Cleaning Teak Wood Patio Furniture Cleaning Teak Wood Patio Furniture

What You'll Need
Warm water
Dishwashing liquid soap/laundry detergent and mild bleach
Bucket or bowl
Old rags for cleaning
Soft-Bristled cleaning brush
Hose and water source

Although teak wood patio furniture may be a bit more expensive than other types of furniture, it has many advantages to it. It is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it is also very easy to clean and maintain. In fact, thanks to its natural oil, it has a high resistance to water, and hence its popularity in patios. Thanks to the steps listed below you will be able to uphold your teak wood patio furniture in pristine condition for very long.

Step 1 – Preparation

Prepare the wood for cleaning. Get your hose and thoroughly wash down the furniture with water. This will help loosen up any buildup of both dirt and dust. However, remember not to use any high-pressure water hose because it might damage the wood.

Step 2 – Mixing the Cleaning Solution

Now get your bucket or bowl and fill it with warm water. Add some dishwashing liquid soap and soak the old rag in it. However, you should first consider any suggestions by the furniture’s manufacturer. If your furniture is overly dirty you might consider using laundry detergent with a very small dose of mild bleach. Do not use strong bleach in large quantities because it will ruin the furniture.

Step 3 – Wiping Down the Furniture

Now get the soaked up rag and wipe down the furniture. Start from the top and move downwards to avoid dirt running downwards on already cleaned areas. This primary cleaning process should remove any surface dirt.

Step 4 – Scrubbing It Down

For any persistent dirt you can now use the soft bristled cleaning brush. So dip the brush in the water mixture and lightly, in gentle rotating movements use it to scrub any visible dirt. Again work your way from top to bottom. You might need to wipe down the scrubbed off dirt every now and again. So keep a rag at hand, dip it in the cleaning solution and wipe down the areas that have a lot of scrubbed off material. This will improve your field of vision and clear off the area to further see the dirt which is still stuck to the wood.

Step 5 – Rinse the Furniture

Once you have scrubbed off all the dirt you can finally rinse the furniture thoroughly with the help of a hose. You can repeat Step 4 if you are not satisfied with the result.

Step 6 – Finishing up

Your furniture should by now be clean and after rinsing you can leave it to air dry.

This is the easiest way to clean your teak wood patio furniture. Remember that these easy steps should be performed seasonally to avoid major buildup of dirt. Furthermore, although, teak wood is resistant to water, you should consider storing it during the winter season to avoid too much water contact with the wood.

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