Teak wood is one of the most beautiful materials, the richest and most durable for your outdoor furniture set up.
Teak is not only extremely weather resistant but also to bugs and can last for decades.
This wood is definitely worth to consider when purchasing outdoor furniture, as it has a long life and beautiful characteristics with high quality.
It’s a strong material by itself already, but it’s also important to maintain it and clean the furniture in the right way. But don’t worry, it’s easy with a few tips:
It’s enough to maintain and clean it once a year, when not exposed to extreme usage or weather conditions. Cleaning and maintaining your teak wood will improve and preserve the beauty and quality of your furniture, without taking too much time.
Time after time, the yellow-brown rich teak is sliding into elegant silver gray tones. Some- times, Teak furniture in open-air areas can develop micro-cracks, yet strong; it is not immune against erosion, discoloration, mildew, and cracks. The environmental conditions your teak wood is exposed to will affect the maintenance requirements of your furniture.
Newly purchase outdoor teak furniture can experience oil surfacing that is why we advise to rinse the teak frame with water and let it dry then rinse one more time before placing the cushions to avoid any mark or stain on fabrics.
These areas, which look like watermarks, can be removed by gentle washing explained below.
Sometimes, Teak furniture in open-air areas can develop micro-cracks, yet strong; it is not immune against erosion, discoloration, mildew, and cracks. The environmental conditions your teak wood is exposed to will affect the maintenance requirements of your furniture.
If you wish to enlarge your teak furniture’s life, it’s important to understand how to take care and maintain your wood. We’d like to provide you some suggestions on how to wash it.
First of all, you should clean your furniture with a dry cloth on a weekly basis to take off potential dirt, accumulations and maintain luster.
As it doesn’t fear water, our favorite way to clean the outdoor teak furniture is to use a soft Brush and some normal hand or dishwasher soap mix with a lot of water then brush smoothly following the grain of the wood.
!! We strongly don’t recommend to use a metallic brush as it can easily damage the wood !!
- The pressure washer has become quite popular, however, we strongly recommend keeping enough distance between the machine and wood. Close, high pressure can damage the wood and joinery. However faster this method can be, you will get a much better harmonious result with a soft brush.
- If you’re using chemical products, we recommend studying and following the instructions provided by the supplier to avoid unexpected results.
- When using and soap or product, always to rinse the furniture with clean water after and let it try before moving on to the next. Once the piece is dry, it will be easier to notice areas that might need a bit of extra attention. After taking care of these spots, make sure the wood is dry before moving to the next step. Sanding the furniture will help to reduce the grain feeling.
Maintaining your outdoor furniture will ensure to keep it in a good condition in spite of being constantly exposed to outdoor conditions. If the furniture is in a saltwater environment, rinse weekly to remove the salt deposit.
When furniture is not in use for an extended period of time, protect it with our custom-fit outdoor covers. Before covering, furniture needs to be thoroughly
cleaned and dried. Cushions should be removed and stored in a dry place if possible.
As the teak will naturally turning to a handsome silvery-grey shade you might, however, wish to slow the process. Teak oil can prevent the wood from turning silver grey.
It will act as nourishment and protector for the wood and you will feel and see the difference!
You can find a large variety of teak products on the market; just choose one that fits your furniture and needs. Or get the Warisan Teak Oil Solution This way you will make sure, that you will give your wooden furniture the best possible support and care.
Once again: the furniture has to be completely dry before applying any solutions. Otherwise, it can lead to unequal tones and stains on your furniture.
You can apply the teak oil with a sprayer, sponge, brush or simply with a piece of fabric.
Our favorite remains the brush. In order to avoid extra oil get a piece of dry cloth to sponge possible extras then let it dry.
The furniture can dry in your outdoor area with the help of wind and sun.
Once again, before reinstalling cushions, make sure there are no leftovers of oil on . the wood. This can damage the fabric of your upholstery or clothes of customers
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