Care Of Your Global Furniture Products
Teak is a naturally durable timber that needs no protection to enable it to withstand the rigours of outdoor use. It is often called the 'King' of woods and is without doubt the premier timber for use in outdoor furnture. During the winter months it can be left outdoors without coming to harm, or you can store it in the garage or shed if you have the space. If you want to store your Teak furniture in a heated area such as a heated conservatory, then care should be taken when it is first brought inside to give the Teak wood time to aclimatise to its new environment.
We normally supply our Teak Garden Furniture either in its natural fine sanded state, or with a 2 coat application of Teak Oil. Other finishes are available to order. Please contact us for further details.
If left in its natural state Teak will gradually weather over its first season or two to an attractive silver grey colour. Once it has achieved this state it will retain it for many many years. Alternatively the wood can be given an application of Teak Oil. Initially this oiling will darken the natural colour and will help to stabilise this darker colour against the effects of weathering, but it will be neccessary to re-apply the Teak Oil treatment every year or two, or according to your preference. When oiling your furniture please follow the Oil manufacturers recomendations carefully.
You may notice that some small checking (splits) will appear on the wood - especially on end grain areas. These small splits are a natural reaction by the timber to the seasonal changes in it's moisture content. Because of the natural strength of Teak compared to other hardwoods, it is very unlikely that they will affect the structural integrity of your furniture and should not be considered a guarantee defect.
If you want to clean your Teak Furniture you can use mildy soapy water and a stiff brush. There are proprietary Teak cleaning solutions on the market which should be used in accordance with the Manufacturers instructions. Deeper or more stubborn stains can be removed by sanding the affected area. We find that using 'Wet-or-Dry' abrasive papers are most efficient (they should be used dry). Depending the nature of the stain you may need to start with a coarser grade of abrasive paper - perhaps 120 grade and work through 180 and 240 grades finishing with 320.
Ultimately if you are in any doubt please contact us - we will be happy to offer advice.