By Donald Rinchen

Teak patio furniture is the most excellent quality outdoor furniture in the world. Outdoor teak furniture is also very easy to care for. Teak wood has special properties that make teak furniture ideal for using outdoors. Teak furniture requires only a little care to have a long lifespan.

Teak is one of the more costly woods. On the other hand, you should consider that teak outdoor furniture is a great investment on account of its stability.

You should clean up your teak sometimes to remove a buildup of dust. The easiest is to spray with a garden hose without high pressure to rinse the dust off. Afterwards, with a soft-bristled brush, scrub the furniture gently with a mix of water, detergent, and a few spoonfuls of bleach. If you use too much bleach will give a light color so using bleach is up to your judgement. After this, rinse again using clean water. Pat the surface dry using a towel or large rag to finish.

Outdoor teak furniture that is kept outside will naturally begin to slowly alter color from the honey shade of freshly cut wood to become a silver-gray patina. The process of teak changing to silver-gray is harmless and just affects the outer appearance. The process does not reduce the strength of your outdoor teak furniture.

Some buyers really like the honey tone of fresh teak outdoor furniture and make use of teak oil in order to restore it. But teak oil is not good because it has to be retreated every three or four from the time you start applying it. Teak oil could also raise the likelihood for mildew and black spots to appear. A better idea is to use teak sealer yearly after cleaning your teak outdoor furniture to try to restore the golden honey color.

You may opt to employ furniture covers for your teak patio furniture, in particular in the winter season or if your home is in a location that has a lot of dust. If you want to use covers, be sure to use a furniture cover made made from a material that breathes. Do not choose a cover made from plastic which is going to collect moisture. This raises the likelihood of mildew growing on the surface of the wood.

Stubborn stains including red wine can get taken care of with sanding the very top layer of the teak outdoor furniture. Begin with a mid grade sandpaper and after that end with a fine grade to get a smooth outer finish. Sanding is another method to bring out the honey coloring of teak furniture as you will expose a fresh level of teak that is still saturated with the oil of the wood.

Regardless if your furniture is a teak rocker or a teak shower mat, a bit of care will go far.

Now you can see, your teak patio furniture is likely to last a lifetime with just a little care on your part. Since it will last for so long, teak is preferred over other varieties of hardwood. You can know that a teak furniture set you get today can be handed down to your children.

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