Outdoor Teak Furniture Care Guide

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Here is our Outdoor Teak Furniture Care Guide, so you know all you need to in looking after and maintaining your new garden furniture. Crafted for longevity, the timber is already treated, sanded and polished for you. You don’t need to treat it with oil as teak wood has its own natural oils, that evaporate and leave a beautiful silver-grey finish. 

To keep it in tip-top condition, you can use a gentle hose (not high-pressure) and mild soap as and when needed. You can also sand it down (with fine sandpaper in line with the grain) if it becomes slightly rough through its natural ageing. 

OUTDOOR FURNITURE: RAW TEAK CARE

This is the easiest option really, and only needs minimal cleaning: only to remove any stains or sooty mould that can form.

  • Gently use a normal household plastic bristle brush in line with grain with some mild soap in warm water (steel wool or wire brushes are too much). Rinse afterwards with clean water. 
  • For stubborn stains, use fine sandpaper working the direction of the timber grain. The teak will soon mellow to match the existing silver-grey wood.
  • Once it is completely dry, you can apply a thin layer of sealant (SURE SEAL TILE AND GROUT SEALER) to help minimise stains, as a once-a-year treatment. Just follow the instructions provided. Note though that if you do this, you cannot oil the timber as it will not soak in.

OUTDOOR FURNITURE: OILED TEAK CARE

This option does require upkeep, with regular cleaning and re-coating, as the colour can weather irregularly. 

  • To keep the original honey hue and slow the ageing process, use a furniture oil with both sunscreen and anti-fungal properties. We recommend either RUBIO MONOCOAT or OSMO DECKING OIL (note, Osmo in Clear will ever so slightly change the colour of your furniture). Please contact the stores for further information.
  • For stubborn stains, use fine sandpaper working the direction of the timber grain. The teak will need to be re-oiled after.

ALL-WEATHER WICKER CARE

  • Wipe with a damp, clean cloth and mild, soapy water. Rinse with clean water thoroughly. Allow to dry completely.

100% OLEFIN FABRIC CARE

  • 100% Olefin, the covers are removable. Wash at 40 max. Tumble dry low. Iron at low temperature. Do not dry clean. 
  • Please note, colour may vary from batch to batch. And in spite of its properties, climate and use will affect the durability. 
Environmentally Friendly
100% solution dyed olefin yarn: a clean process adding the colour prior to making the fabric, avoiding excess water waste and pollutants.
Water Repellent
Each fibre is protected to keep the fabric dry.
Recyclable
100% Olefin yarn is resilient and durable, as well as recyclable.
UV Resistant
Capable of blocking over 97% of UV rays, this fabric has exceptionally high UV protection.
Colour Fast 
To protect against fading from weathering, chlorine water and sea water.
Soil & Stain Repellent
The fabric is treated to reduce absorption of dirt. It is also anti mildew.
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