How to Refinish a Teak Dining Table

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Refinishing a teak dining table will restore its original luster. While outdoor teak furniture may become grayish with time, indoor furniture will retain much of its natural, golden color. In either case, refinishing is a project that will recapture the dining table's natural beauty.

Things You'll Need

  • Drop cloth
  • Orbital sander
  • Fine-gauge sandpaper
  • Teak oil
  • Goggles
  • Dust Mask
  • Soft rags

Preparation

  • Put a drop cloth down around the work area.

  • Open windows in work area.

  • Wipe down table surface with a soft rag.

  • Put on goggles and dust mask.

Sanding

Applying Oil

  • After sanding, wipe down surface with soft rag to remove dust.

  • Apply oil to soft rag and work into wood in circular motion. Work one, small section at a time until oil is absorbed.

  • Repeat Step 2 until wood stops absorbing oil.

  • Allow table to dry completely (preferably overnight)and then buff with a soft rag.

Tips & Warnings

  • Teak tables may be oiled regularly to retain luster and touch up flaws. A teak sealer may be used after applying oil to help table retain oils. Apply a light coat in same manner as oil application.
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