Jul 17, 2014 - Furniture & Decor    No Comments

Easy Maintenance Tips for Outdoor Teak Furniture

If you want a style of furniture that will add elegance and style to any outdoor area used for relaxing or entertainment, consider investing in teak furniture. Customers who buy the best teak furniture in Singapore are rewarded with furniture that is not only beautiful to look at but also a very durable furniture choice. Teak furniture that is properly maintained can provide enjoyment for years to come without splitting, cracking or inviting termites.

Homeowners love the fact that outdoor teak furniture requires very little in the way of maintenance. On a regular basis, it’s important to use a soft scrub brush to apply warm soapy water to brush away any accumulation of dirt and dust that gathers over time. Use clean water to rinse away any remaining soap and let your furniture air dry. If the furniture shows any grease spots, use a mild degreasing agent, and rinse again with clean water. For scratches or very stubborn stains, use a light grade sandpaper to gently scrub these away.

Teak Wood cleaner and protector

 
Over time, teak furniture loses its original natural honey-brown color and takes on an attractive silver-grey patina within about a year’s time of being left outdoors. If you want to retain the original color of outdoor teak furniture, invest in a solvent-based teak sealer and apply this about once every 6 months. It’s important to choose a high-grade teak sealer, the kind used on the outdoor decks of boats. Applying this sealer will also protect your outdoor teak furniture against moisture, mildew and the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays, but take care to only apply a very thin coat and only use sealer on clean wood. If your furniture already exhibits a silver patina from age, you can purchase a special teak cleaner solution in order to restore your furniture to its original lighter honey-brown color.

 

Teak furniture

You can further protect your outdoor teak furniture when not in use by covering it with breathable material specifically designed to allow air to circulate yet keep off dust and debris. Do not use vinyl or plastic tarps to cover teak furniture because it will trap moisture underneath which can damage the teak wood. Outdoor teak furniture can be stored inside during winter but should not be exposed to heat as this can cause cracks in the wood. Before using the furniture again, make sure to tighten all joint fasteners which can loosen over time.

With just a little investment of time, money and cleaning materials, you can keep your outdoor teak furniture looking beautiful and aging gracefully. By properly knowing how to clean, seal and store teak furniture, you can ensure that your furniture will enhance outdoor areas for years to come.

 

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