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
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 chairs out of the way and sweep debris to the ground. Using your garden hose with a nozzle, give the wood, stone, or concrete a blasting (go easy on broken spots), starting at the house end and working outward. While you’re at it, spray surrounding greenery to minimize damage from soap runoff later. For problematic grease or mildew stains (read: those you can still see when the furniture is replaced), sprinkle on a little laundry detergent — powder with bleach is best — and rub it in with your broom.
After a few minutes, rinse. Freshen furniture Fill a bucket with water and add a few squirts of mild dish soap to make an all-purpose cleaner for plastic, wicker, wrought iron, aluminum, wood furniture, even vinyl cushions. Hose off everything (including the underside of each piece) to remove cobwebs, dirt, and leaves. Grab a cloth in one hand and a non-scratch scrubbing pad in the other. Dip the cloth into the bucket and clean the top surfaces of the table and chairs (skip the legs and undersides — no one will notice). Use the scrubbie to zap any stuck-on gunk. Rinse again; set items on their sides to drain.Pretty up plants Nothing’s as unappealing as foliage that’s had its day. If plants can’t be revived, it’s time to toss them. Swap in new blooms and plop them, pots and all, into your planters. Elevate on stands (make one out of bricks, if you have them handy) to keep trapped moisture from causing mildew. Just repot plants properly before the hot days of July — removing from their plastic containers, covering in potting soil, and watering thoroughly. [READ MORE] All of this activity creates the stage for your party. Southern California is after all blessed with truly beautiful weather. So there you are, the perfect host or hostess, getting ready for your guests. All you need to do is clean your teak.
However, sometimes, you may need to do more. Why? Well, sometimes a party is also about the image that you want to give off as the host or hostess.
Teak Restoration: When Should You Do It?
Visually inspect your teak deck or furniture. Any discoloration or weathering? How about scratches or scuffs? If you answer yes to any of these questions, a simple cleaning may not be enough. You may actually need to call in a teak restoration service to bring your teak to the level you want.
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