How Do I Care for My Teak Wood Furniture?
Teak wood is an extremely durable wood that can easily last a lifetime. However, as with anything else, it will look as beautiful as long as it lasts with a little care and routine maintenance. Luckily, teak wood is relatively low maintenance and doesn’t require much attention because it has its own natural internal oils that help preserve it. A little tender, love, and care just helps it regain a magnificent sheen. Here, we will give you a few tips on how to properly care for your teak wood furniture.
Rinse thoroughly after each use.
Your teak wood furniture, just like your shower walls, easily attracts soap scum while you shower. To prevent runoff from building up on your teak shower bench, simply rinse off your teak wood shower furniture after each use. For other household teak wood furniture, rinse or wipe off contaminants as necessary. Prevention is key for keeping your teak wood looking beautiful!
Wash with soap and water.
If you do end up getting soap scum build-up on your teak wood shower furniture or your have weather stains on your teak patio furniture, you can easily clean the surface with some warm water and dish soap. If you have some stubborn stuck-on stains or deep grime clinging to your wood furniture, simply use a soft-bristle brush to gently scrub the furniture to remove residue from the wood grain. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your furniture to prevent leaving behind dish soap residue!
Use teak cleaner and brightener.
If your teak wood is badly weathered or has been neglected to the point that it takes on a grey or black appearance, simply rinsing it off will not to the trick. AquaTeak has created a specially formulated cleaner for teak wood furniture. Apply teak cleaner & brightener to the surface of your teak wood furniture, then use a stiff-bristled brush to spread the product. Allow it to sit for two-three minutes before scrubbing with the grain of the wood. Rinse thoroughly and inspect for cleanliness. Extremely dirty wood may require a second application and additional scrubbing. Once your teak furniture is cleaned, revive its beauty with some teak oil.
Give it an oil rub down.
Teak wood makes its own oil, naturally within the wood that keeps it healthy and gives it its natural waterproof quality. Over time, you may notice that your teak wood doesn’t look as impressive as it did when you brought it home, but have no fear, there is an easy fix! Simply rub your teak wood furniture down with teak oil. Be careful, though, you only need a very minimal amount to refresh your wood. Simply apply a small amount to the wood in a buffing motions and voilà!
Teak wood is naturally brilliantly beautiful with a gorgeous shine that will make people envious. Teak wood is also incredibly durable and is able to withstand most assaults mother nature can weather. One of the biggest benefits to owning teak wood furniture is that when the wood begins to show signs of a well-used life, it is simple to take away the traces of age and use and revive the natural splendor the wood has to offer. If you are in the market for teak wood furniture or teak wood treatment products, check out our selection at AquaTeak!