Teak Oil for Furniture

Teak is a type of hardwood which is classy honey brown or golden in color when new. But after a period of time and getting exposed to various elements in air, its color changes to silver-gray.
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Last Updated: Sep 3, 2018
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The changed color of teak mainly distinguishes the old outdoor teak furniture. However, it's just a color transform and does not affect the durability of teak wood.
To maintain the elegant honey brown look of teak is not a difficult task. But it definitely needs regular care. Teak oil is widely popular and known to maintain the teak wood finish. Here's more about the use of teak oil for furniture and the right procedure of using it.
Benefits of teak oil
This oil is known to be very effective for indoor and outdoor teak furniture care. Apart from teak wood it can also be used for other oily woods like rosewood, monkeypod, zebrawood, etc. It perfectly penetrates in the wood, gets absorbed, dries and stays hard. Regular sanding and teak oil finishing will ensure that teak wood maintains its honey-brown color.
The best thing about this oil is that it works as a waterproofing agent. So you can place the furniture in rain or sun without worrying about damages.
Teak Oil Application on Furniture
Materials Required
  • Teak oil
  • Clean rag for oiling
  • Dusting cloth
Step 1
Remember that this oil is toxic hence, you need an open area while applying this oil on furniture. So, if you are working on indoor furniture, take it outdoor or work in a well ventilated area.
Step 2
Now, take a dusting cloth and make it damp. Dust the furniture with it to remove the dust collected over it. Only if it is extremely dirty opt for an oil soap. Now, before you follow the next step, wait till it dries completely.
Step 3
Now, take a few drops of the oil and start applying it on the furniture. Rub well, so that the oil is well absorbed. Remember, do not use excess of oil that will stay on the teak wood. Once you finish application, the surface will look shiny. Let it dry completely to allow the oil to be absorbed.
Step 4
After 2 hours re-apply the oil in the same way. Again, let it dry completely. Best if you wait for next 24 hours. If you notice excess of oil, just wipe off with a clean cloth. Well, now your teak furniture is ready to be used. Make sure that you dust it regularly.