Outdoor teak furniture is the most superior quality furniture you can find. Teak furniture is also quite easy to care for. Teak wood has special properties which make teak furniture ideal for outdoor use. Teak patio furniture takes only a little attention to last decades.
Teak wood is an expensive wood. Despite this, you should come to the conclusion that teak furniture is a practical investment because of its stability.
It is good to clean your teak furniture once in a while in order to undo any dirt or dust. It is possible to employ a garden hose without high pressure to wash the dust and dirt away. Then, with a soft brush, wash the teak wood delicately with a solution of warm water, mild detergent, and a few spoonfuls of bleach. Using bleach too often will make the wood pale so adding bleach is not necessary. After this, rinse once more with clean water. Dry the surface with a towel or large rag afterwards.
Teak furniture that stays outdoors will naturally start to slowly fade color from the golden honey color of fresh wood to a gray color. The process of teak wood changing to silver-gray is normal and merely affects the outer appearance. The process does not reduce the strength of your outdoor furniture.
There are people like the golden honey tone of fresh teak furniture and apply teak oil in order to restore this color. However, teak oil is not recommended because it must be retreated every few from the time you start using it. Oils could also increase the chance for mildew and black spots to appear. A better idea is to treat with teak sealer annually after cleaning your teak outdoor furniture if you want to try to restore the golden honey tone.
You may select to get furniture covers to protect your teak patio furniture, particularly for the winter months or if your house is in a place with a lot of dust. If you choose to use covers, make sure to purchase a furniture cover made from a breathable material. Do not employ a cover made from plastic that is bound to trap moisture. It would raise the likelihood of mold and mildew growing on the wood.
Stubborn stains including red wine and coffee can be removed with using sandpaper on the very top layer of your teak garden furniture. You can begin with a medium sandpaper and then finish with a fine grade sandpaper to make the surface of the teak smooth. Sanding like this is another way to bring out the golden tone of teak furniture because you expose a new level of teak that is permeated with oil from the wood.
It doesn’t matter if your furniture is a teak bench or a teak table and set of chairs, a little care will go far.
Now you can see, your teak garden furniture will last a lifetime with not even much maintenance for you to do. As it will last for so long, teak wood is preferred over other varieties of hardwood. You will rest in knowing that the teak patio set you buy at this time should be handed down to your family in future generations.