How to Care for Your Teak Outdoor Furniture
In the same way that all growing things in your garden need some love and attention, the same applies to outdoor furniture. Outdoor garden furniture made from teak is renowned for its high quality and durability during all seasons and weather conditions and therefore is an excellent investment. After all, teak has been used in shipbuilding for centuries.
Even though teak resists rot and abrasion quite well and generally is very low-maintenance, taking care of your teak outdoor furniture will ensure years of use without worry.
Cleaning Teak Outdoor Furniture
Teak garden furniture is perfect for use outdoors since it is naturally durable against various weather conditions. Despite that, you should apply basic routine care.
During everyday use, your outdoor furniture can naturally acquire some dust or dirt on it. Teak garden furniture care on an everyday level is easy since you only need to use a soft cloth or a soft brush to remove any dirt or dust. For more stubborn stains like bird droppings, for example, you can use warm water and again a soft cloth or a smooth brush.
Cleaning teak outdoor furniture is easy since you not only don't need to but, shouldn't use chemical cleaners and harsh brushes. As it sometimes happens during barbecues or other garden gatherings, spills are bound to occur.
Sauces, wine, and juices should all be cleaned off with a soft and absorbent cloth, and you can use some warm water to clean off the stain. If a small stain remains, there is no need to get aggressive with it as it will naturally fade out due to being exposed to the environment.
Even though teak furniture is safe to be kept outside throughout the winter, you can use a breathable furniture cover to avoid the need for excessive spring cleaning due to bird droppings or any other environmental factors. Teak wood care and cleaning should be done when the weather and the furniture are dry. Avoid pressure washing as it can affect the durability of teak wood.
Teak Wood Care
To ensure the longevity of your teak outdoor furniture, we recommend using a high-quality teak sealer and teak oil. Both products have been created to ensure safeguarding your teak furniture from environmental elements and enhance the natural durability of teak wood.
Teak oil helps to condition your teak wood furniture and give it the necessary nourishment after being exposed to various weather conditions and environmental factors. Garden furniture oil gives your furniture shine and nourishment but doesn't affect breathability.
Teak sealant offers protection and ensures that your teak outdoor furniture will serve you a long time. While still allowing breathability, teak sealant offers UV protection from the sun, as well as prevents mildew growth among other benefits.
Both the teak oil and teak sealant should be used annually for garden furniture care. These should be applied to clean and dry furniture in several layers with a soft cloth or a smooth brush.