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How To Take Care Of Outdoor Teak Furniture

By Derek Rushmoore

Teak garden furniture is the most superior quality patio furniture you can find. Teak garden furniture is also quite simple to care for. Teak has unique qualities that make it unmatched for using outside. Teak furniture takes only a little care or maintenance to last a long time.

Teak wood is one of the most expensive woods. On the other hand, we can think that teak patio furniture is a solid investment owing to its natural strengths.

It is smart to clean your teak outdoor furniture sometimes in order to prevent any buildup of dirt or dust. It is possible to spray with a hose under low pressure to rinse the dust and dirt away. Following that, with a soft brush, scrub the surface not too roughly with a solution of warm water, dishwashing liquid, and a couple tablespoons of bleach. Using bleach too often is going to cause a pale color so adding bleach is up to your judgement. Then rinse again using water. Pat the surface dry using a towel to finish.

Teak garden furniture that is left outside will by nature start to slowly change color from the golden honey tone of brand new wood to become a silver color. The process of wood becoming gray is harmless and merely cosmetic. It does not do anything to the longevity of your teak furniture.

A few people like the golden shade of new teak patio furniture and treat it with teak oil in an attempt to maintain this color. But teak oil is bad because it must be retreated every three or four once you begin applying it. Oils can also increase the probability for mildew and black spots to grow. It is better to use teak sealer once a year after cleaning your teak outdoor furniture to try to preserve the golden color.

You may choose to employ a furniture cover to protect your teak outdoor furniture, particularly in the winter season or if you live in a place with a lot of dust. If you choose to use covers, make certain to buy furniture covers made made from a material that breathes. Do not buy a cover made from plastic that will trap humidity. This increases the chance of mildew growing on the surface.

Dark stains like coffee can get taken care of with using sandpaper on the top layer of your teak patio furniture. Start by using a grade medium paper and after that finish off with a fine grade sandpaper to make the surface of the teak smooth. Sanding is another way to bring out the golden honey tone of teak since you will expose a new level of teak wood which is permeated with oil.

It doesn’t matter if your furniture is a teak rocker or a a teak outdoor dining set, a bit of cleaning will go far.

Your teak furniture is bound to last many years with little maintenance on your part. Since it lasts for so long, teak is preferred to other varieties of hardwood. You should enjoy knowing that any teak dining set you get now can be enjoyed by your family in the future.

Interested to learn more about teak furniture? Follow the link to read more about teak patio furniture care.

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