Teak Oil – Just Say NO – read on to find out why …

Teak Oil, when used wrongly, can promote mold and mildew growth, not prevent it …

WARNING. It could be the use of Teak Oil that leads to your teak garden furniture looking like this …

Mould and mildew on Teak Wood can be made worse with teak oil
Dark spots on Teak Wood are the build-up of mould and mildew …

Although teak is renowned for ageing gracefully due to the natural presence of protective oils it is still susceptible to mould and mildew growth, particularly when humid conditions are prevalent.

This will create darker areas on the wood that need to be dealt with to allow the wood to reach the beautiful, silver-grey patina generally associated with aged teak.

beautiful aged teak wood
beautiful aged teak wood …
Teak Oil can stop the wood assuming that beautiful silver-grey patina ...
Teak Oil can stop the wood assuming that beautiful silver-grey patina …

In over two decades of buying, selling and caring for teak outdoor furniture we have learnt all there is to know about how to do things properly where the Jewel Of The Forest is concerned.

“It really annoys me when I see other, so called expert retailers, promoting the use of Teak Oil – it is, quite simply, misguided and, what’s worse, totally misleading for their customers.”

Jon Haimes – Director @ The Garden Furniture Centre.

The cleaning process we recommend is far simpler and much quicker than trying to use Teak Oil …

And it works.

Simply follow the Five Easy Steps outlined below …

  1. Choose a warm, sunny day.
  2. Rinse your furniture with a garden hose to release debris and dirt. Not a high pressure one as this may raise the grain of the wood and cause surface erosion.
  3. Take 1 Gallon of water, a quarter cup of bleach and two thirds of a cup of light laundry detergent. Then, with a bristle-brush remove mildew and staining using the brush in smooth strokes along the direction of the grain.
  4. Take the hose again and rinse the furniture thoroughly – making sure to leave no detergent on the wood. Then leave in the sun to dry.
  5. We strongly suggest keeping your outdoor furniture in a place where it will benefit from regular, direct sunlight as this will naturally kill mould and mildew growth.

It is also a good idea to use a Teak Protector – preferably one that has untraviolet inhibitors – this will enhance the cosmetic appearance of the teak far better than any oil ever will.

The Garden Furniture Centre Recommends …

Goldencare Teak Protector
Use Goldencare Teak Protector to aid the cosmetic process …

We sell this ourselves and it ticks all the boxes …

Goldecare Teak Protector ticks all the boxes.
Goldecare Teak Protector ticks all the boxes …

Stick with us and you’ll have an aged teak product that looks beautiful as opposed to the mould and mildew infested one in the opening photo at the top of this post that you’re very likely to end up with if you listen to the host of other, misguided, ‘teak oil lovers,’ elsewhere on the internet today.

Why not take a look at our range of Teak Garden Furniture?

Quality care advice for quality furniture from The Garden Furniture Centre.

2 thoughts on “Teak Oil – Just Say NO – read on to find out why …

  • December 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm
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    Yes, I agree. I’ve heard about way to many people who used teak oil and later got mildew spots.

  • December 19, 2013 at 9:37 am
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    Thanks for the comment … it’s nice to see someone else who appreciates and knows how to look after this lovely timber …

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