Can I wax outdoor teak furniture?

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Can I wax outdoor teak furniture?

Your Chic Teak furniture comes finished with either a coat of hand rubbed wax or unwaxed with a fine sanded finish. When the furniture is used indoors or under cover outdoors, just clean it and apply some furniture wax every couple of months and your furniture will look brand new again.

Can weathered teak be restored?

You can often restore weathered teak just by sanding it, but if the discoloration goes deep, or if there is a surface layer of mold, it may be easier to scrub it with a cleaner.

How long does it take teak to Patina?

Nearly all teak that is treated with normal teak-oil, turns gray in 4 to 8 weeks. After that, the teak needs to be cleaned and oil reapplied. Three or four treatments may be needed to maintain the teak for an entire season, which can be a lot of work.

Should you oil teak wood?

Teak, particularly the high quality grade A teak, naturally contains an abundance of oils. Unlike some wooden garden furniture sets which do benefit from an application of a treatment product, teak’s natural oils mean that this is completely unnecessary. There is simply no need to oil your teak garden furniture.

How do you keep teak from turning GREY?

To restore weathered teak, first clean teak furniture with Teak Cleaner and then apply Golden Sealer to prevent re-graying. Teak sealer is water-based, eco-friendly and won’t harm plants, lawn or animals. After an initial two-coat application of Teak sealer, simply recoat annually to preserve golden teak appearance.

Is it OK to sand teak wood?

Lightly sanding teak wood will reveal a fresh and glowing finish below the surface level. This will restore the original honey brown glow. Sanding can be a bit more difficult on furniture that has hard to reach areas so you have to work around these spots by hand.

Does teak wood need to be treated?

Because it is weather- and age-resistant, teak outdoor furniture naturally requires minimal maintenance. Over time, however, mildew can form and the teak finish may discolor, so maintaining teak furniture through regular cleanings and treatments is necessary to keep your teak looking its best.

Why does teak turn gray?

When the natural wood is exposed to sun and wind, the cells on the surface get dry and turn to the gray/silver color. They achieve this by using acid washes and other chemicals on the wood. This not only creates gray teak furniture but damages the wood and can affect the overall moisture resistance of the wood.

Does teak need to be sealed?

You should never oil sealed teak—it’s unnecessary since the sealant will already preserve the wood’s color. Applying teak oil could also reverse the sealant’s effect and promote the growth of fungus and mildew.

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