Teak Care/ Maintenance

TEAK CARE

Although teak furniture barely needs any cleaning, care or treatment, it is important to look after it. 

  • Clean the furniture with warm and soapy water regularly to remove dirt, normal stains and mouldy residue.

  • Stubborn stains (e.g red wine, grease, body fluids)  will mostly disappear due to the sun’s UV and rain but may sometimes need a gentle sand with 150 grit to remove stubborn stains from the surface.
  • The occurrence of the patina (silver grey layer) can be avoided by applying teak oil which will lead into a honey coloured look. The best time to do this is approximately three weeks after it has been exposed to the elements outside. Clean the timber with soapy water and apply the teak oil with a brush. To get the best result usually, two coats are needed. This will need to be re applied every 6-12 months. 
  • Do not move the furniture between extreme temperatures (e.g from a heated room to outside in the winter) as it may cause the timber/joints to crack.
  • Use the furniture only for the purpose for which it was designed (e.g. don’t sit on armrests, etc.. )
  • Do not expose the furniture to extreme temperatures (e.g. a hot saucepan on the table top without a placemat) It will leave marks on the furniture.
  • Cushions including sunroof must be stored or covered when not in use to ensure foam longevity
  • We recommend all products are placed on level ground. Products placed on unlevelled ground may result in cracks in timber/joinery.

WEAR & TEAR

  • As teak is a timber it will develop some minor cracks known  as "checking" which is a very natural process that happens within the first 3-6 months from date of assembly as it settles into new environment. These cracks will not in any way undermine the strength of the furniture.  (minor cracks will mostly appear at the end of armrests, on top of legs, etc. )
  • Like any timber, teak will show small movements as it expands and contracts with the heat and cold. This may result in timber slats moving slightly. 
  • Stainless steel or brass joints are exposed to continuous movement and so it is important to check the nuts and bolts regularly. 

 

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