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How To Care For Teak Outdoor Furniture

By Derek Rushmoore

Teak outdoor furniture is the highest quality garden furniture on earth. Teak furniture is also very easy to maintain. Teak has unique qualities which make teak furniture excellent for outdoor use. Teak garden furniture needs very little care or maintenance to look good for many years.

Teak wood is one of the more expensive woods. In spite of this, you can come to the conclusion that teak garden furniture is a practical investment on account of its stability.

You should clean up your outdoor teak furniture on occasion to remove any buildup of dust or dirt. You may use a hose under low pressure to wash the dirt off. Then, with a soft brush, wash the surface delicately with a mix of warm water, soap, and a couple spoonfuls of bleach. If you use too much bleach is going to cause a pale color so using bleach is up to you. Once done, rinse another time with clean water. Wipe the surface dry with a towel to finish.

Teak garden furniture which stays outdoors will by nature start to slowly shift color from the honey color of brand new wood to become a silver-gray patina. This process of teakwood changing to gray is natural and purely affects the outer appearance. The process does not do anything to the stability of your teak patio furniture.

Some buyers like the golden shade of fresh teak and apply teak oil in an attempt to preserve the honey color. However, teak oil is bad because it has to be used every three or four from the time you start using it. Oil can also increase the likelihood for mildew to appear. A better idea is to treat with teak sealer once a year after cleaning your outdoor teak furniture in order to try to keep the golden coloring.

You may select to get a furniture cover for your teak patio furniture, in particular for the winter season or if your house is in an area with a lot of dust. If you opt to do so, be sure to find furniture covers made with a breathable fabric. Do not buy a plastic cover which is going to trap moisture. This raises the chance of mildew forming on the wood.

Difficult stains including red wine can get taken care of with using sandpaper on the outer layer of the teak garden furniture. You can begin with a grade medium sandpaper and after that finish with a fine grade sandpaper to get the surface of the wood nice and smooth. Sanding like this is also a method of bringing out the golden honey glow of teakwood because you are exposing a fresh level of teak which is permeated with oil from the wood.

Regardless if your furniture is a teak rocker or a teak bistro set, a little care will go far.

So you can see, your teak garden furniture should last decades with little maintenance from you. Because it lasts for so long, teak wood is preferred to other varieties of hardwood. You can rest in knowing that the teak patio set you purchase in the present should be enjoyed by your children.

Are you interested to learn more about care for teak furniture? Follow the link to read more about teak outdoor table.

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