DIY Doctor

Cleaning Teak Garden Furniture

Postby Noms » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:34 pm

Can anyone advise on the best way to clean a wooden teak garden set which has gone green? Would soap and water be ok or do i need a special type of cleaning solution.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:33 am


Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:26 pm

Buy/hire a small pressure washer they are really effective at cleaning green garden furniture.
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 4061
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Postby TheDoctor5 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:38 am

If you type the key words of your question into our search box to the left of the site you may find the answer is already posted or is in the DIY projects section of the website. Every post goes through a monitoring process and using the search box may speed up your answer.
Posts: 1382
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:17 am

Postby mal2010 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:05 pm

Taking care of your teak furniture:

Teak is a unique and durable hardwood which requires little or no care.
If you perfer your teak, like many do,in its natural stste which is silver grey
colour, then you literally have to do nothing.Teak,unlike other hardwoods, does not need any oiling, staining, lacquering or painting to keep healthy and maintain its durability.Treating the teak is only recommended if you prefer the golden yellow colour of the wood.Whether to oil or not,is purely a personal choice,doing either will not harm or detract from the strength or durability of the wood and will not affect our warranty.

The only maintenance we recommend for your teak furniture is occasional cleaning.This should be done with a mild soap(such as hand cleaning soap) and warm water to preserve its natural elements.
For more stubborn stains such as red wine, a teak cleaner can be used or the stain area can be lightly sanded with fne sandpaper.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:46 pm

Postby jeffhowdy » Mon May 16, 2011 7:44 am

Hello Friends...

First of all i would like to thanks mal2010 for his informative reply.....I like the way he describes the information here to make the wooden teak garden set last longs....I can also suggest you guys to make a polish with three parts of Olive oil and one part of vinegar....this polish will in-turn protects your teak garden set from being green.....Try it...

Jeff Howdy.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 7:32 am

Postby lucymatt10 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:03 pm

Anything that doesn't react with teak. There are many things/ chemical that easily react with teak furniture.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:56 pm

Postby Philston » Fri May 18, 2012 9:49 am

I simply first brush off any dirt layer with a normal soft brush, then with a mixture of water and normal dish detergent and a soft bristle brush clean away
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri May 18, 2012 9:39 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics