Tuesday, July 2, 2013

How to Clean and Brighten a Teak Table

This is an excellent demonstration of how to clean a teak outdoor table the right way. He uses simple tools such as a soft brush. It is good that he does not use a teak oil. It is not recommended to use teak oil for teak patio furniture. In the video, he uses a teak cleaner, which is great for teak wood.

Tips for Teak Furniture Care

Teak furniture is the top quality furniture available. Teak outdoor furniture is also very easy to care for. Teak wood has special qualities that make it the best for use outside. It requires just a small amount maintenance to look good for many years.

It is good to clean your teak patio furniture occasionally in order to remove any buildup of dust. The easiest is to spray with a hose under low pressure to rinse the dust away. Afterwards, while using a soft brush, rub the teak wood delicately with a solution of warm water, detergent, and a few tablespoons of bleach. After this, rinse again using clean water. Dry the surface with a towel finally.

Teak patio furniture which remains outdoors will by nature start to gradually fade color from the honey tone of new wood to become a silver color. This process of teak wood becoming gray patina is normal and purely cosmetic. The process does not affect the durability of your teak garden furniture.

Some people really like the golden color of brand new teak furniture and apply teak oil as a method to maintain the gold color. But teak oil is a bad idea because it needs to be used every few once you begin using it. Oils could also raise the likelihood for mildew to appear. A better idea is to apply teak sealer once a year after cleaning your teak patio furniture in order to try to preserve the golden honey color.

You might want to buy furniture covers for your outdoor teak furniture, in particular for the winter season or if you live in an area that gets a lot of dust. If you opt to use covers, make certain to get a furniture cover made made from a material that breathes. Do not use a plastic cover that will trap moisture. This raises the chance of mildew forming on the surface.

Stubborn stains including coffee or red wine can get taken care of by a light sanding of the outer most layer of your teak outdoor. Start by using a medium paper and then finish with a fine grade to make the surface of the teak nice and smooth. Sanding is another way to bring out the honey glow of teak wood because you will expose a fresh layer of wood which is still saturated with oil from the wood.

So you can see, your teak garden furniture should last a lifetime with not so much care for you to do. As it lasts for so long, teak wood is better than other types of hardwood. You will know that any teak dining set you purchase in the present will be handed down to your children and grandchildren.