Teak furniture adds an elegant and distinctive touch to décor both indoors and outdoors. Teak wood contains natural protective oils that make it durable and easy to maintain. The grain of teak wood is also very fine, helping it to resist moisture. Teak wood made from the heartwood of the tree is the most durable. You can find patio furniture, desks, end tables, chairs, tables and other items made of teak. The wood starts out a warm, golden shade that ages to a silvery-gray tone. Sealing your teak wood is a way to retain the golden color and help protect it against the elements.
Things You'll Need
- Dishwashing liquid
- Sandpaper, 120-grit
- Teak sealer
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Wash away surface dirt from the furniture with 1 tsp. dishwashing liquid in 1 gallon of water. Allow the furniture to dry overnight.
Sand the entire furniture surface lightly to remove any aging or graying of the wood.
Wipe off the sanding grit carefully with a cloth.
Apply teak sealer by spray or with a paintbrush, according to package directions.
Allow the sealer to dry for two hours.
Apply a second coat of sealer and allow the furniture to dry overnight before using.