The use and maintenance of teak furniture

- Aug 14, 2018-

Teak, known as the "King of Wanmu", has won high praise for its good strength, flexibility and small shrinkage. Teak furniture is favored for its resistance to deformation and water and corrosion. Many people who choose teak furniture are deeply attracted and recognized by the “firm” personality of teak. However, we cannot ignore the maintenance of teak furniture because of its good character.


Teak furniture


Prevent stain penetration

1, waxing


Make sure the surface is clean before waxing. Next, wipe the surface of the wood, wipe it along the grain direction, and let it dry for 15 minutes. The above process can be repeated for best results. To ensure that the surface is always intact, it is best to re-wax it every 3-4 months.


Teak furniture waxing


2, water-based paint


This treatment is permanent and is ideal for furniture that is susceptible to oil, grease and fat. However, this treatment may result in a slightly darker furniture. If the furniture is scratched or stigmatized in future use, it can be treated with fine sandpaper (at least 320 grit) for local treatment. It is only necessary to repair the original coating of the affected area and re-surface protection.


Teak furniture water-based paint


Prevent moisture

Wooden furniture should not be placed in a very humid place. Even the anti-corrosive teak should be taken care of, so as to prevent the wood from exploding. It will be prone to decay and the drawer will not open.


Prevent moisture


Prevent dust

Generally, the high-grade wood furniture made of mahogany, teak, oak, walnut, etc. is decorated with exquisite carvings. If it can not be cleaned regularly, the crevices in the small gaps will easily affect the appearance, while the dust will make the wooden furniture quick. The killer of "aging".


Prevent dust


Keep moist

The moisture of wooden furniture can't be provided by moisture. That is to say, it can't be wiped easily with a wet rag. Instead, it should use professional creamy transparent furniture to protect the wax, lock the moisture in the wood, and prevent the wood from cracking and deforming. It nourishes wood and reproduces the brilliance of wooden furniture from inside to outside, extending the life of the furniture.


Further reading: How about teak furniture for solid wood furniture?


Keep moist

Avoid direct sunlight

Long-term exposure to the sun and the already dry climate, the wood is too dry, prone to cracks and local fading.


Avoid direct sunlight


Avoid hard scratches

Do not allow the cleaning tool to touch the furniture when cleaning. Also pay attention to the usual, do not let hard metal products or other sharp objects collide with the furniture to protect the surface from the appearance of hard marks and hanging silk.


Avoid hard scratches


Regular cleaning and maintenance

Cleaning


1. Wash the soap with a sponge


Over time, wood absorbs more and more soap and is therefore more resistant to stains and stains. Remember to wipe along the grain direction. Do not use scouring pad, as it may leave scratches on the wooden board.


Washing soapy water with a sponge


2, suction powder


There are ready-made dirt powders for sale in the DIY store. It removes oil, grease and fatty stains. Use fine sandpaper (at least 320 grit) to grind off the residue and polish it with glass to make the furniture shine. Be sure to polish and polish along the grain direction.


Suction powder


Maintenance: Under normal circumstances, only one wax can be used every quarter, so the furniture looks shiny and the surface does not vacuum, it is easier to clean.


Teak furniture maintenance


Although teak furniture is waterproof and resistant to deformation, it should be carefully used and regularly maintained during daily use, treating it as a living thing.