Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Super Simple Teak Wood Maintenance

If you want to keep your teak wood furniture looking brand spanking new – even if it is decades and decades old – you’ll want to pay close attention to the super simple maintenance tips and tricks included below.

Sure, some people find that weathered teak wood looks great and distinguished when it acquires that subtle shade of gray, but others would like to have their teak wood furniture look just the same as when they bought it brand-new – completely regardless of how old a certain piece may be.

Use the “inside information” here and you will have furniture that looks show room ready all year round (for years and years to come) with absolutely no headache or hassle whatsoever!

Let’s dive right in!

Get rid of all that gray in a hurry! If your teak wood has already accumulated a bit of that gray finish that you aren’t wild about, don’t be fooled or tricked into thinking that it is anything permanent. Sure, it can be a bit difficult to get out unless you are using the right materials. But when you follow the directions below it will come out and your teak wood will be looking fantastic and fresh almost right away.

The first thing that you’re going to want to do is mix up a batch of water and trisodium phosphate. Depending upon how great your teak is the you’ll need to make the mixture a bit more “TSP rich”, using more trisodium phosphate than water in the concoction.

Then apply the mixture with a synthetic steel wool pad, scrubbing and rubbing the surface of your teak in the direction of the wood grain. After using a bit of elbow grease, you’ll find that the gray is gone forever – and you can move onto the next step to “lock in” that finish.

Prepare and protect your teak wood furniture with teak oil and sealers. Once you have of the surface looking the way you want it to end up, you’re going to want to prep and protect your teak wood finisher with the right teak oil products and sealers.

For one, you’re going to need to make sure that you have selected a high quality teak oil product that is perfect for the indoor/outdoor furniture that you own. This is definitely where want to invest a bit more money as opposed to going with a bargain basement solution – you will definitely get what you pay for.

After you have applied your teak oil and given it time to set in and “cure”, it’s time to apply a top coat of teak sealer – especially if you anticipate keeping the furniture outdoors or in an area where it will be exposed to water and humidity.

Just follow the directions on the box or bottle, and you’ll end up with fantastically fresh looking teak furniture for years and years to come!

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