How to Clean Indoor Teak Furniture

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Teak wood contains large amounts of natural oils which preserve the finish and prevent rot. This characteristic makes it ideal for indoor or outdoor furniture, such as end tables or chairs. Teak varies in shades, from light blonde to dark brown and amber. When left outside to weather, teak wood turns silvery white. Dust, clean and protect your teak furniture to ensure it lasts for many years.

Things You'll Need

  • Microfiber dusting cloths
  • Bucket
  • Mild dish soap
  • Teak oil
  • Dust indoor teak furniture with a dry microfiber cloth to remove loose dust and debris.

  • Fill a bucket with 1/2 gallon of warm water and 1 tsp. dish soap.

  • Dip a cloth into the soapy water and wring it out. Wipe the teak furniture gently with the cloth. Follow the grain of the wood.

  • Rinse the cloth in clean water and wipe the furniture to remove the soap residue.

  • Dry the teak furniture with a cloth.

  • Apply a light coating of teak oil to the furniture with a cloth. Massage it into the wood and remove any excess with a dry part of the cloth.

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