Teak cleaning & care
Remove dirt, debris, and spills as they happen with mild soap, water, and a sponge. Teak is mold resistant, however, dirt and debris that linger on the product are not.
Watch for mold and mildew in shaded areas and humid climates. If possible, keeping your furniture in areas with ample airflow is ideal to not trap any moisture on the wood. Should your furniture get wet due to rainfall, etc., we recommend letting it air dry completely before covering it again.
For annual cleaning or if mold or mildew is present, we recommend using a teak cleaner. Golden Care is our preferred brand because they are water-based and a wonderful alternative to much more abrasive cleaners.
- Cleaner - great product for a season-ending clean and to revive some of that honey golden brown color.
- Protector - this is used to help maintain the original honey brown color of the teak. Before using the protector, we recommend using the cleaner first to ensure you have a smooth surface to work with.
- Shield - this is used to create a moisture barrier to help prevent food and drink stains on teak as well as other additional moisture-related problems (namely potential mold and mildew growth). We recommend using the cleaner, or a similar cleaning combination (warm water & dish soap) before the shield.
If you notice minor scratches or stains, you can sand your teak by hand with very fine sandpaper before cleaning.
Covering your furniture (especially if you're expecting harsh weather) will greatly prolong the lifespan of the wood. We generally recommend covering the furniture if you are headed out of town for a lengthy period to protect it from any unexpected weather elements. During the off-season, you can store your cushions inside or underneath our custom fit protective covers.