Teak furniture will weather to a handsome silver patina over time. This can take months or years, depending on the amount of exposure to ultraviolet rays and rainfall. As it weathers, there will be a slight lifting of the grain and there may even be a few small cracks. These are not a defect, just a natural occurrence due to expansion and contraction of the wood. After weathering it will return to the smooth finish at which it began.
For those who wish to prevent silvering, Bali Home Furnishings offers a number of high quality products designed for teak. Golden Care ® Teak Protector blocks UV rays and maintains your teak in a rich honey tone. Teak Shield provides spill protection, and when used in conjunction with Teak Protector offers a superb level of protection. Teak Shield can also be used for protection without Teak Protector: this allows your teak to silver but still provides protection against spills. Teak Cleaner is an excellent product that can be used periodically (i.e. annually depending on need) to clean and restore your teak. All Golden Care ® products include a mold and mildew inhibitor as well. SunShield is a Howard’s product you can also use on your outdoor teak furniture. This product is a unique blend of carnauba wax, beeswax, and orange oil combined with a high quality UV inhibitor that protects both the wood finish and wood color from sun fade. We also carry Daly’s Seafin ® Teak Oil for those who desire the classic dark look, and Daly’s Seafin Superspar ® Varnish with UVA block for the ultimate in protection.
In summary, teak is a marvelously resilient wood that will last for decades even without any treatment. You can find much more information about teak maintenance on the Internet, but we will leave you with a few final tips:
Thank you for shopping Bali Home Furnishings. We believe teak is superior to all other outdoor furniture, and your purchase of teak furniture will provide you with a lifetime of luxury in your outdoor living space. You will also save a great deal of money because we are a direct importer, with no middlemen between us and the actual artisans who build it – enabling us to offer it at extremely low prices.