If you are looking for beautiful and resilient outdoor furniture, then you should consider patio furniture made out of teak-wood. It is a durable lustrous wood that brings a classic design element to outdoor furniture. The natural color of the wood is a honey color, and over time as it is exposed to the elements, the honey glow of the wood turns to a silvery gray. While some people actually prefer the gray color to the honey color of the wood, if you find that all of your furniture has aged a little more than you had planned, you can return it to its lustrous honey glow in just a few easy steps.
- Clean It First
First, make sure that the wood is clean by using a mild detergent and water. Scrub the furniture with a soft, bristle brush, and you will the gray patina begin to slough off. If you have older furniture that has been neglected for quite some time, it may take a little more work to turn back the hands of time. Start with a very find grade of sandpaper and sand away the tiniest amount of the wood's top layer. You do want to take care not to be overzealous in your sanding duties. Simply sand a little at a time, because you can always sand a little more; but if you start out too aggressively, you will wish that you could put some of the layers of wood back.
- Treat with Teak Oil
Once the wood is cleaned and sanded and the gray patina is long gone, you can rub teak oil into the wood to restore its honey luster and shine. The wood's appearance will appear brighter. Remember that while teak oil will make your furniture look fantastic, but it does not protect the wood from the elements. So once you have all of your furniture rubbed with teak oil, you will want to look into ways to protect the wood from the elements.
- Teak-wood Maintenance