Teak is an increasingly popular choice of material for outdoor furniture because of its durability and the low level of maintenance involved. If you do not have the time or desire to maintain your furniture regularly, just a cleaning every now and then will suffice for teak furniture, which will take on a lovely silver-grey tinge if you go for this option. This is because teak produces its own oil and comes with a high wax content. One benefit of this oil is that it waterproofs your furniture and protects it from insects that feed on oil. This means that teak furniture can be left outdoors, with full exposure to the elements, with little to no problem.
In this article, we share with you some top tips on how to maintain and care for your outdoor teak furniture to enhance its durability.
Going for the Silver-Grey Look
As mentioned above, just an occasional cleaning is enough if you want your teak furniture to fade to an elegant shade of silver-grey. This look is sought after amongst many homeowners and require little effort to achieve. To clean your teak furniture, some dish soap mixed with water will do. There are also cleaning solutions that have been specially formulated for teak which can brighten up the wood. Cleaning can be done seasonally alongside a regular dusting to keep your furniture clean and presentable.
Keeping it A Golden Honey Color
If you intend to keep your teak furniture at its natural golden honey color, a bit more effort is required. This includes applying sealant annually. Keep in mind that the color of your furniture when the sealant is applied is the color it will be maintained at. If your teak furniture has already faded to a silver-grey, its natural color cannot be restored by applying sealant. However, you can lock in your desired faded color with sealant.
Below are some steps to take for applying teak sealant:
- Clean your furniture with a cloth and some dish soap.
- Allow it to dry in the sun for a minimum of two weeks before applying sealant.
If you are looking for a professional to help you with sealing teak furniture, look no further than Teak & Deck Professionals. We use a high-quality product that works well in different climates and it has been praised by many customers for the look and durability it offers.
Caring for Teak Furniture Off Season
One of the great things about teak furniture is that it can be left outdoors all year round. However, you may want to consider storing your teak furniture indoors or covering them during winter to keep them in tiptop condition and prolong their lifespan. Ensuring that no water has been allowed to pool around or under your furniture will go a long way in teak furniture maintenance as well.
Work with Teak & Deck Professionals for Teak Furniture Maintenance
Do you have teak furniture that requires restoration, refinishing or sealing? If so, Teak & Deck Professionals is up to the job. We are committed to providing excellent customer service at the most competitive prices. Please feel free to contact us for a quote today.