- Depending on your preference, you can allow your teak patio furniture to weather into a soft natural silvery-gray, or you can maintain the original finish with occasional cleaning and re-oiling. You can also coat teak with a variety of finishes containing ultraviolet (UV) filters to protect against sun damage. Regardless of your plan for your furniture, teak is one of the sturdiest woods in the world. No other wood matches its durability for outdoor use. Teak patio furniture will last for many generations in your outdoor space.
- If your Teak furniture requires cleaning this can be done with a normal household bristle brush [not too hard] and some warm mildly soapy water. Wash down afterwards with clean water. There are also proprietary cleaners on the market which can also be used to clean off various deposits and accumulated dirt and stains. We do not recommend the use of high pressure hoses, and steel wool or steel wire brushes should not be used at all as any residue left in the grain will rust and discolor the wood. If the furniture has some stubborn and heavily ingrained stains these can be removed by sanding with a fine grade of sandpaper, being sure to work only with the direction of the timber grain. After sanding stains away like this, if the furniture was previously teak oiled you may wish to re-oil, or if it had previously been left natural, the fresh teak color exposed by sanding will soon mellow in with the existing silver grey patina.
If you are in the market for a new outdoor dining table, check out the Anderson Teak 4-foot Tosca Round Table with Frame. This round table has a sturdy base, four legs and a center hole so you can add a sun umbrella. Four people can sit comfortably around this solid wood outdoor table from Artificial Plants and Trees.