Restore your teak outdoor furniture with this easy method

If your teak outdoor furniture is looking a little tired, try this easy method to get your setting looking great again.

Teak outdoor furniture is well regarded for its ability to perform under extreme weather conditions. In fact, the hardwood is used extensively in both interior and exterior applications from decking and cladding to outdoor furniture and boat building.

Read out the pros and cons of teak outdoor furniture here

When people purchase our outdoor furniture, we always advise them not to oil the timber and instead, allow it to naturally fade to a beautiful grey patina. That’s because if you leave top quality teak outdoor furniture raw in its natural state, it can be easily restored using a high-pressure Gerni cleaner.

All timber outdoor furniture gets a bit of surface mould from the environment. There’s no avoiding it but if you let the timber breathe, it can always be restored. If you oil it, the mould gets trapped under the oil and you can’t restore it.

These Ida® deck chairs are about 4 years old and have enjoyed a life outdoors.  We’re not trying to make them look brand new. We’re just wanting to remove a bit of the surface mould and clean them up a bit. Then with new covers, they’re ready for another 4 years.

This video shows just how easy restoring your teak outdoor furniture is.


If you want to finish them off, just sand lightly with 400 grit sandpaper once the chairs are dry.

Find a comprehensive guide for cleaning & Maintaining Teak here.

If you want your outdoor furniture to age gracefully, leave it raw and give it a bit of maintenance every so often. Upholstery can easy be replaced if fade, affected by mould or you simply want to update the look. Our range of outdoor fabrics can be viewed here.

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