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How To Care For Teak Outdoor Furniture

By Dustin Rockelman

Teak garden furniture is the highest quality backyard furniture around. Teak furniture is also extremely easy to maintain. Teak wood has special properties which make teak furniture the best for use outside. Teak garden furniture requires just a small amount care to look good for many years.

Teak is one of the most costly woods. Despite this, we can conclude that teak garden furniture is a solid investment because of its natural strengths.

It is smart to clean up your teak patio furniture sometimes to undo the collection of dust. Easiest way is to spray water using a hose under low pressure to wash the dirt off. Afterwards, with a soft-bristled brush, wash the surface of the wood delicately with a mixture of warm water, dishsoap, and a few tablespoons of bleach. If you use bleach too often is going to affect the color of the wood so adding bleach is up to your judgement. After this, rinse another time using clean water. Dry the surface using a towel to finish.

Teak furniture which remains outdoors will naturally begin to gradually shift color from the honey shade of fresh wood to a silver color. The process of teakwood becoming silver-gray is natural and merely cosmetic. It does not affect the strength of your outdoor teak furniture.

Some folks really like the honey shade of brand new teak and use teak oil to try to restore this color. But teak oil is not good because it has to be used every three months once you begin applying it. Teak oil could also improve the likelihood for mildew to appear. A better idea is to apply teak sealer once a year after cleaning your outdoor teak furniture in order to try to restore the golden shade.

You may want to buy furniture covers for your teak patio furniture, in particular in the winter season or if your house is in a place that has a lot of dust. If you choose to do so, be sure to use furniture covers made with a breathable fabric. Do not employ a plastic cover which is certain to trap humidity. It would raise the chance of mold forming on the surface.

Stubborn stains like coffee can be removed with sanding the outer most layer of the teak furniture. You can start with a grade medium sandpaper and after that finish with a fine grade sandpaper to make a smooth outer finish. Sanding is another method to bring out the honey coloring of teak wood because you are exposing a new level of teak wood which is still saturated with natural oils.

It doesn’t matter if your furniture is a teak gliding bench or a teak dining table, a little care will go far.

As you can see, your teak patio furniture will likely last a lifetime with very little care from you. As it will last such a long time, teak is preferred over other varieties of wood. You will rest in knowing that a teak furniture set you get today should be handed down to your family in the future.

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

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