The exotic wood teak is rot-proof. It has a built-in resistance to attacks from wood-eating insects and bad weather, as well as from mold and repeated UV exposure. Among the few kinds of wood, it is also rust-resistant. It is therefore suitable for outdoor use due to its light brown color. Due to this, teak garden furniture is widely available, including lovely outdoor teak tables and chairs. Should a set of teak garden furniture be protected, you might be asking. We can provide you with all the outdoor teak maintenance advice you require.
Tips for How to Protect Teak Outdoor Furniture
Protecting the Surface
Outdoor teak furniture from a neighbor is delivered untreated. Over time, if you don’t do anything, it will turn gray. We advise not treating the teak and letting it acclimate to the environment of your room. Teak can be cleaned with soap and water as often as necessary as it ages, and a teak shield can be applied to prevent surface stains and watermarks.
When your furniture is delivered, give it a thorough cleaning and apply a teak protector if you prefer to keep the furniture’s original honey color. Teak sealer should be evenly applied with a cloth before being allowed to dry in the sun. You might need to re-seal your teak furniture once or twice a year, depending on where you live. Although honey-colored teak is slick and fashionable, it needs regular upkeep. Since it needs less general maintenance, we frequently advise letting the teak turn grey.
Removing Stains, Mold, and Mildew
Spills should be cleaned as soon as they occur using a sponge or soft bristle brush and some mild soap and water. Teak is naturally resistant to mold, but stains and other particles left on the product are not. Clean up any dirt and debris, and keep an eye out for any water or debris accumulation on the surface your teak furniture is resting on. We suggest using a teak cleaner for yearly maintenance or mold. In order to prevent mildew growth, if the furniture becomes extremely wet, let it air dry in the sun before covering it. After cleaning your teak furniture, give it a thorough rinse and, if possible, let it dry outside in the sun.
Items Needed for At-home Teak Cleaning and Care
• Mild dish-soap
• A sponge
• A gentle scrub brush
• Fine Sandpaper
• Golden Care Teak Shield
• Golden Care 3-in-1 Care Kit
Storage and Off-season Protection
You can significantly extend the life of your furniture by covering it with a waterproof, tear-proof protective cover. You’ll want a cover with air vents for ventilation and buckles or cinches so it will stay in place on windy days. We sell a protective cover that is specially made to fit all of our teak furniture, which is ideal for safeguarding your furniture investment. Keep the cushions on your Neighbor teak outdoor furniture when using a protective cover.
Even with the protective cover on, keep an eye out for mold and mildew in humid environments and shaded areas. Remove the cover from your furniture and let it air dry if you believe it to be damp. Additionally, you might want to periodically inspect the wood under the cover. Mold growth may occur if the furniture is not given a chance to dry out if it is placed in a snowy, damp, or shaded area.
Can Teak Furniture Stay Outdoors Year-Round?
The answer to this question is generally “yes” because teak wood is made to be weatherproof and because this style of furniture is typically made to withstand all types of weather. However, this does not imply that teak outdoor furniture doesn’t need to be maintained or cared for.
Air pollution frequently leaves traces on teak furniture and over time may even cause structural damage to the wood. Most frequently, teak becomes blackened or darkened by pollutants like a saltwater vapor, plant algae, and chemicals in rainwater, leaving blotches and streaks on its surface. Untreated wood deteriorates as a result of exposure to direct sunlight as well, becoming dry, brittle, and grey.
Teak Oil Vs. Teak Sealer
Teak oil is used to give the surface of teak furniture a glossy, deeper color, but it only lasts for a few weeks and does not extend the life of your teak furniture. The natural oils of teak differ from teak oil. High-quality teak contains the most natural teak oil, which shields the wood from rot, insects, and water damage.
On the other hand, teak protection from teak sealer/protector is beneficial. By shielding your furniture from UV rays, teak sealer/protector helps keep the teak’s golden color. Use a teak sealer or protector on an annual or biannual basis to stop your furniture from fading to a grey color as it ages.
Teak outdoor furniture can add elegance to any patio, porch, or backyard, but if you don’t take care of the wood, it can also start to look pretty bad. Fortunately, there are techniques for restoring teak furniture so that it remains beautiful year after year.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you maintain the appearance of your furniture.