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Maintenance of a teak garden armchair

Teak wood is a naturally exotic greasy wood on which waxes or varnishes fail to hang. As a result, it is teak oil that is its best protection against the weather because these woods are the most used species for garden furniture.

Necessary material

  • Medium grain abrasive
  • Sanding wedge
  • Furniture brush
  • Brush
  • Dry cloths
  • Teak oil

Caring for the teak armchair

Armchair in teak before maintenance

Armchair in teak before maintenance

1. This garden armchair made of teak wood or advertised as such, stayed out a little too long without maintenance. His wood darkened by losing the warm color he had at the beginning.

Sand the teak armchair

Sand the teak armchair

2. Carefully sand the chair with a medium-grit dry abrasive. Change it often because if the chair has already been oiled, the paper gets dirty quickly. A small "delta" sander is very useful for this kind of work as it allows you to go everywhere. Dust off the furniture brush.

Apply teak oil with a brush

Apply teak oil with a brush

3. It is not mandatory to return the wood "blank". Keeping some shadows can be pleasing to the eye and seems to let the wood darken less quickly. Apply the oil with a brush at a temperature of at least 18° C to be fairly fluid. It can be warmed in a water bath (with all the usual precautions since the product is flammable) to spread it more easily. Do not work in wind or sun.

Blot the overflows of teak oil with rag

Blot the overflows of teak oil with rag

4. Sponge any spills with a lint-free cloth and allow to dry for at least 24 hours (on very dry wood) before use.

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