Teak 101: How to Care for Teak Wood Furniture

Teak is an extremely durable wood, extracted from a tree known as Tectona Grandis. Furniture made of Teak is extremely popular all over the world due to its durability and aesthetic appeal.

Unlike other types of wood, Teak does not require a great deal of maintenance; however, the wood is expensive and you want to make sure that it stays in perfect condition for many years.

Here are some of the ways in which you can care for teak wood furniture:

Clean the furniture

Teak wood is used for both outdoor and indoor furniture. Usually the color of outdoor furniture changes after some time to silver. Most people find this color very attractive. However, outdoor furniture is also susceptible to dirt and dust, which can make the furniture dull.

Teak is resistant to water. However, without proper care, mildew can build up on the furniture. This can affect the aesthetics of your furniture.

Washing your furniture using a little bit of soap and some mild water can help prevent these issues. Make it a point to use soft plastic brushes instead of metal ones to ensure that you do not scratch the surface.

Oil the furniture

While most people like the silver color of their outdoor furniture, there are others who prefer the brown-golden color. Regularly oiling your furniture after every 2 or 3 months prevents it from losing its color and weathering.

Before you oil your furniture, make sure that there is no dirt or dust. You will also need to remove natural oils that build up on the surface of your furniture over time before you apply a new coat of oil.

It important to make sure that the furniture is dry in order to ensure that the wood retains its original character.

Commonly used oils include Tung and Linseed oil. People also use additives like mildew retardants and UV blockers. You also need to make sure that sunlight does not directly reach your outdoor furniture.

Make sure that you wipe spills immediately

In case you spill something on your furniture, wipe it off immediately. Use a soft cloth or a sponge.

Press the cloth on the spill in order to ensure it absorbs the liquid. Follow up with a damp piece of cloth after you wipe down the spill.

Also, try to avoid placing any kind of sharp objects or utensils near your furniture.

While the demand of teakwood furniture continues to grow, its supply is comparatively low. This presents investment opportunities for businesspersons. Tectona Grandis is a tree found in tropical regions like Belize.

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