- The allure of natural teak lies in its unique beauty and distinctive grain patterns.
- Over time and depending on climate and exposure, teak weathers to an exquisite silver-grey patina.
- The wood may expand and contract with climate variations, resulting in hairline cracks in the assembly joints or the grain.
- This does not compromise the frame's structural integrity.
- Exposure to rain and humidity may cause the natural oils in teak to rise to the surface, resembling water stains.
- Oil content can differ among pieces, so oil surfacing may occur multiple times before gradually subsiding over several months.
CLEANING + CARE
- Periodically hose down the surfaces with water and HARBOUR Teak Cleaner, scrubbing along the grain direction to remove dirt, mold, and mildew.
- Preserve the original quality of teak by applying HARBOUR Teak Cleaner at the start and end of each season.
Moisture exposure can cause the wood grain to rise. Use fine 120-grit sandpaper for light sanding to restore a smooth surface.
- For stubborn areas, use a power washer with a pressure not exceeding 1200 PSI. Hold the power washer approximately 30" away from the furniture. Rinse and allow the furniture to dry under the sun.
- Clean furniture periodically and always before storage.
- Rinse furniture weekly in saltwater environments to remove salt residue.
- Avoid leaving standing water on the furniture and cushions.
- Utilize our custom furniture covers for items when not in use, ensuring that furniture cushions and covers are clean and dry before covering.