Whether you are looking to sell your home or just doing some general cleaning, it is always wise that you include your furniture from time to time. If you are not the kind of person who cleans their furniture, you should get started especially if you want to prolong their usability.
Most people are not investing in outdoor living by extending their homes out to their backyards. Having an outdoor home extension is great especially when the weather is great. However, the weather is not always great and it can get quite rough at times; thus finding the best and strong furniture for your outdoor living is a good idea. Teak furniture is one of the mostly used brands of outdoor furniture for its strength and durability. It can last for years without requiring any extensive repairs –unless it gets broken of course. However, even the teak wood needs some maintenance to keep it looking great at all times. Here are some of the ways that you can use to keep your outdoor furniture looking stunning:
- Use Teak Sealant
Teak wood is quite strong and durable and that is what makes it the ideal material for outdoor furniture. If your have teak furniture that is not treated, you can use any sealant that is recommended by the manufacturer of the furniture you are using. Although teak wood is durable on its own, when you treat it with a sealant you not only add o its lifespan, but also its beauty. A good sealant will also make your furniture repel mold more. Always make sure that you give your furniture a day or two to dry ones you apply the sealant.
- Regular Cleaning
As your outdoor furniture is always exposed to the elements; there are is a regular need for it to be cleaned on a regular basis. This helps to keep them in their best condition possible at all times. The best way to clean your furniture is by use of warm water, soap and a brush with soft bristles. Mix the water and the soap and use the brush to scrub your untreated teak furniture. Make sure that you scrub it all very thoroughly. Once you are done, you can use your garden hose to rinse your furniture; this will help to get rid of any debris or dirt that is still stuck.
- Covering Your Furniture
The other simple solution that you can use –especially if your furniture is in the open, is to use cover. Long sunshine exposure of teak furniture tends to turn its color from a golden color into a grayish-silver color. If you want to avoid that, you should invest in some great covers for your outdoor furniture. Even though teak wood does not absorb water, it is still a great idea to cover them and keep away the water. You can easily purchase the covers online or just directly from the vendors who sold you all your furniture.
Whether you are using teak furniture or not, it is always good to keep your home looking great at all times. Investing in keeping your furniture looking stunning is something that most modern homeowners are doing. For great results it is wise that you only use teak oil when dealing with any furniture made of teak wood and not any other brand.