Garden furniture in teak is an excellent choice as outdoor furniture. In fact, they can be exposed to different weather conditions. In addition, this furniture in demand little maintenance. Teak is a hard wood, rot-proof, and bold, and you will be asked a little attention. Depending on your needs, your tastes and your needs, different types of actions are all the same to provide for the maintenance at a minimum. Thus, you make the most of this spring-summer 2022.
How to maintain your garden furniture in teak wood ? Everything to enjoy in the spring !
Teak is a natural material and living. It will necessarily expand and shrink over time, which avoids breaking. As such, it is used, among others, in the manufacture of garden furniture. If ever a crack in the tip of its nose, use wood filler to fill the vacancy. In the winter, store your garden furniture teak safe while letting them breathe. Keep in mind that flax oil is strongly recommended for the maintenance of teak outside. Here are our tips to prepare before the season spring-summer 2022.
Teak, that is what it is ?
It is a tropical tree. Teak produces a precious wood and rot-resistant recommended for the manufacture of bridges, boats and garden furniture. The most common species, Tectona grandis is native to India, Malaysia, Laos and Thailand. Its high oil content coupled with a high resistance to traction and its close-grained, make it the teak is particularly suitable where weather resistance is desired.
Clean teak furniture
Before the beautiful days, it is recommended to clean your garden furniture teak. This is to give it a second youth by showing a little of its initial colour. As it is a wood that is not afraid of water, not to worry ! However, take it easy with the Karcher. First set your jet low pressure and keep a certain distance. This is to avoid the risk of exploding the fiber of the wood and damage your furniture. Then, wipe down your furniture with a sponge to prevent the rings, and the surplus. Finally, make a fine sanding once the furniture sec. Easy is not it ? Here are also other washing solutions possible on a case-by-case basis :
- For the teak gross, wash down your piece of furniture with a brush and soapy water. Then, sand the glass paper.
- With a teak oil rub your furniture with a brush moistened in white vinegar.
- In the Face of a teak dirty or stained, sand paper, glass end or with a non-abrasive sponge and water.
Sober up the garden furniture teak
For the most lazy of us who have left their garden furniture teak outside during the winter, some risks remain. The hue may turn to gray, it’s the price you pay ! If you insist to recover its original color, you can sand it down with sandpaper (120 or 60, depending on the level of gray) in the direction of the grain of the wood. Thus, you will put all the chances on your side to sober up your furniture.
For a piece of furniture in teak oiled, precautions are to be taken. It is necessary to ironing board from time to time a teak oil so that the wood is protected and keeps its appearance. In fact, the oil protects the wood surface, will give him a dark appearance and gloss. In this way, the appearance of the teak will thus be saved. For proper maintenance of this type of furniture, you will need the following equipment : from the teak oil, a cloth and a brush. Simple right ? The wood must be dry and must not have been too exposed to the UV light or rain. It helps you a little with our tips, step-by-step, to apply the teak oil :
- Shred the furniture to the paper glass.
- Clean only with a dry cloth to remove dust.
- Use paintbrush to apply the oil in an even layer and cover.
- Allow it to soak in the oil for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Remove any excess oil with a cloth.Let dry for 1 to 2 days by avoiding contact with the sun and the humidity.
- Spend a 2ᵉ and 3ᵉ layer at intervals of a few days.
- Polish with a soft cloth to restore the teak its original appearance.