Month: September 2018

A Real-Life Lesson About Teak Furniture Maintenance

There’s nothing like rewarding yourself with a beautiful set of teak outdoor furniture. It’s gorgeous, and it lasts forever.  However, there’s one real-life lesson about teak furniture maintenance that every teak owner learns – sooner than they expect.  We hear it from our customers all the time.

The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Teak Furniture Care

It is precisely because teak outdoor furniture lasts for decades that you DO want to take care of it.  Because things happen over time.  Like color changes.  Teak is never painted, and not even routinely sealed.  That leaves the wood itself open to the air – and the resulting reaction slowly covers the beautiful, buttery orange of new wood with a patina of silvery grey we associate with aged teak. Eventually the silver darkens to a dull gray, and then a dark gray-green.