Take care of your Teak!
Tips and instructions on how to take care of your Teak
PRESERVE - RESTORE - MAINTAIN
Tips/Instructions for maintaining Teak furniture:
DIRT: Dirt and dust will settle on the
furniture. It is a good idea from time to time to
clean all of the visible surfaces of the wood. Use
a dry, clean cloth and dust your teak furniture
like you would your other aesthetic surfaces. Do
this weekly to prolong the life of your finish. If
the furniture is extra dirty, try using a wet
moist cloth. Periodically or when needed, you can hose down your furniture, with careful
attention to clean the underneath of the furniture. Please make sure to wipe down the furniture
afterwards and do not leave any standing water on the teak.
WATER STAINS: Drinks, sprinklers, and chlorine will all leave water marks on your teak
furniture. Use a coaster when eating at the table. If the sprinklers are hitting your furniture
you will only damage the teak. Try to adjust the sprinklers so they do not hit the furniture.
Please dry off before sitting on your teak furniture. In order to help prevent water marks,
simply wipe areas where water collects & drips. If you require extra protection on your table
tops, then consider clear coating. See clear coating in the services section.
STAINS: To remove dried food particles, oil or grease stains that may not come off with a
wet rag, try using diluted simple green and water. If the stain persists, you may sand the stain
out with 150 grit sand paper. You will need to reseal the area that was sanded. Call our
office and we can ship you a quart of your chosen sealer.
DRIPS: The morning dew and a wet
environment can cause drips on your teak
furniture. Do not be alarmed by this. Simply
rub the drips with a wet cloth and apply light
pressure to remove the drips. Sometimes, new
teak can leach natural oils out of the wood. This
is natural and these drips can be removed with a
light grit sand paper if the wet rag does not
work. You will need to reseal the area