Caring For Teak
Left alone to age, the natural color of outdoor teak furniture will patina to a soft, silver-grey. Treating teak furniture with teak oil or other preservatives is not needed to protect your furniture and it will not extend the life of your furniture.
In humid or wet climates, or after rains, the wood may naturally expand and contract, causing the grain to rise. This is to be expected with exposure to the elements and will stabilize after the initial weathering occurs. Small surface cracks may appear this is a characteristic of all timbers and will not affect the strength or durability of the furniture. This is due to the changes in seasons and the wood releasing or drawing in moisture from the air.
- Apply teak oil to maintain the colour of new teak and prevent it from weathering to gray
- Teak oil will also help brighten and lighten wood
- Apply wood sealer once a year to remove surface dust, dirt, and stains
- Wood sealer will also create a moisture barrier to repel water