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Questions About Teak Furniture
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Should you cover your teak furniture?  This question frequently arises for those who have outdoor teak patio furniture.  The answer is not as simple as "yes" or "no"; it depends on the condition of your furniture, where it is located and what type of cover you use. Caring For Teak Patio Furniture—Take Care Of Your Investment If you want to take care of your teak patio furniture, there are a couple of things you can do to keep it looking great.  First, locate...

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Transparent vs. Semi-Transparent Sealers
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At Teak & Deck Professionals, we are committed to helping our clients understand the best ways to protect their investment in a hardwood deck or teak furniture.  We know that your deck and outdoor furniture represent a significant amount of money, so we want to help you ensure that you take the best care possible of these items. What Is The Difference Between A Transparent and a Semi-Transparent Sealer? A transparent sealer is one that is perfectly clear so that it...

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Why Teak Oil Can Be Harmful for Your Teak Furniture
Why Teak Oil Can Be Harmful for Your Teak Furniture At Teak & Deck Professionals, we often hear this question: "Why shouldn't I use oil to protect my teak furniture?"  We thought we would take a few moments and answer this question. The Role of Oil in Wood Have you ever wondered about the science behind furniture polish?  You may have used this product on your indoor furniture for many years without ever really wondering about the role it plays in keeping...

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San Diego Teak Refinishing
San Diego Teak Refinishing in the Summer Months This time of year is especially trying for San Diego Teak Refinishing. Why? With the season's warmer temperatures, many customers of properly maintained teak will experience the unsightly appearance of naturally occurring teak oil on their wood surfaces. Naturally occurring teak oil (not the kind purchased at retail!) will make furniture look splotchy and can even cause drips onto cushions and patios. Not what most teak owners are looking for out of...

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Teak Maintenance Tips
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At Teak & Deck Professionals, we take our job of helping you maintain beautiful outdoor spaces very seriously.  Our quality deck sealers at http://teakanddeck.com/deck-sealers/ and teak maintenance at http://teakanddeck.com/teak-refinishing/teak-maintenance/ are designed to help you keep your entire outdoors looking great for years to come. Sometimes, we find that a little knowledge is very helpful for homeowners who want to be sure that they are doing the right thing to keep their patio furniture beautiful between maintenance visits.  Here are some tips and facts from us...

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Teak & Deck Professionals Expands to Three Full-Time Crews to Meet Growing Demand
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Sometimes being too busy is a great thing!  At Teak & Deck Professionals, we recently expanded our personnel to three full-time crews to meet the growing demands of our customers.  As far as we are concerned, nothing is more important than making sure our customers have everything they need for quality teak restoration and maintenance, deck sealing and repair and cleaning and sealing of other outdoor surfaces. A Wide Range of Services Means More Commitment As we expanded our range of...

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Teak & Deck Professionals Adds 1,000 Maintenance Customer
Teak & Deck Professionals is proud to announce that we just added our 1,000th customer who trusts us with their ongoing outdoor maintenance! Deck & Furniture Maintenance—A Growing Concern Let's face it—wood is not getting cheaper.  In fact, putting in a deck or purchasing quality teak furniture today represents a much larger investment than in the past.  There is no way that anyone would want to risk losing that investment when proper maintenance can help preserve their valuable deck or teak furniture for...

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Tips on Refinishing Teak Furniture
Teak furniture is a beautiful addition to your patio or deck.  As seen at http://www.houzz.com/teak-furniture, teak furniture comes in a multitude of styles and shapes to suit any taste and outdoor space.  However, without proper teak furniture maintenance, as seen at  http://furniture.about.com/od/outdoorfurniture/qt/te71009ak.htm, teak furniture may not last and look beautiful year after year. Some people try to refinish teak furniture themselves.  This is, of course, an option, but when you try to refinish your own teak furniture you may find that you do...

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Teak & Deck Professionals Offers Tips on Maintaining Wood Decks
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Maintaining your wood deck is one of the most important things you can do to preserve your home's value.  Decks add great value to homes; in fact, a recent survey at suggested that decks can cause homeowners to recoup nearly 81 percent of their investment!  Therefore, adding a deck makes sense if you are thinking of selling.  Decks also add great enjoyment to your family life, providing an outdoor space to eat, play, relax and visit with friends.  As...

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Concrete Sealing and Staining Part 3: Final Thoughts
Part three of a series on concrete cleaning explores some final points. How Often Should You Clean Your Concrete? Get Professional Concrete Cleaning and Sealing How often should you clean your concrete?  Well, that depends on a few factors.  First off, what sort of conditions is your concrete exposed to?  Intense sunlight and inclement weather can determine when you want to get concrete cleaning done.  In addition to exposure to the elements, if you have a lot of traffic on your concrete,...

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Concrete Sealing and Staining Part 2: Clean it Up
Part two of a series on concrete cleaning focuses on how to clean concrete. How Do I Clean My Concrete? Get Concrete Sealing to Protect your Concrete Surface A lot of people want to know "how do I clean my concrete?" First off, understand that concrete is porous.  Also understand that it is a very tough and hard material.  Unlike when you clean your teak, you don't have to worry about scrubbing too hard when you clean your concrete.  Like teak cleaning, you can...

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Concrete Sealing and Staining Part 1: A New Look for Your Concrete
Part one of a series on concrete cleaning focuses on concrete staining. Why Should You Get Concrete Staining Done? Get Concrete Cleaning Done Today Why should you get concrete staining done?  Concrete staining can make your patio look like a million dollars, without the million dollar price tag.  When you stain your concrete, you change the color and the appearance of it.  There are two different types of stains, acid-based and paint-based.  Acid based concrete stain has the advantage of being permanent, and...

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Teak Refinishing San Diego
Refinished Teak Furniture Teak furniture owners looking for Teak Refinishing San Diego have several choices available to them and all have their pros and cons. We, of course, are partial to professional care of teak furniture but we do realize each choice is the right fit for a certain type of consumer. No matter the choice of who refinishes your teak furniture, you will need to be sure that several steps are completed. Major Steps for Teak Refinishing San Diego When teak furniture...

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Teak Sealing Part 2: Protecting Your Teak from the Weather
Part two of a series on teak sealing explores how to protect your outdoor teak furniture from the effects of the weather. Orange County and Teak Sealing: "Nearly Ideal" Weather Teak Refinishing in Orange County  Orange County is blessed with nearly ideal weather.  Notice we said nearly ideal.  During winter, we have some fierce storms sometimes, and we also have the Santa Ana winds in fall.  The Los Angeles area is a coastal desert valley, so all that moisture and wind has to go...

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Teak Sealing Part 1: Protecting Outdoor Teak From Man-Made Problems
Teak sealing helps to protect your teak from a multitude of problems, both natural and man-made. Pollution and Teak Sealing Seal your Outdoor Teak Furniture If you live anywhere in or near Orange County, California, as  you're aware, sometimes pollution is a problem. Because of being surrounded by mountains, Los Angeles has a pollution problem that spreads throughout Orange County as well as out east to Riverside.  The effects of pollution on one's health are fairly well-documented, but what is the effect...

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Teak Cleaning: How to Clean Teak Furniture
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Teak cleaning helps to maintain both indoor and outdoor teak furniture.  However, some pieces of teak furniture are more challenging than others.  An armoire for instance. Indoor Teak Care: Cleaning a Teak Armoire Get Teak Maintenance Done Today Teak is a long lasting and durable wood, however, it does require a bit of care.  If you have an antique teak armoire,  there is a good chance it is decades or even centuries old.  What's an armoire? "A wardrobe, also known as an armoire...

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Teak Maintenance 101
Between service visits it is a good idea to enact a program of teak maintenance.  You can do this by following a few easy steps. What to Do After Teak Refinishing Teak Maintenance in Orange County After you've had teak refinishing in Orange County done, what do you do next?  The answer depends on a few factors. Let's start with decking.  Once a week, it is a good idea to sweep your deck with a regular broom or a dust-mop.  When you...

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Teak Sealing in Orange County: Preparing for Winter Weather
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Teak sealing in Orange County is necessary to protect your teak from the fog and other inclement weather that is common this time of year. Orange County and Teak Care Teak Refinishing in Orange County Being a temperate coastal desert, Orange County receives a lot of precipitation this time of year.  Rain is common from now until March, and in some cases, we can even have hailstorms.  Even rarer is the odd snowfall.  All of these things combined with the Santa Ana...

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Teak and Teak Sealing in Orange County Part 3: After Refinishing
Part three of our series on teak sealing in Orange County explores sealing teak after a refinishing job is done. Why You Should Do Teak Sealing as Part of a Teak Refinishing Project Get teak refinishing in Orange County As a professional teak refinishing service, we do not believe that any teak refinishing project is complete without sealing. Whenever you refinish teak, you want to keep that look as long as you can, otherwise it can start to gray.  We're past the...

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Teak and Teak Sealing in Orange County Part 2: New Teak Furniture
Part two of our series on teak sealing in Orange County, explores when you should seal teak furniture.  The answer depends on whether it is indoors or outdoors. Be sure to read part one of this series as well as part three. When Should You Seal New Teak Furniture? Seal your New Teak Furniture When you should seal new teak furniture depends on whether it is indoor teak or outdoor teak.  If if is indoor teak furniture, sealing can be at any...

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Teak and Teak Sealing in Orange County Part 1: Teck Decks
Part one of a series on teak sealing explores why you may want to consider sealing for a new deck.  One of the biggest reasons is simple.  Teak is not exactly inexpensive Teak Sealing in Orange County:  What to Do With a New Deck Get teak sealing in Orange County Ok, time for some kudos here. First off you live in Orange County, so good for you.  You're living in one of the most highly desired pieces of real estate in California,...

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Teak Care Part 3: Teak Maintenance and Upkeep
Sometimes, you can do easy teak maintenance on your own. Part three of our series explores some things that you can do between visits from your teak service. Teak Maintenance: Teak Decks Sweep your deck once a week to remove grit, dust, or sand. One of the questions we get a lot from our newer customers is: "Should I scrub my teak deck?" If you want to scrub your deck, remember that your deck needs to be treated with the proper...

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Teak Care Part 2: Teak Deck Maintenance
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Part two of a series on teak care explores the proper care of decking.  Be sure to read part one and part three of this series as well. Teak Deck: Boat Vs. House Teak Deck Care How  you care for a teak deck depends entirely upon whether it is marine based or whether it is for your home.  First off, we'll cover your boat.  There are several different marinas throughout Southern California.  In the San Diego area, you have Coronado, Chula Vista,...

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Teak Care Part 1: Teak Furniture
This three part series explores some general advice on teak care and maintenance. So, let's begin. Should I Seal New Teak Furniture? Seal your New Teak Furniture | (866) 618-4551 You want to be careful where a teak deck is concerned as varnishes and other treatments can cause teak to become super slippery and thus may cause injuries.  However, unlike a teak deck, teak furniture doesn't need to be slip resistant.   Teak woof is highly durable, and can last a long time. ...

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Teak Deck Restoration in Orange County
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Teak deck restoration is necessary periodically.  While Orange County doesn't have an extreme environment as a rule, it does have certain weather patterns that can have a negative impact on your teak. Teak Restoration: What It Entails Teak deck restoration involves cleaning and/or stripping the surface. If the teak on your deck is unsealed, it will need to be cleaned thoroughly to remove discoloration. While teak cleaning will rid the teak surface of any residual grit or dirt,  refinishing will take out...

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The Ideal Teak Maintenance Schedule
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Teak maintenance is something you will need to do periodically to keep  your teak looking its best.  This article will explore the schedule you should follow. A Normal Teak Maintenance Project If you have a new deck, as we covered in our last article, you will want to seal it within one to three months of it being installed. If you have an older teak deck, you will probably want to get it refinished, particularly if it has been a while. Once...

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Teak Sealing: What To Do If You Have a New Deck
Teak sealing is something that you want to do to protect an investment in your home, namely your deck. I Have a New Teak Deck, What Now? Teak Restoration When it is first put down, teak is a rich caramel color.  As we have covered before, when teak ages, it goes grayish silver.  To keep your teak at its original beauty, you need to take active steps to protect it.  The best way to start is to get a teak sealing service in. If...

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Concrete Cleaning: Tips for Your Home or Business
Stone and concrete cleaning is for an often overlooked component of your home or business, namely the hard surfaces on the outside. Concrete, or stone surfaces have a very set method to be cleaned.  Let's start with concrete. Concrete Cleaning Methods Concrete first must be cleaned with a high pressure hose.  If there are more stubborn stains, it's a good idea to either use a solvent as a de-greaser or make use of an acid based cleaner.  Once the concrete is...

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Teak Refurbishing and General Teak Care Tips
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Teak refurbishing is a low cost alternative to replacing your teak.  Why?  Well, as we have said in an earlier article, teak is expensive. The Price of Teak and Teak Refinishing in Orange County Replacing your teak is an expensive proposition.  Chairs can start at $200 per chair.  And face it, if your teak is a set, then after make the switch, you will have mismatched furniture, which is an aesthetic no-no.  And if you're thinking that you can easily match...

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Teak Refinishing and Your Teak Part 3: Indoor Teak Furniture
In part of a three part article on teak refinishing, we are covering caring for indoor teak furniture. Does indoor furniture need the same level of care that outdoor furniture does?  We're glad you asked. Teak Refinishing: Is It Necessary on Indoor Furniture? Get teak refinishing in Orange County  Indoor teak furniture obviously doesn't need the level of teak refinishing that outdoor furniture does.  It's not exposed to the elements, however, even indoor teak can do with a bit of cleaning and...

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Teak Refinishing and Your Teak Part 2: Outdoor Teak Furniture
Teak refinishing is something that you need to have done on your outdoor teak furniture. Both indoor teak furniture and outdoor furniture have different care needs.  Indoor teak will be covered in our next article. Outdoor Teak Furniture Teak Refinishing in Orange County First off, here is some information about the teak that is used in outdoor teak furniture, from Wikipedia.  "Teak is a yellowish brown timber with good grain and texture. Teak, though easily worked, can cause severe blunting on edged...

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Teak Refinishing and Your Teak Part I: General Teak Care
Teak refinishing helps to keep your investment up in a truly miraculous wood: Tectona grandis or teak. Teak Refinishing and Restoration Outdoor Teak Furniture Cleaning What is teak, and why do you need to get teak refinishing done on occasion.  Well, according to this Wikipedia article excerpt: "Teak is the common name for the tropical hardwood tree species Tectona grandis and its wood products. The species is placed in the family Lamiaceae. Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree that is dominant...

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Teak Care and Deck Maintenance Part 3
Part three of a three part series on teak care explores refinishing methods and when to do it. Teak Refinishing:  When the Gray is In, Take it Out As teak ages, it goes a silvery gray color.  Some people like it, but other people prefer teak's natural caramel color.  However, aged teak is also more prone to other problems ultimately, like rotting, cracking or warping.  That's why you may want to get teak refinishing done. Teak refinishing services offer different levels depending...

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Teak Care and Deck Maintenance Part 2
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Part two of a three part series on teak care explores how to care for furniture as well as your deck. And both decking and furniture require different care from each other. Teak Care: Avoid Teak Oil Get teak restoration done  First off, one of the primary methods of teak deck cleaning is to use a high pressure spray to clean it.  However, that only works on a deck.  Even though teak furniture is fairly sturdy, a high pressure hose could damage...

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Teak Care and Deck Maintenance Part 1
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Deck maintenance is a big part of teak care. And considering how much teak can cost, you definitely want to keep it up... Teak Care:  A Cheaper Alternative Teak Restoration Even places that offer 'wholesale' pricing don't give you teak for free.  In fact, a new chair can run you as much as $500, and as for decking, a teak deck is even more expensive.  You could easily shell up to $50,000 on a new deck.  That's why you want to maintain...

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Teak Weathering and Teak Restoration
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Teak refinishing is not as hard as a lot of people think.  In fact it's fairly easy. Teak Refinishing: Deck Vs. Furniture Teak Refinishing gets the gray out | (800) 517-9362 There is a lot of information out there about  teak refinishing. Seems like everyone  has a different and proven way of on turning your teak from weathered gray to rich caramel brown. One expert will tell you  with complete authority to sandblast your furniture, while another one will say that no,...

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Reasons to Get Concrete Cleaning
Concrete cleaning is something that you can do to make your property's appearance improve dramatically. Concrete Cleaning:  Why You Should Concrete cleaning is actually cross-functional. A lot people assume it's just pertaining to the driveway. In reality, lot of areas of your home benefit from this service. For example, look at your sidewalk.  Or maybe the pool area or masonry walls.  Concrete is a rough surface, and it is a magnet for cobwebs and dirt. Concrete cleaning helps concrete to look much...

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Teak Furniture Q & A
I have new teak furniture, should I do teak sealing on it?  How long should teak furniture stay outside before I do anything to it, like sealing?  What is the procedure to seal my deck or furniture?  All good questions, and ones that will be answered below.... Teak Sealing and New Teak Furniture  I have new teak furniture, should I do teak sealing on it?Absolutely.  If you want to keep your teak from weathering, new teak furniture should be sealed.  Sealing...

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Teak Care and Outdoor Entertaining
Teak care helps your deck and furniture look great.  Why does it matter?  Well, this is the season for outdoor entertaining... Teak Cleaning in Time For Summer and Fall Get Teak Care Done  A good party is a perfect fusion of elements.  The food, the drinks, the conversation..,teak?  Yes, teak cleaning is also a part of entertaining, albeit behind the scenes.  This article excerpt shows some basic steps to do this.  Spray, then swab First step: Clear off the leaf litter. Move...

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Orange County Teak Restoration
Teak care for your furniture and decking helps you to enjoy the beauty that is Orange County. Teak Furniture's Place in Orange County Teak Care in Orange County Orange County, California is famous.  According to this article excerpt:  Orange County is a county in the U.S. state of California. Its county seat is Santa Ana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,010,232, making it the third most populous county in California, behind Los Angeles County and San Diego County and...

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Teak Cleaning
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Teak cleaning is not just for your teak deck, it is also for your furniture. When You Should Do Teak Furniture Cleaning Get Orange County Teak Cleaning | (866) 618-4551 It's a beautiful day in Orange County, as it often is.  The sun is shining and it's time to go outside and enjoy your new teak outdoor furniture.  But one question comes to mind, do you know how to care for it? Teak furniture cleaning is really quite simple. If you leave your...

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Teak Care for Home and Garden
Teak care is one of several things that you do related to your garden. Gardening Tips and Teak Care Get teak refinishing in Orange County| (866) 618-4551 Gardening, like teak care, depends on the right tips.  First off,  know what soil type you have. When you know this you'll know what you need to do to get the best out of it. There are three basic types of soil - sand, silt, and clay - and if you are not sure about...

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Teak Refinishing: Part of a Good Home Maintenance Program
Home maintenance is more than just teak refinishing.  This article explores some tips to keep your home safe and clean. Home Maintenance: Clean Your Teak Too Teak Care | (866) 618-4551 Most people don't know that allergens abound in a lot of homes.  It's an urban legend regarding toilet seats and their dangers, right?  Maybe not.  Staph infections can occur from contaminated surfaces and that includes toilets.  Dust, grit, mold and other contaminants are found both in and outside of your home. ...

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Teak Sealing Do’s and Don’ts
Teak sealingisn't as simple as buying something down at the hardware store and slapping it on a deck or furniture.   You have to be careful of what can go wrong.  Teak oil for example, is not the greatest thing to apply, regardless of what the 'pros" say. Teak Sealing: Don't Use Teak Oil Teak Sealing in Orange County | Call Us Today | (866) 618-4551 Teak already has oil in it.  In fact teak naturally has one of the highest oil contents...

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Teak Sealing: What You Should Know
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When the subject ofteak sealingcomes up, there are a lot of 'experts' out there.  Teak sealing should be done.  Teak sealing sometimes should be carried out.  You should never do teak sealing.  Which is correct? Teak Sealing in Orange County:  Should You or Shouldn't You? Teak Sealing in Orange County | Call Us Today | (866) 618-4551 Teak sealing, if done correctly and with the right products, can help to protect your teak from weathering; however, you have to know when and...

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Concrete Staining General Information
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Concrete staining is a popular and low-cost option for home remodeling. As discussed in earlier articles, there are two types of stain, reactive and non-reactive.  Both have pluses and minuses. Reactive Concrete Staining Reactive concrete staining relies on a chemical reaction when the acid and metallic salts are applied to the concrete. Concrete Acid Stain | (800) 517-9362 An important thing to know is that if you use reactive stain, your color choice is permanent.  However, one of the other things is that if...

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Concrete Staining
Concrete staining gives your concrete a fresh new look.  Why do you want it?  It is a cheap way of remodeling that looks like you spent a lot of money on it... Concrete Staining 101 Concrete Acid Stain | Call Us Today | (866) 618-4551 What is concrete staining? There are generally two types of concrete stains out there - reactive and nonreactive. Reactive stains are water-based acidic solutions containing metallic salts.  Because of a chemical reaction with the lime that is...

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Teak Care For Business
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Teak care isn't just for a home. More than a few businesses use teak as well, and their needs are much different than a homeowner's are. Professional Teak Cleaning in Orange County and Restaurants What sort of businesses could use teak cleaning in Orange County? Outdoor establishments are the first type. Let's say you have a marina restaurant with a gorgeous teak deck and matching furniture. As a business, you have a lot more traffic than a home with a patio...

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Teak Care for Furniture and Flooring
Teak is a versatile wood, however, if you're like most people, it can be broken down into two main categories:  furniture and flooring.  This article will explore proper care for both. Orange County and Teak Maintenance Teak Cleaning in Orange County | (866) 618-4551 Teak furniture fits into two categories:  indoor teak, and outdoor teak.  As a rule, indoor teak is already varnished and sealed, so it usually requires nominal cleaning every now and then.  Usually, dusting will suffice.  Outdoor furniture requires...

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Teak Refinishing Professional Tips
Teak refinishing is more than just how to strip and clean wood, or even what products to use.  It is the practices that you should always follow. Teak Care: What to Use Get Teak Care Done | (866) 618-4551 If you look up teak care, you'll find a lot of contradictory advice out there. Use oil. Don't use oil. Lemon juice is good for teak. Lemon juice is bad for teak, to name just a few. First off, let's cover what is...

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More Teak Cleaning Myths
Our last article was about myths regarding teak cleaning. This article continues this thread, as there is a lot of misinformation out there. Let's start with citrus. Why Anything Citrus-Based Should NOT Be Used in Teak Care Follow proper teak cleaning steps | Call Us | (866) 618-4551 Myth:  There's nothing like orange oil to bring out the natural shine in wood.  It can both clean your teak and make it shine. Fact:  A teak cleaning service like ours knows this is incorrect...

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Teak Cleaning Myths
Proper teak care includes knowing what to believe and what not to believe.  After all, there is a lot of misinformation out there.... Teak Cleaning Myths:  Know the Truth Get Teak Care in Orange County | Call Us Today | (866) 618-4551 Myth:  If you clean your teak with bleach, you can guarantee that you will get a good cleaning job done.  Bleach is very versatile. Fact:  Bleach is highly acidic, and can potentially damage your teak so that even a teak refinishing service...

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Outdoor Teak Maintenance
Outdoor teak maintenance has to be done on a regular schedule, particularly if you have a deck.  Why?  It's because of the nature of Orange County weather. Teak Care in a Coastal Desert Teak Maintenance in Orange County | Call Us Today | (866) 618-4551 While Orange County is blessed by nearly perfect weather year round, it does have inclement weather that can cause damage to your teak.  The marine layer that comes in every night in Southern California is part of...

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Deck Restoration 101
Teak Deck Restoration in Orange County  Deck restoration brings back the caramel color that teak is famous for. Such cleaning is usually a multi-step process that not only cleans and refurbishes the surface, it protects it. Teak Deck Stripping and Cleaning Teak deck restoration is usually begins with either cleaning with high pressure washing or with stripping the surface to prepare it.  The deciding factor is whether or not sealing is present. If your teak is  is unsealed, a good teak cleaning will...

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Teak Cleaning and Orange County Weather
With warmer weather, you're going to need teak cleaning done fairly quickly.  Why?  Well, if you have a deck and patio furniture, you want to use it, and one of the best ways to use it is to throw an outdoor party. When to Do Teak Cleaning, and Why You Should Teak Refinishing in Orange County  Teak care helps keep teak at its peak condition.  You live in California, not the stuffy East Coast, so  you want teak that is a rich...

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Teak Cleaning and Spring Time
Teak cleaning in Orange County is a preparation you must make before you entertain your guests. Teak Cleaning and Outdoor Entertaining Tips Spring is coming, and with spring, you want to be outside, so be proactive with your teak care. Here are some helpful entertaining tips from RealSimple: A successful dinner party doesn’t demand anything elaborate―just simple food, good company, and a convivial setting. Thick, comfortable cushions on the chairs will encourage guests to linger at the table.Lay brown craft paper across...

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Entertaining and Teak Refinishing
Getting teak refinishing done allows you to enjoy the beauty of your deck.  Several things make a gathering memorable.  A firepit with chairs that people can sit around to talk and get to know each other is a good start.  Great food and drink, as well as a convivial and generous host or hostess adds to ambiance, as well as good chemistry between all of the guests. But above all else, you need a setting that is relaxed, open...

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La Jolla Bench Refinishing
Teak & Deck Professionals is restoring benches all across the village of La Jolla. The project aims to improve the overall look of the shopping district of La Jolla and Teak & Deck was chosen as an integral part of that effort. As you can see by the before and after pictures below, the change is quite dramatic when the redwood benches are restored by a professional. To see what we can do for your outdoor restoration challenges, give us a...

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Teak Refinishing Now on Thumbtack.com
Teak & Deck Professionals is now featured on Thumbtack.com as a trusted teak furniture refinisher in Southern California. With over 14 years of experience treating teak and other fine outdoor woods of all types, Teak & Deck Professionals is a premium restorer and maintainer for both residential and commercial settings.  With one simple call, we can answer all of your outdoor wood maintenance questions and concerns and often times present a customized quote during that initial call. Give us...

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Teak Care and Refinishing-General Information
Get teak refinishing in Orange County | (760) 930-6060 This article will highlight some best practices to follow regarding teak care  to protect your investment. Teak Care: Steps to Take Get teak cleaning done on a regular basis.  A good schedule to follow is annually or semi annually. If your teak is starting to show it's age, reverse the damage by getting teak refinishing done.  Refinishing your teak will help it to keep its caramel color. Use care when you're doing follow up teak...

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Teak Refinishing Around the World
Yes, it's beautiful, but did you notice it needs teak refinishing? Need Teak Refinishing? | (760) 930-6060 Even in paradise, there's a need for teak refinishing. Notice how gray it is?  That's weathered teak showing. Teak Refinishing: Take the Gray Out Teak refinishing restores gray wood like above back to the rich caramel brown color that teak is famous for. Taking care of your teak helps it to last a long time. Even teak that hasn't had teak restoration done on it can last...

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Ring in the New Year with Teak Refnishing
Get Teak Refinishing in 2013 | (760) 930-6060 It may be time to add a New Year's resolution to your list: get teak refinishing done.  Spring and summer are coming, and with them come outdoor parties, barbeques, and being outdoors. You resolve to be more outgoing and sociable for 2013? A good way to start is to create a perfect spot for outdoor events. And the perfect way to set that up is with a New Year's Resolution. Teak Refinishing and...

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Don’t Give Up on Your Teak-Get Teak Refnishing
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Before you resort to drastic measures, get teak refinishing done instead. Teak Refinishing | (760) 930-6060 Just kidding, enjoy the fireplace and have a safe and happy holiday season. Teak & Deck Professionals 5355 Avenida Encinas #111 Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 930-6060 http://www.teakanddeck.com

Teak Cleaning: Best Practices
Teak Cleaning Teak Cleaning: A Good Invesment Teak cleaning is something that helps your teak keep up its appearance.  Teak is durable, and one of the most popular hardwoods used in the world.  Originally from Southeast Asia, it is now cultivated throughout the tropical regions of the world. It is used to make everything from carvings to furniture.  Because it is very slip resistant, teak is used heavily to make boat decks. Who Does Teak Cleaning? Teak cleaning is best done by a...

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Teak Refinishing
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Teak refinishing is one of many ways that you can do low-cost home and garden remodeling. There are several notable reasons why you should. Teak Refinishing Reasons Teak refinishing is far cheaper than buying all new teak.  If you haven't priced new teak furniture, be prepared for a bit of sticker shock.  One chair can cost as much as $700. Teak refinishing is actually less wasteful, and thus better for the environment.  New wood doesn't have to be acquired, which can help...

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Teak Refinishing in Orange County, CA
Teak refinishing in the coastal desert climate that is in Orange County helps your teak to keep it's appearance up.  Orange county is blessed with an ideal climate.  Cooled by breezes from the Pacific Ocean, the temperatures stay in a comfortable range all year round. As it has an ideal climate for being outdoors, California casual parties are very big, and teak furniture is very weather resistant.  However, since it is a wood, it must be properly cared for, or...

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Teak Furniture Refinishing in Orange County CA
Companies that offer teak refinishing in Orange County, CA help your teak furniture look its best. Teak Refinishing and Outdoor Events Teak Furniture Refinishing in Orange County | (760) 930-6060 Teak patio furniture is wonderful to entertain guests with any sort of outdoor gathering.  Orange County is blessed with a mild climate that practically encourages entertaining.  Whether it is a barbeque or a pool party, or both, when the weather's beautiful, most people would rather be outside enjoying the sun.  As a...

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Del Mar Teak Refinishing
If your outdoor teak furniture has weathered due to normal exposure to the sun and elements, then you are in need of Del Mar Teak Refinishing.  As San Diego County's largest provider of teak refinishing services, Teak & Deck Professionals should be your first call. We can provide an over-the-phone estimate for your specific teak restoration project and also let you know how much future maintenance visits will cost when they are needed.  Our goal is to make the...

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Orange County Teak Refinishing and Color Schemes
Teak refinishing serves a purpose other than protecting your teak, it can help the decor of your home to shine. Teak Refinishing in Orange County and Earth Tones Teak Refinishing in Orange County, CA | (760) 930-6060 Teak's natural color is a rich caramel brown.  Earth tones one of the more widely used color schemes by decorators for a very good reason: earth tones match so many other schemes.  In a way it is almost like a subconcious association.  Plants spring from...

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Teak Upkeep Throughout the World
Why would you need teak care in Orange County?  That's easy.  If you take care of teak properly it can last a long, long time.  Look at Wat Chiang Man. Orange County Teak Refinishing Get Orange County Teak Refinishing | (760) 930-6060 It draws thousands of tourists per year, and it is over 700 years old.  It is the temple complex at Wat Chiang Man in northern Thailand.  Guess what its made of?  Teak, of course.  I think it is safe to...

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Orange County Teak Sealing
Know how to avoid damage to your teak before hiring a company for teak restoration in Orange County. Teak Restoration in Orange County and You Get Teak Restoration in Orange County | (760) 930-6060 Teak has a naturally high oil content, which is why its used for boat decking a lot. Woods that have high oil content, like teak, help to prevent slipping particularly in areas that are exposed to water. With that in mind, applying varnish would be a huge mistake....

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Top Reasons for Getting Teak Restoration in Orange County Done
Teak Refinishing in Orange County | (760) 930-6060 Why get teak refinishing in Orange County? Simple, it protects and beautifies one of your home's most lustrous add-ons: your teak decking and furniture.  Living as we do in southern California, we are blessed with abundant sunshine and best of all a pleasant and temperate climate.  This is the land of outdoor parties, and who wouldn't want to be outside when its sunny and 70 degrees?  Teak Refinishing in Orange County: Projecting the Right...

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Irvine Teak Refinishing
If you are looking for help with your Irvine Teak Refinishing, you have come to the right place. With over 13 years of experience with both residential and commercial teak refinishing, we know how to get things right the first time. Teak wood can turn gray and weathered very quickly if left untreated and exposed to the strong Southern California sun. At Teak & Deck Professionals, we know how to get your teak clean, protect it for the future...

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Teak Refinishing in Orange County, CA
Teak refinishing in Orange County is one of our many areas of specialty.  Orange County has over 30 incorporated cities and is one of the most populous counties in the US.  The reason for this is the nearly idyllic weather that Southern California offers. One of the best ways to enjoy the famous California sunshine is on beautifully maintained teak furniture. The Reasons For Teak Refinishing in Orange County Teak is beautiful, with a rich reddish brown color.  However, without teak...

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Teak Refinishing Rancho Santa Fe
Teak Refinishing Rancho Santa Fe is our speciality! Serving the residents of Rancho Santa Fe and all of San Diego County for the past 13 years, Teak & Deck Professionals is the clear choice for refinishing your fine teak furniture pieces.  We can handle any and all teak restoration challenges with the ability to maintain your pieces for years to come once they have been properly restored. Give us a call at 800-517-9362 and see how easy we are...

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Teak Restoration Company in San Diego
If you are looking for a teak restoration company in San Diego, you have come to the right place. Teak & Deck Professionals has been restoring and maintaining teak furniture in San Diego for more than 13 years. Based in Carlsbad, CA , we are the only established teak restoration company based in San Diego county with over 1,000 active teak maintenance customers. Other so-called teak experts claim to service the San Diego market, yet they are all actually based...

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Redwood Deck Refinishing – San Diego Deck Refinishing.
Refinished Redwood Deck As the seasons change, your redwood deck is exposed to a variety of elements and redwood deck refinishing is something you may want to consider.  When you want to enjoy your deck, you don't want to worry about it being dirty or looking bad. If you want to be able to plan a party whenever the mood strikes you, you will want to evaluate your deck so that you can have it ready whenever you need it.   Perhaps...

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Carlsbad Teak Refinishing
If you are looking for Carlsbad teak refinishing, then you have come to the right place.  We know how to restore and maintain outdoor teak furniture and have been doing so for residents of Carlsbad and all of Southern California for more than 13 years.  When it comes to Carlsbad teak refinishing, no one is more local to your teak and more qualified to treat it than Teak & Deck Professionals. Carlsbad Teak Refinishing Has It's Own Unique Set of Needs The weather...

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Encinitas Teak Refinishing
If you are looking for Encinitas teak refinishing, then you have come to the right place.  We know how to restore and maintain outdoor teak furniture and have been doing so for residents of Encinitas and all of Southern California for more than 13 years.  When it comes to encinitas teak refinishing, no one is more local to your teak and more qualified to treat it than Teak & Deck Professionals. Encinitas Teak Refinishing Has It's Own Unique Set of...

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Cleaning an Ipe Deck in San Diego: Ipe Deck Cleaning.
If you have never heard of Ipe (pronounced EE-PAY), then you are missing out on one of the highest quality woods used for decking that there is, especially if you keep up with Ipe deck cleaning. Ipe is naturally resistant to decay and rot and is an exotic hardwood that can grow to 120 feet tall in the natural rainforest. It is two or three times harder than oak, and about 8 times harder than redwood. It is very heavy and strong....

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Teak Furniture Maintenance
Teak Furniture is a great option for any outdoor living environment but teak furniture maintenance is one aspect of teak ownership that should not be overlooked.  Teak is a beautiful hardwood that is sturdy and durable, not to mention beautiful, and is becoming more popular all the time for a prime source for outdoor furniture.   Teak is full of natural oils that helps to defend it from the infestation of insects and also helps it resist warping, shrinking or rotting...

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Teak Furniture Restoration Can Make Your Teak New Again
Your teak furniture is very durable, which is one of the reasons you selected teak in the first place but teak furniture restoration will still be something that you need to deal with.  Perhaps you were aware that the exposure of your teak outdoor furniture would mean that it eventually will become a gray or silver color. If you prefer the golden honey color of new teak, Teak Furniture Restoration can be done to restore that luster to your outdoor...

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Deck Cleaning & Sealing Tips
Deck cleaning and sealing is an important part of deck maintenance.  If you have a wood deck attached to your house, you probably enjoy how beautiful it looks as well as how functional it is.  However, it is very important to maintain your deck by performing deck cleaning and sealing on a regular basis.  If you simply build a deck and never do anything else for it, it will begin to look weathered and can eventually lose some of its structural integrity...

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Teak Furniture Cleaning In Time for Summer
When you are looking for a kind of wood that is durable and strong, teak is usually the answer but teak furniture cleaning is an issue you will have to deal with.  Teak is one of the most popular woods used in a variety of outdoor applications.  Not only will you find teak used in outdoor patios and decks, but in outdoor furniture as well.  It is important to remember that if you keep your teak well-maintained it will...

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Deck Refinishing Made Easy
Deck refinishing applies to all types of wood, no matter what your particular deck is made of.  Redwood, Ipe, Mangaris and Teak are all beautiful hardwoods that are perfect for building a deck out of.  They are durable and long-lasting, and also very beautiful.  However, when your deck was installed, if you didn't seal it, you probably noticed over time that the wood has changed from a beautiful golden honey to a more silvery or gray color.  Even if you had your...

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Sealing Outdoor Stone
Many people love the look of stone as part of their landscaping exterior home design but are not aware of the need for Sealing Outdoor Stone. Whether you use stones on the exterior of the house or for a patio or walkway, they can give a beautiful appearance to your home. However, weather can wear stone down over time and stains can appear or the stones' colors may fade in some areas. The natural sand can wash away from between paving stones,...

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Concrete Cleaning Simplified
Concrete is often a preferred material for driveways, sidewalks, pathways and other areas but concrete cleaning is a subject that is oftentimes misunderstood. Concrete is very resistant to the elements, it can withstand wind, rain, snow, and even hurricanes. It handles the differences of extreme temperatures, the power of earthquakes, fire, rust, termites, and so forth. The surface is usually smooth and looks great as a finished product. However, it can be challenging to do the kind of concrete cleaning that is required...

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Maintaining Teak Furniture
When you purchase quality outdoor teak furniture, you are getting wood that is beautiful and durable, but you should consider the steps in maintaining teak furniture as well. Teak has natural oils that helped it survive in the rainforest which help make it resistant to rot, insects, and weather. Because you might spend a little more money on teak than you would on redwood, oak, or cedar, you need to know how to approach maintaining teak furniture so that it will retain its beauty...

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Professional Deck Restoration Can Make An Old Deck Look New Again!
When you first built your deck onto your home, you enjoyed the natural beauty of the golden wood and didn't think much about deck restoration.   However, if you didn't have it sealed when it was installed, about 9 months or so later, depending on what the weather was like, you probably noticed that it was no longer completely honey colored. If you did have it sealed when it was installed, but haven't re-sealed it over the years, you will have...

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Cleaning Teak Furniture – The Right Way!
Teak is a beautiful hardwood that is tropical in nature and starts out with a golden honey color. It has become a prized wood for both indoor and outdoor furniture. However, as teak begins to get older and particularly when it has been out in the elements, there is a profound color change that takes place. The beautiful golden honey shade becomes a silvery gray. The wood is still strong and durable, but has a completely different look than it did when it...

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Professional Teak Refinishing Can Make Your Teak New Again!
Teak refinishing is oftentimes a misunderstood subject.  Many people prefer teak furniture to other types of outdoor wood furniture. However, this wood, like any wood, tends to change color over time if it constantly exposed to sunlight and weather changes.  While the teak itself usually receives minimal damage, the color does change. However, with teak refinishing, the teak can regain its original color and look. Some people enjoy and even prefer the grayish color of teak that has been exposed to weather...

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Professional Deck Refinishing Can Make Your Wood New Again!
If you want to keep your deck looking new for years to come, you may want to consider professional deck refinishing. Whether you have a brand new deck that needs to be sealed, or you have an older deck that needs to be restored, professionals have the tools and experience necessary to do the job for you. When you are looking for the right deck refinishing company, you may want to ask friends, co- workers, or neighbors which company...

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Top Five Teak Refinishing Mistakes
Teak Refinishing Is Misunderstood Through our extensive experience with customers, we have gotten quite familiar with the top things that people do not understand regarding teak refinishing. So without further delay, here is our 'Top 5' all-time list for the top teak refinishing mistakes, as witnessed from actual Teak & Deck Professionals customers: "If I don't mind the gray, then there is no reason to refinish my outdoor teak furniture" - While we respect people's taste regarding color, the weathering of...

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Top Five Misconceptions for Deck Refinishing
Common Misconceptions with Deck Refinishing Along the way of refinishing hundreds of decks across San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles, we have heard quite a range of assumptions and misinformation regarding Deck Refinishing and deck maintenance.  That experience has resulted in this Top 5 list, which is our "best of the best" misconceptions regarding deck refinishing. New Wood Should Be Allowed to Weather Before Sealing.   Nothing could be further from the truth.  If prepped properly, a new deck should be...

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Maintaining An Ipe Deck in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles
Why Is Ipe Deck Maintenance Different? A properly cared for Ipe Deck is one of the most beautiful settings for an outdoor entertainment area.  While Ipe is an extremely durable and dense wood, it does need regular maintenance to ensure its longevity.  If you have already made the investment in an Ipe deck, you owe it to yourself, and your investment, to take care of it properly. Ipe is a hardwood, perfectly suited for smooth and durable outdoor deck and railing...

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Caring for Teak Furniture in the Wintertime in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles
caring for teak furniture is Misunderstood This time of year we are bombarded with questions regarding caring for teak furniture during the winter months in Southern California.  One of the biggest misconceptions regarding teak furniture is that our relatively rainy Southern California winters can cause damage to outdoor teak furniture.  While any teak left unprotected can be damaged by any element, the sun, not water, is our main enemy for caring for teak furniture in our climate here in San Diego,...

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New Video of Redwood Deck Refinishing in Orange County and San Diego
Deck Refinishing San Diego & Orange County Teak & Deck Professionals is proud to showcase yet another redwood deck transformation in San Diego.  A video of this complete deck refinishing project can be viewed by clicking here: Redwood Deck Refinishing in San Diego, Orange County & Los Angeles.  This video shows dramatic before and after pictures of a typical redwood deck restoration project by Teak & Deck Professionals.  The deck profiled in this video had been treated nine months prior in...

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New Video of Deck Refinishing in San Diego
Deck Refinishing in San Diego Teak & Deck Professionals, a Southern California Deck Restoration company, just published a brief video showcasing examples of their amazing deck refinishing in San Diego. The video, only about 30 seconds in length, shows sets of before and after photos and gives contact info to the company’s website.  It can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQtl07S_ffk.  Many more picture are available at Teak & Deck Professional's web site gallery of deck refinishing pictures. Why Don't More People Know About Deck...

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New Video for Teak Refinishing in San Diego
teak refinishing Video! Teak & Deck Professionals just published a brief video showcasing examples of their amazing teak furniture refinishing transformations. The video, only about 30 seconds in length, shows sets of before and after photos and gives contact info to the company's website. The video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4dtnQmmV14 . The pictures shown are normal, everyday examples of teak refinishing projects that can also be done for your teak furniture. Most consumers still are not aware of the radical...

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Cleaning Outdoor Teak Furniture
Cleaning Outdoor Teak Furniture If you own outdoor teak furniture, now is the perfect time to get it in shape for Spring and Summer.  Cleaning outdoor teak with the right materials and a little hard work or you can trust the cleaning and sealing to a service company like Teak & Deck Professionals. When cleaning outdoor teak furniture, use a mild house detergent to scrub away all discoloration and then rinse your pieces well. You can also use a commercial-grade oxygen...

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Should You Seal New Teak Furniture?
To Seal or Not Seal new teak furniture? A question we get all the time in our office is whether or not new teak furniture should be sealed. The simplest answer is a resounding 'yes' but there are reasons why some people may not choose to seal their pieces when new. Here are the top 3 reasons to seal pieces when new, along with reasons for not sealing as well. 1) Keep your teak furniture looking like-new all the time -...

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How Will the Rain in Southern California Affect Your Teak?
With all the rain we've been getting over the past week in Southern California, many of our customers are asking if there is anything they should be doing to safeguard their teak furniture. The short answer is "nothing". As long as you perform regular annual or semi-annual maintenance to your teak furniture, including the application of a marine-grade penetrating sealer, your teak furniture is prepared to withstand downpours and hold up against the strongest UV damage. It is only with...

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Teak & Deck Professionals Restores 10,000th Piece of Teak Furniture!
10,000 Pieces of teak furniture and Counting! Teak & Deck Professional is proud to announce that it has recently restored it's 10,000th piece of teak furniture. "With residential and commercial customers all across Southern California, including San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, we're not surprised that we reached this milestone but are certainly proud of its meaning", states owner, Drew Isaacman. "With over 800 active customers, we also maintain these same pieces that we once brought back to life,...

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New Eco-Friendy Deck Stains Used by Teak & Deck Professionals
Teak & Deck Professionals has recently started using an eco-friendly deck stain with tremendous results. Penofin's new Verde line of eco-friendly, no VOC deck stains provides the best protection for hardwood decks in a no-VOC formula that is friendly to the environment. "We have always been big fans of Penofin's products and this new Verde line of stains does not disappoint", states Teak & Deck owner, Drew Isaacman. "This product has no odor, making it ideal...

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Preparing Your Teak Furniture for the Winter Weather
Preparing Teak Furniture for Wintertime While winters are certainly not harsh here in Southern California, your teak furniture will be exposed to more rain than normal over the coming few months. Combined with the regular sunlight that we receive in the winter, your teak furniture needs to be well protected for the coming months. Here are some ways to ensure that your furniture will looks its best going forward: 1) Make sure that the teak sealer on your outdoor teak furniture...

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Deck Cleaning In San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles
Even though the weather is turning here in Southern California, now is the perfect time to restore or refinish a graying and unprotected hardwood deck. While many people put such deck refinishing jobs off until Spring, now is the time to renew the protection on your deck so it can stand up to the wet weather over the months ahead. By restoring your deck now, your will protect the wood while also having a good looking surface...

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Teak and Deck Professionals New Website Launched
 Teak & Deck Professionals launched a new website in September of 2010. The new site, located at www.teakandddeck.com, contains helpful information of teak refinishing and deck cleaning while showing off the many customer pictures taken over the past year. Have a look around and let us know what you think. Check this blog often for updates regarding teak refinishing, deck restoration and stone cleaning and sealing in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.

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