Teak Patio Furniture

If you love the look of natural wood furniture teak may be just what you’re looking for. This South East Asian native wood is gorgeous. It is typically a golden honey color and is highly prized in Asia for its great looks and many great features. It makes for a beautiful natural option when it comes to your patio and is also extremely comfortable as well. Unlike other synthetic products which deteriorate with age and look worse, teak actually looks better with age. It slowly changes in color to a distinguished silvery gray which looks amazing.

Teak patio furniture has another unique feature which makes it stand out among its competitors and even more desirable. This feature is that it requires virtually no maintenance or care other than an occasional cleaning. The reason for this is found in its oil. This oil which is produced by the teak wood makes

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Clean Teak Furniture

All Teak Furniture

Materials Needed

  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Soft-bristled brush

Whether treated or untreated, these first steps are the same. Fill a bucket with warm water adding in a drop of detergent with a splash of bleach. Use the soft brush to clean dirt from the furniture. Outdoor furniture can be caked with mud and dirt along the legs. Use careful strokes repeatedly instead of digging into the wood to remove dirt. Rinse soap suds from the furniture and allow it to dry.

If the furniture is to remain untreated to grow even more silvered with age and direct sunlight, the furniture can be set back outside. Some people like the silvered look so much, they will add sealant at this point to keep the wood protected and keep the soft gray look to the piece. After washing, the furniture can be set outside. If it needs sealant, … Read the rest

About Teak Wood Floor Maintenance

Teak cleaners

Using cleaners that are specifically made for cleaning teak wood are very helpful when you are getting rid of the mold and mildew that can form on the floors. This can cause black spots on your floors. On the market there are two types of cleaners available, which include:

  • One-part cleaners-these are more gentle in nature and require ten to fifteen minutes of gentle scrubbing.
  • Two part cleaners-these are a little harsher as the first part contains an acid application that is followed by slight scrubbing and then there is a neutralizer that is used to clean up the leftover acid.

Although they are effective in cleaning the black spots from your teak floor, they can damage the floor so you need to be careful how often you use them.

Vacuum every week

Another tip for teak wood floor maintenance is that you should vacuum them every week. … Read the rest