Steps for Ensuring Your Teak Furniture Lasts For As Long As Possible

Teak is a unique type of wood that is used to make both indoor and outdoor furniture today. It is incredibly durable and resilient largely because it contains teak oil. It also has an attractive natural finish. You can take several steps to ensure that your teak furniture lasts for as long as possible. Regular Cleaning Routine   The first thing to understand is the regular cleaning and maintenance routine for any piece of teak furniture. You want to keep the piece free from debris. Wipe it down with a rag on a regular basis and do not forget unseen and underneath areas. You should do a more thorough cleaning around once a month especially if the teak furniture is used outdoors. Use a medium bristle brush and warm water mixed with mild dish detergent. You could also use a professional teak cleaning solution from a furniture dealer. Scrub the teak gently with the brush and cleaner along the same direction as the grain. Wipe down the furniture with clean water afterwards. Using Teak Oil   If you have a high quality piece of Ethnicraft wood furniture made from teak, then you might be tempted to oil the surface. The advantage of this is that it will help to retain the original deep colour of the teak rather than allowing it to grey over time. The drawback is that adding teak oil means a little more maintenance every year. Some people actually enjoy the greyed finish untreated teak furniture develops. Apply the teak oil with a paintbrush in a single consistent layer. Use a towel to wipe away any...