How To Clean Teak Garden Furniture

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How To Clean Teak Garden Furniture
Clean teak garden furniture with ease. (pool patio image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com)

Teak wood is used to create many pieces of garden furniture, adding a rustic yet elegant touch to your garden or patio area. The furniture is fairly resistant to residue and mildew growth, but as with any other piece of outdoor furniture, you need to clean the teak on occasion to keep it looking its best. By cleaning properly, you will get the most possible use out of the teak without worry of it deteriorating in quality.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Cleaning bucket
  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Garden hose
  • Soft rags

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Rinse the furniture with your garden hose as needed to remove dust and pollen.

  2. 2

    Mix 1 gallon warm water and 1/4 cup dish soap in a cleaning bucket.

  3. 3

    Dip a soft rag in the solution, and wipe over the teak garden furniture.

  4. 4

    Clean each piece of furniture individually, and rinse off with the garden hose.

  5. 5

    Dry the furniture with a clean, soft rag.

Tips and warnings

  • Remove bird dropping and berry stains from your furniture as soon as you notice them. Wet a cleaning rag with warm water and a drop of dish soap, and wipe over the area until all residue is removed.

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