Teak wood (and most other hard woods) is naturally highly resistant to weathering. Therefore, the furniture can be left outside all year round. By weathering the hardwood will eventually, without losing its high performance features, take on a silvery platinum color. By dehydration of the wood hairlines and cracks will be visible in the upper layer. The risk of hairline cracks is a normal process and does not have any influence on the quality.These cracks are easy to remove with sandpaper and a little waterproof wood glue.
To preserve the original color of teak is advisable one the furniture or treated twice a year with an oil sealer. An Oil sealer provides protection against fast gray weathering and aging of the wood and also offers long-lasting protection against adhesion of new pollution. The polymers make the wood waterproof, but let it ‘breathe’ and prevent it from being black. The Oil sealer Natural will give the furniture a darker, golden yellow color.
For vintage teak furniture a Oil sealer Classic is available which restores vintage look again and will give it a more chestnut color.
Weathered furniture should first be cleaned before oiled. Cleaning the furniture can be limited to twice a year to clean the furniture with warm water and soda or green soap.
We also offer a number of cleaners that can restore original condition the wood again. Use can be made of a stiff brush or a scouring pad for persistent fouling. Always scrub in the lengthwise direction of the grain.
Mind for spotty light spot or delicate surfaces when oiling the furniture. You can also protect the wood agains pollution with an protective cover. Mind that it is important that the wood is not completely closed and that there is space between the cover and the ground remains open to “breathe” the wood.
With adjustable furniture the hardware parts should be regularly checked for loosen as result of expansion and contraction of the wood due to varying weather conditions. If necessary, tightened the hardware parts hand tight.