Oversized teak frames of the Nomah coffee table and lounge chairs

If your teak outdoor furniture is looking a little tired, try this easy method to get your setting looking great again. Teak outdoor furniture is well regarded for its ability to perform under extreme weather conditions. In fact, the hardwood is used extensively in both interior and exterior applications from decking and cladding to outdoor furniture and boat building. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to refresh your outdoor furniture pieces. Here is our simple guide to restoring teak outdoor furniture.

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How long does teak outdoor furniture last?

Teak is resistant and durable, making it an ideal material for outdoor furnishings. It’s high content of naturally occurring oils serves as a natural weatherproofing. These oils help in protecting against insects, water and rot. When people purchase our outdoor furniture, we always advise them not to oil the timber and instead, allow it to naturally fade to a beautiful grey patina.


Simple method to restore teak outdoor furniture:

If you leave top quality teak outdoor furniture raw in its natural state, it can be easily restored using a high-pressure Gerni cleaner. This natural material ages well without the need for constant staining and upkeep. All timber outdoor furniture gets a bit of surface mould from the environment. There’s no avoiding it but if you let the timber breathe, it can always be restored. If you oil it, the mould gets trapped under the oil and you can’t restore it. These Ida® deck chairs are about 4 years old and have enjoyed a life outdoors. We’re not trying to make them look brand new. We’re just wanting to remove a bit of the surface mould and clean them up a bit. Then with new covers, they’re ready for another 4 years.

If you want to finish them off, just sand lightly with 400 grit sandpaper once the chairs are dry. If you want your outdoor furniture to age gracefully, leave it raw and give it a bit of maintenance every so often. Upholstery can easy be replaced if fade, affected by mould or you simply want to update the look.