We will keep your teak clean, protected and looking great year round.
Teak furniture is a great addition to your patio or porch, but in order to keep it beautiful, it must be maintained. While teak is considered low-maintenance, there are still things you should do to keep your furniture looking its best and to protect the wood’s integrity for years to come. When properly treated, teak furniture will last a lifetime, making it one of the most environmentally-friendly woods you can use for outdoor furniture.
Our Outdoor Teak Maintenance Services
You can sit back and enjoy the furniture or deck you’ve invested in and leave the maintenance tasks to us. Teak and Deck Professionals offers a complete Teak and Wood maintenance service that will protect your outdoor woods and keep them looking great all year long. On a regular basis we will review the state of your wood and conduct one or all of the following services as described below.
Cleaning is a common upkeep task for your teak furniture. Using professional cleansers that will not harm your wood we will remove all dirt and debris from the surface of your wood. This alone helps prevent mold and mildew growth that could damage your wood.
Fine Teak Sanding
In some cases a light sanding may be required to remove deeper stains or blemishes that have appeared on your wood. If this is required our pro’s will use fine grit sanding techniques to gently remove all contaminates. Once completed your wood will be perfectly prepared to accept a Ph Balancing treatment and fresh stain and seal.
Ph Balancing and Wood Brightener
While your wood is outside it is exposed to acidic rain, salt from coastal fogs and even chemicals from our gentle rains. The Ph Wood Balancer restores your wood back to its natural Ph Balance. The added bonus is that this naturally brightens the tone of your wood preparing it perfectly for a stain and seal.
Teak Stain and Protective Seal
One of the most important treatments we provide for regular maintenance is that of applying a new coat of stain and seal. We will use the stain color of your preference and the deep sealing features of our sealer will protect your wood from the inside out. Your furniture will be dry to the touch and ready to use within 24 hours.
Tips for Buying Teak Furniture
Maintaining teak furniture actually starts when you purchase your patio set. Look for certain characteristics in the teak furniture you buy and you will have much less maintenance!
You want teak that comes from sustainable sources and from carefully controlled plantations that specialize in growing this type of wood. While almost anyone could theoretically grow teak, the experts know how to assess their wood and sell only top-quality lumber.
When you choose your furniture, look for pieces made using using traditional construction techniques such as doweled mortise and tenon joints with dowels made of teak. Cheaper furniture often substitutes lower-grade wood for “hidden” components, a sure sign that the furniture will not last.
Maintaining Teak Furniture for Do It Yourselfers
There are few tasks you can perform along with a couple do’s and don’ts to help protect your wood and keep it looking great.
Do Not Use Teak Oil on Outdoor Furniture. Teak oil is best used for indoor wood furniture not exposed to the elements. Teak oil used outdoors can build up, lead to mildew and may result in irregular coloring as the piece weathers.
Clean with a mild soap and bristle brush. This will restore the teak to its original honey color. Never use harsh cleaners and never use bleach. If you like the gray, weathered look, do not use soap; instead, just let the teak weather naturally, moving the furniture around if some pieces are frequently in shaded areas to provide uniform weathering.
Keep it covered. You can also keep your teak looking good by covering it when not in use for long periods of time. However, do not use plastic tarps which trap in the moisture; instead, choose a breathable cover such as cotton or linen.
Have Questions? Feel free to contact Teak & Deck professionals with any questions about your teak furniture. We are happy to provide professional cleaning and maintenance information.