How to Restore Outdoor Teak Furniture | Teakworks4u
Clean & Restore Teak In 5 Easy Steps

Teak Bench Before Cleaning

Watch this sun-bleached bench transform in 5 easy steps

While product testing to find the best cleaning products for teak, we ran a little test. This bench was left outdoors for several months until it looked bleached and worn. Check out the following pictures on how to restore outdoor teak furniture; and how we transformed it from worn and gray to bright and beautiful.

Step 1: Spray the teak surface liberally with Teak Cleaning Solution

Step 1 : Spray the teak surface liberally with Teak Cleaning Solution

For a surface as badly worn as this one, you will need to apply the teak cleaning solution quite liberally. Once the surface is coated, allow it to sit for at least an hour to penetrate the wood. If your teak isn’t as far gone as this, you can adjust the amount of cleaner you use and reduce the length of time you allow it to penetrate into the teak.

Step 2 : Apply some elbow grease

Step 2 : Apply some elbow grease

Once you’ve allowed the teak cleaning solution to do its work, you’ll need to do some scrubbing to loosen any dirt or surface “gunk” from the teak.The Teakworks4u Teak Cleaning Kit (TC-DELUX) includes steel wool to use for this step. You’ll see this start to bring the wood grain color back to life.

Step 3 : Rinse the surface thoroughly with clean waterStep 3 : Rinse the surface thoroughly with clean water

You’ve released a lot of dirt from the wood so now it’s time to rinse it away. We used a typical garden hose with the nozzle set on a light spray. Never use a pressure washer on your teak; this will damage the wood grain.

Step 4 : Spray on more Teak Cleaner and brush the surface againStep 4 : Spray on more Teak Cleaner and brush the surface again

This might seem like overkill, but you’ll be surprised a how much gunk is still on the wood surface. Using a nylon bristle brush will also allow you to get in between the battens to remove any debris that may have gotten wedged in. Rinse the surface again and allow the piece to dry thoroughly.

Check out this side-by-side comparison of the bench before and after cleaning.

Check out this side-by-side comparison of the bench before and after cleaning.

We left half of the bench uncleaned so you can easily see the difference the cleaning process has already made. You can stop working at this point, but we recommend you move on to step 5 to bring the teak all the way back to its beautiful luster.

Step 5 : Apply a coat of Teak OilStep 5 : Apply a coat of Teak Oil

Can you believe this is the same bench? Again, we left half of the bench untreated so you can compare the before and after easily. Rub the Teak Oil into the surface with a lint-free cloth. Allow it to penetrate for about 30 minutes, then wipe away any excess. Your teak surface is now back to its fresh-from-the-workshop finish.

Teakworks4u Teak Cleaning Kit

Teakworks4u recommends you perform routine maintenance on your mat or bench by giving it a light cleaning every month or so. You’ve seen how easy it is to clean and restore a weather beaten piece using the Deluxe Teak Cleaning Kit. Imagine how easy it will be to take care of your teak bench or mat when you practice regular maintenance. By the way, the all Teakworks4u cleaning products will work on any teak. Order your Deluxe Teak Cleaning Kit today.



I apologize for the delay, please contact us at 866-969-8325 (if you haven’t yet) and we’ll see if we can help you out. We have particular sizes of material, so we’d have to see if that would work with the current look of your deck.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jul 18, 2019

eric oneil:

I need to purchase about 28 bd foot of teak for some porch repairs , the house I’m working on has A very large front porch and the pourch deck is teak and over the years the weather has raised havick on the teak ,I need to do some patch work and I having A tough time finding materials can you help me out ? the home is A 1850 show stopper it’s been in the family over100 years

Jul 18, 2019

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