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The Ultimate Teak Furniture Maintenance: How to Protect Outdoor Teak Furniture from the Elements

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Teak furniture is a popular choice for outdoor living spaces due to its durability, beauty, and natural resistance to weather and pests. However, even the hardiest of teak furniture can be damaged by prolonged exposure to the elements. In this teak furniture maintenance blog post, we’ll share some tips on how to protect outdoor teak furniture from the elements so that you can enjoy it for many years to come.


1. Clean and Sand Your Teak Furniture

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The very first step of teak furniture maintenance, it’s important to give it a good cleaning. Dirt, grime, and other debris can accumulate on the surface of the wood, which can weaken the protective oils and make it more vulnerable to damage. Use a soft-bristled brush and a mixture of warm water and mild soap to clean the surface of the teak. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, which can damage the wood. Once you’ve cleaned the furniture, allow it to dry completely.

After cleaning, you may notice that the surface of the wood has become rough or uneven. This is normal and can be easily remedied by sanding. Use fine-grit sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots or uneven areas. Sanding will also help to open up the wood grain and allow it to absorb protective oils more easily.


2. Apply Protective Oil or Sealer

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Once your teak furniture is clean and sanded, it’s time to apply a protective oil or sealer. There are many different products available on the market, but the most common types are teak oil and teak sealer.


Teak oil is a natural oil that penetrates the wood to protect it from the inside out. It’s easy to apply and provides a rich, warm finish that highlights the natural beauty of the wood. However, teak oil requires regular reapplication to maintain its protective properties.


Teak sealer is a synthetic product that forms a barrier on the surface of the wood, protecting it from moisture and UV rays. It’s longer-lasting than teak oil and requires less maintenance, but it can be more difficult to apply and can sometimes make the wood appear darker or less natural.

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Regardless of which product you choose, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Apply the oil or sealer in a thin, even layer using a soft cloth or brush. Be sure to cover all exposed surfaces, including the undersides of the furniture. Allow the product to dry completely before using the furniture.


3. Cover when Not in Use

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One of the best ways to protect your teak furniture from the elements is to cover it with a waterproof cover when it’s not in use. If you have a covered patio or outdoor living space, you may be able to leave the furniture outside year-round, but it’s still a good idea to cover it with a protective cover during the raining season.


If you don’t have a covered space, consider investing in furniture covers or storage bags that are designed specifically for teak furniture. These covers will help to protect the furniture from rain, snow, and other harsh weather conditions, as well as prevent the buildup of dirt and debris.


4. Remove Stains and Discoloration

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Teak wood is known for its durability, strength, and resistance to decay and rot. However, it is still susceptible to stains and discolouration if not properly maintained. 


For normal stains, clean the teak wood surface using a soft-bristled brush and a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. This will remove any dirt or debris that may be contributing to the stains or discolouration.


However, for stubborn stains, make a paste by mixing equal parts of baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stained area and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. Then, use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the area, and rinse with clean water.


If the stain persists, you can try using a teak cleaner specifically designed to remove stains and discolouration from teak wood. Follow the instructions on the cleaner, and be sure to rinse thoroughly with water after use.


For more severe discolouration, you may need to sand the teak wood surface. Use fine-grit sandpaper and sand in the direction of the wood grain until the discolouration is removed. Be sure to wipe away any dust with a clean, dry cloth after sanding.


Remember to always test any cleaning or restoration product on a small, inconspicuous area first before applying it to the entire surface to avoid any damage or discolouration to the wood


These are the teak furniture maintenance steps to take and protect your teak wood from the outdoor elements. Forget the hassle when you purchase teakwood from us! For more information, go to our website to learn more about modern teak wood furniture.

Bought To You By Triconville Malaysia – An Exclusive Outdoor Furniture Manufacturer And Distributor.

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3 Reasons to Have A Teak Food Tray in Your Patio




Whether you agree or not, wood-crafted accessories offer a sense of artistic experience, even an item as simple as a teak food tray. People love the authentic and unbalanced look of wood, as compared to human-made materials like stainless steel or aluminium; it offers a sense of artistic experience to the surroundings. Especially if you have noticed, fine dining restaurants tend to serve their food with wooden food trays, as it adds another layer of luxury to their food.


Nevertheless, a wooden tray sometimes can give you a headache too, as it is naturally permeable because of its porous surface, thus liquid or moisture is its enemy, and unavoidably they both will make contact at some points – spilling of food or drink or cleaning the tray. The pores of wood create microscopic tunnels for bacteria to move from the surface down into the grain of the wood serving tray, and soon that particular tray will be rotting and fading; it looks gross and unsanitary, and it eventually ends up in your trash.


Ok, now you might be skeptical of using any wood for a food serving tray ever – wrong. There are many types of woods that you can choose to make the tray of. Teak, a premium type of wood, is what we recommend for you, specifically the treated teak wood. Below are the 3 reasons why you need to have one teak-made food tray for your home or restaurant business, as opposed to regular wood.


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Ease Of Clean

If you own a teak food tray or any wood-made furniture, you know the struggle – you have probably been told not to clean with water, but it is hard sometimes trying to remove stains or dirt without water. However, since the treated teak has been properly processed for weather resistance, liquid simply cannot penetrate it. Therefore, cleaning treated and untreated wood is not as easy as one might think, as a small mistake can bring in a disaster or break your bank account again.


Additionally, as mentioned it is not permeable meaning any liquid or sauce can be removed quite easily, with a wipe. Whereas regular wood will quickly absorb the water and you will have a hard time eliminating the stains.



Due to the weather-resistant feature of the treated teak food tray, any harmful elements or bacteria like fungi or mildew will not take place on the surface. Therefore, there is no problem serving your food with the teak tray, and most importantly, your guests will feel delighted.


Moreover, it has become a style of displaying your food on a tray, especially in those self-service dining restaurants. The teak tray not only is capable of performing in such high traffic usage, with the natural oil finish for its shiny look, but it also offers a luxury dining experience to your guests.



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Durable and Long Lasting

Teak is one of the top grades among all types of wood, and it is very much unbreakable from day-to-day use. Even if you dropped it accidentally, it will remain intact – suitable for a restaurant where usage is heavy.


With the solid quality and weight, one will feel much safer carrying food with a teak food tray, especially when carrying a heavy lot of stuff on top. Lastly, even though teak made tray costs more than a regular one, it is a long-term investment – it can help you to serve your customers for many years in the future.




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We suggest getting a teak tray with a handle to increase the ease of use, and with the curved-up edges around the tray, you can prevent food from going off while using. Alternatively, a stainless steel handle will be best matched otherwise, as it can last just about as long.

 Bought To You By Dezign District Malaysia – An Exclusive Modern Home Furniture.