With the idea of the modern garden to bring the indoors outdoors and make the garden a more functional ‘room’ the quality of garden furniture has improved a lot of the past few years. While the fabrics and styles of the garden furniture may look like they have been constructed for a living room, they have actually been carefully crafted to stand up against the elements. With this mind though, there are still measure that you should take to ensure the longevity and prolonged beauty of your furniture. A great example of this is wooden furniture, and more specifically teak garden furniture.
The great thing about timber is that you can control its appearance. If left untreated the teak will fade to a dull grey so if you want a fresh and vibrant wood feel then it is best to treat the furniture regularly. So people do prefer this grey finish and a wash with a hose pipe is perfect to keep it clean.
For more stubborn dirt on your furniture, a mix of water and small amount of bleach will help remove any dirt or mould whilst aiding in the weathering effect, shown in step 1. If the wood is especially dirty then you can purchase special cleansers.
With new outdoor furniture you should protect the wood with a protective sealer. You will need to treat the wood 2 to 3 times a year to keep it up to this standard and protect it. If you are looking to resort your furniture then it would be wise to use a teak cleanser to clean off most of the grey, as shown in step 2. Once the grey has been removed you can then apply a treatment that will revive the colour in the wood, as per step 3. It is always best to follow instructions that the manufacture of the sealer but the end result will be a new looking furniture set.