All Teak Furniture
- Laundry detergent
- 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
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