Teak Care and Maintenance:
For centuries, Teak has been well known for its quality, durability and beauty. Teak’s natural high oil content and tight grain create a uniquely desired combination that makes the wood naturally resistant to moisture, rot, warping, shrinking, splintering, insects, fungus, marine borers and termites making it the ideal wood for the production of outdoor furniture.
Teak is often misunderstood as a “high-maintenance” material, when in fact it requires virtually no maintenance, and will last for generations to come. Since it is so low maintenance, it is recommended you DO NOTHING, and allow your teak furniture to weather naturally. In less than a year of exposure to the elements, Teak will naturally weather to a beautiful silver-gray patina. The only maintenance needed for your furniture is an occasional cleaning. If near a coastal area with salty air, you can regularly hose down the teak to remove salt and debris. For a more deep clean, we recommend using liquid dish detergent (approximately 5 tablespoons per gallon of water) and a soft bristle brush.
During the weathering process you may notice a slight “checking”, or opening of the grain, you may even notice a few small cracks, especially at the top edges of arms and legs. This kind of weathering is completely normal as the wood expands and contracts due to changes in temperature and humidity, and will not affect the structural integrity of the furniture.
If you prefer to preserve the color of your new or cleaned teak furniture, or would like to “revive” already weathered teak to “like new” condition, then we suggest using Golden Teak Care. Clean, protect and maintain the finish of teak outdoor furniture with these special preparations. Designed to help brighten and restore weathered wood, the cleaner maintains teak, eucalyptus and other hardwood outdoor furniture. Water-based cleaner can be used alone or together with Golden Care ® Teak Protector. Water-based Teak Protector is easy to use, and with annual application will maintain the color of our teak collections.