Teak is one of the most beautiful and strong forms of wood that is used all over the world for creating different kinds of furniture pieces. Being one of the toughest and hardest forms of wood used all over the world, it is preferred for creating outdoor furnishings, doors and exterior window trims. While it is true that teak can easily withstand weather elements and deliver powerful performance even in harsh weather, it is still important to take care of outdoor teakwood furniture especially if you are looking to preserve its natural golden yellow, blond or honey color. You need to administer periodic attention and care to make it look as good as new.
When exposed to humid or moist environments, teakwood furniture may suffer from growth of mold and mildew. Therefore, if you are looking to preserve the appearance of new teak, it is always a good idea to make use of a product that allows you to seal teak and protect it from the harsh ultraviolet rays as well as the graying effect that it produces. Before applying the sealer, you need to first let your teak furnishings remain in the sun for about a few weeks. The rays of the sun are going to open the grains of the teak wood and make it easier for it to absorb the sealer. Before you apply the sealer, remove all dust and impurities from the surface of the furniture. Use a clean piece of cloth to apply the sealer all over the wood. Use at least two coats of the sealer to ensure complete protection.
You should also clean the teak from time to time to maintain its look. You can clean teak with water and mild detergent or make use of a product that is designed specifically for cleaning teak. Take a soft scrub brush or an abrasive pad to scrub the stained or soiled areas. Rinse gently to remove the debris and make sure that you keep the surface of the wood wet while cleaning it. You can also repeat this process to remove stubborn stains. Once the wood dries up, it will get back to its natural shade. Once this is done, you can reapply the teak sealer to protect it from weather damage.
By following the guidelines discussed above, you can also take good care of your outdoor teak furniture and make sure that they look as good as new for many years.