Wasps are attracted to any type of wood and not are not particularly attracted to teak more than any other wood. They are looking for material for their nests and will use whatever is available. (They dig in and take little splinters out) In order to keep the wasps away from your furniture, you have
I think I see some mold or mildew on my furniture. What can I do?
While teak furniture is extremely mold and mildew resistant, it is possible for spots to appear. Use a solution of diluted bleach to clean the mold or mildew. If there are only a few small spots, you can spot clean with a sponge or soft brush. It the problem is on a larger area, spray
Should I cover my furniture when I’m not using it?
Covering your teak furniture is generally not necessary. Premium teak wood can withstand most environments. Additionally, plastic covers that do not breathe can actually make matters worse. They can trap moisture underneath, creating an environment for mold and mildew to thrive. If you are going to be away for extended periods of time and just
Someone (really, not me) did a bad job with the pressure washer. What do I do?
It is easy to get over enthusiastic with the pressure washer. All is not lost. If the surface of your furniture is bumpy and rough due to power washing, you will need to sand the furniture’s surface. An inexpensive hand sander is usually sufficient. If the surface is really rough, start with a rougher sandpaper
Can I pressure wash my teak furniture?
No. Yes. Well, maybe. Pressure washing can be effective in cleaning the teak furniture, but you need to be very careful. You must use a wide nozzle (40 degrees usually) and keep the nozzle at least 12” away from the surface. If you are not careful, you can make the surface bumpy and scratchy, or
Do I need to use teak oil or other products on my outdoor teak furniture?
Not really. Teak oil will help preserve the brown color longer by slowing down the graying process. It will not stop it. It is okay to use teak oil, but it is certainly not required to maintain your teak furniture. When using teak oils, make sure that the product does not have any tint or
The gray is nice, but I prefer the original brown color. How do I maintain my teak furniture?
Ok, no problem. Remember, the wood is honey brown all the way through. The more you scrub, the darker your teak furniture will become. You can start with soap and water and a soft bristle brush or Scotch-Brite sponge. This will bring back some of the brown color. If you prefer it darker brown, then
I love the gray color, how do I care for my teak furniture?
Many people love the beautiful gray patina of weather teak furniture. If you are one, then maintenance is very easy. Simply keep the furniture clean. Wipe it down with a rag and keep the dirt, pollen etc. from sitting on it for too long. Spills can be cleaned with dish soap and water and a
How often do I need to clean my teak furniture?
Under normal circumstances, we suggest a light scrubbing once a year. For more information, read Maintaining your outdoor teak furniture and Cleaning Teak Furniture Did this answer your question?Yes NoAdditional CommentsSend Feedback
Why Does teak wood turn gray?
First, it is important to understand that what protects teak wood is the unique combination of the density and the natural oils and resins in the wood. The teak wood is honey brown all the way through, not just on the surface. (see https://www.atlantateak.com/our-teak/). UV light and wind will dry the surface and cause the