Friday, 15 March 2013

Cleaning Tips For Indoor Teak Furniture

There are numerous benefits to using teak furniture inside the home - it's elegant, comfortable, lightweight, and the natural tan color it possesses is easy to match with other decor styles. Like any type of furniture, though, you'll need to occasionally clean and care for it; otherwise, it will accumulate dirt and dust from air. Thankfully, this is a fairly easy and straightforward process, which we are going to take a closer look at here.

Dusting Indoor Teak Furniture

It should go without saying that dusting is a necessary process that everyone should spend some time doing to their indoor teak furniture. Even if it "appears" clean and dust-free, chances are there are still some particles on the surface. Allowing these particles to accumulate can actually alter the color of the teak wood. Dust will gather on the furniture and slowly make its way down into the pores. This can lead to your furniture fading and becoming less vibrant than it once was.

So, what's the best approach for dusting indoor teak furniture? I recommend wiping it down with a dry microfiber cloth to remove the dust in a safe and effective manner. Some people may spray a bit of furniture polish on their teak pieces, but this generally isn't necessary. In fact, the wrong type of furniture polish will leave behind a layer of harsh chemicals that may damage the surface of your furniture. For this reason, it's recommended that you stick with a basic microfiber cloth and avoid the use of cleaning or dusting agents.

Soap & Water

If you notice a sticky area on your indoor teak furniture, you'll probably have to do a little more work than just dusting it to get it clean. It should go without saying that you'll want to avoid spilling soda, drinks and other liquids on your teak furniture, but accidents do happen. To clean such a mess, fill a small bowl or bucket with warm water and a small amount of mild dish soap. Next, soak a hand cloth in the soapy solution and ring it out. You can then use this towel to gently scrub off any sticky area on your indoor teak furniture. Depending on the severity of the stain or spill, it should come off without much of a problem. When you are finished, wipe the furniture back down with a clean towel to keep it dry. Sorry if you were expecting more, but that's all it takes to clean indoor teak furniture!


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