Now is the time to prepare your teak patio furniture enable reuse for outdoor living and entertaining when the seasons change. Here are simple steps:
1) Clean your deck and teak furniture with soft power wash before it dry. Make sure use wide angle power needle to wash teak patio furniture any eroding to teak wood.
2) It common to see some checking ( small cracks ) on teak furniture, Just apply glue and sand it to make smooth surface.
3) Apply Teak protector or Shield or Oil.
Teak ranks among today’s most beautiful, best quality, and longest lasting manufactured timbers. This straight-grained hardwood boasts an abundance of natural oils, a distinctive aromatic scent, high density, and coarse texture. Embedded resinous oils with insect-repelling properties provide strong termite defenses. Thanks to teak’s durability, it is nearly impervious to extreme weather effects. It resists rotting, warping, and splintering from snow, frost, rain, and sunshine exposure. Following basic outdoor furniture care steps including cleaning, covering, and storing will prolong this durable wood’s life and beauty.
As honey gold teak weathers over time, it morphs into a subtle silvery patina. Depending on your climates’ rain and sunlight amounts, that progression takes around nine months. During that interval, you may notice the grain lift slightly on arm and leg tops plus some minor cracks. This temporary appearance is teak’s natural expansion and contraction process — not a defect. The grain’s initial smooth finish will return upon weathering completion. Continued exposure will eventually transform untreated lumber into an attractive darker gray tone.
Cleaning and Restoring
Clean your deck and teak furniture with soft power wash before it dry. Make sure use wide angle power needle to wash teak patio furniture any eroding to teak wood. Then rub in a teak cleanser or dip a sponge in warm water before applying gentle hand soap. Rub fine-grit sandpaper to remove bird droppings, rust stains, and other small imperfections. A diluted oxygen bleach solution will kill mildew and remove stains. Scrub lightly but thoroughly with a soft brush for deep cleaning. After a warm-water rinse, remove any residue with a wet cloth. Pat dry. For your patio furniture to keep its natural golden color and not turn silver, sand it all over lightly. Treat it with a teak protectant or oil. Penetrating and nourishing oils can help preserve the original finish and even restore the lumber’s like-new beauty after its gray evolution. Most teak oils contain UV-shielding ingredients to help the wood hold its raw, warm shade — even in bright sunlight. Repeat the oiling routine every three months for lasting effects. Treated teak can stay outside year round. You can also look two minutes video for How to restore teak furniture.
Cushions Cleaning: Many woven outdoor fabrics undergo chemical treatments during the manufacturing process to resist moisture, mildew, sun damage, stains, and fading. Take off removable cushion covers for washing. Add bleach to kill any mildew during laundering, if labels allow. Replace dry pads and pillows inside clean, dry covers. To remove stains and spills from permanent covers, make a 1-cup bleach/1-gallon water solution. Test some inconspicuous place first. Then saturate a brush or rag with the mixture. Scrub the whole cushion. Rinse with water well and air dry. Heavy downpours or extended showers may cause some rainwater to penetrate your outdoor cushions’ foam cores. Stand them up vertically with their seam or open zipper sides facing downward to help water drain and speed up drying. That takes 24 to 48 hours typically, depending on saturation levels and weather conditions. When you are not using cushions, placing them upright within furniture frames will decrease surface areas susceptible to moisture and promote faster drying.
Umbrellas: Clean umbrella fabrics with a mild detergent and brush. Dry in full open position. Lubricate switches, pivots, and locks.