak furniture that stays outside will naturally start to gradually fade color from the honey tone of brand new wood to a silver gray. The process of teak wood turning silver-gray is harmless and merely cosmetic. The process does not reduce the stability of your patio furniture.

Some prefer the honey color of fresh teak wood and make use of teak oil in an attempt to restore this color. However, teak oil is not recommended because it needs to be retreated every few from the time you begin applying it. Teak oil can also increase the chance for mildew to form. It is better to apply teak sealer once a year after a good cleaning of your teak garden furniture in order to try to keep the golden honey shade.

You may select to employ furniture covers for your teak furniture, especially for the winter months or if you live in a place that has a lot of dust. If you want to do so, make sure to employ furniture covers made made from a material that breathes. Do not choose a plastic cover which would collect moisture. This raises the likelihood of mold and mildew growing on your furniture.

Difficult stains including wine or coffee can be removed by sanding the very top layer of the teak furniture. You can begin with a mid grade paper and after that finish with a fine grade to make the surface of the wood nice and smooth. Sanding like this is another method of bringing out the golden honey tone of teak because you are exposing a fresh layer of teak wood which is still saturated with oil.

It doesn’t matter if your furniture is a teak adirondack chair or a teak shower mat, a bit of maintenance will go a long way.

Now you can see, your teak outdoor furniture is likely to last decades with little care for you to do. As it lasts such a long time, teak wood is better than other varieties of wood. You should know that any teak furniture set you get today can be enjoyed by your family in the future.

Interested to learn more about care for teak furniture. Follow the link to read more about teak Adirondack chairs care.

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