Teak Care

Teak: A Short Introduction

Teak is a tropical hardwood with a beautiful golden /honey brown color when it is new. Over time, as natural teak is exposed to the elements, it gradually changes color from the honey color of new teak to a silver-grey patina which distinguishes finely aged, outdoor teak. After a while this silver-grey patina deteriorates to a dark-grey and greenish look if it remains untreated.

Depending on the environment, natural greying and/or weathering may become noticeable after only a few weeks. In drier climates teak will take several months to weather. If teak is exposed to infrequent moisture, the color will fade slowly with minor discolouration. In moist climates, where furniture is subjected to regular dew and sunshine, teak furniture will weather more quickly.

Teak Care

 

Teak Care Products

Teak Care Products

Our range of teak care products including Teak Protector, Teak Patinizer and Teak Cleaner are all designed to enhance the appearance of your teak furniture.

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Care of Teak

Teak is a natural product which can vary in colour from light to dark brown. When left outdoors any colour variations will gradually even out. Leaving your furniture to weather naturally means that it will gradually develop a silver-grey patina and will blend beautifully into its surroundings. One of the attractions of teak outdoor furniture is that there is very little maintenance required. We suggest washing the furniture annually, preferably in the spring, using soapy water to remove any build up of dirt. Hose pipes, at normal water pressure, can be used.

Teak is a natural material and surface cracks can appear in the wood, particularly on heavier components and the end grain. This is perfectly natural and will not affect the strength.

Brassware

We recommend that all moving parts are checked for tightness at regular intervals. The process of folding and unfolding chairs for example can, over a period of time, loosen fittings. Please note that brassware will patinate/tarnish in the open air.

Will Teak maintain its Colour

Left untreated and exposed to the elements, teak will weather to a beautiful silver grey patina and darken slightly if kept indoors. Should you wish to maintain its colour, we would recommend applying our teak sealer, which will help your teak furniture maintain its colour for a much longer period.

 

This depends on the color that you prefer in your teak furniture. If you prefer the silver-gray, we recommend the Teak Patinizer. If you prefer the golden /honey brown of new teak, use Teak Protector.
If you would like to restore the colour to the natural silver use Teak Cleaner to clean and brighten the wood. Afterwards apply the Teak Patinizer to preserve the silver- gray color. If you prefer the color of new teak, use Teak Cleaner first to restore the color and apply the Teak Protector to preserve the color.
Yes. Soon after application our products will be dry and will protect the furniture from sun, rain and snow.
No. However, we recommend treatment prior to winter storage and at the beginning of the season when it is put to regular use.
Repeat the application of Teak Shield approx every 3 month’s depending on frequency of use.
If the honey brown colour is beginning to fade, lightly sand with sandpaper and apply 1 layer of Teak Protector followed by a layer of Teak Sealer Shield. After 2 years ( depending on weathering process ) clean with Teak Cleaner and sand lightly with sandpaper. Apply Teak Protector and Teak Shield.
Teak that has weathered should be cleaned with Teak Cleaner prior to applying Teak Sealer Shield. If the teak feels a bit rough it can be lightly sanded before treating with Teak Sealer Shield.
We do not recommend using teak oil since considerable care is needed to correctly apply the oil. Please note it is likely that the incorrect application of teak oil could result in the furniture becoming black in appearance. This is not due to any defect in the furniture but as a result of teak oil having nutrient value resulting in mildew/dirt bonding to the teak oil causing discolouration.
Our Teak Care products come in 1 litre bottles and cover approximately 7 Square metres.

Please note: If furniture has been treated / painted, we will repair rather than replace any damage.