Caring for Weatherend Teak Furniture
Weatherend uses the finest teak available (FEQ – Fine European Quality). If left untreated, teak will turn a silver-gray. If you wish to maintain the original color of the teak, it may be rubbed with a soft cloth and teak oil as frequently as desired to slow the weathering process. We recommend a quality teak oil. This should be accompanied by fine sanding if the weathered surface becomes rough. If the furniture has been allowed to turn gray, the wood is naturally prone to checking, especially on end grain. A coating of teak oil will slow checking and will enhance the wood color. Please note that checking and cracking of the end grain is a normal characteristic for teakwood. The furniture should be cleaned before being oiled if any weathering has occurred or if there are any stains from mildew, dirt or food. We recommend a quality marine teak cleaning product (available at most marine supply stores), for light or heavy duty cleaning. Follow their directions. This type of chemical cleaning will help bring back the original coloration. Re-application of teak oil following cleaning will again slow the slivering process.
Covers are available that will help extend the life of the furniture. Dry storage is recommended during periods when the furniture is not in use.
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