Teak wood is extremely durable in comparison to most other types of wood, but it also needs tender care to stay undamaged. Teak furniture from a company like The Teak Place is expensive, so you will naturally want to keep it protected for as long as possible. Teak sealer is a good choice to preserve the colour of teakwood by preventing grey weathering. This guide will help you in your quest to apply teak sealer to your teakwood chairs to retain their rich colour.
Clean The Teakwood Thoroughly
Before embarking on any teak oil application task, be sure to clean the chairs properly to remove all residual dirt and debris from them. This cleaning task is made simple with mild liquid detergent, warm water and a lint-free cloth. Simply dip the lint-free cloth in a detergent-laced water solution and wipe your chairs clean. This is important because cleaning chairs will enable the teak sealer to adhere better to the surface.
Lightly Sand The Surface
Use medium-grit sandpaper to lightly sand your teak furniture. This will create slight friction, which allows the teak sealer to penetrate more easily through the wood to give your chairs a rich and new finish. Avoid using coarse sandpaper because its roughness may cause deeper dents that you desire. Clean up the area around you once you finish sanding each chair. This will prevent dust from sticking to the freshly sealer chairs in case of a light breeze.
Apply Teak Sealer
Teak sealer is easily available at most home improvement stores, so you can pick a finish that works best with your existing décor. Teak sealer is an excellent option because it gives teakwood a new finish, while preventing weathering to a grey colour. Use a paintbrush to apply this teak sealer evenly across the surface of your chairs and let it dry. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for drying the first coat.
Let Teak Sealer Dry
Once the first coat is dry, you can apply the second coat in the same manner. Let the second coat dry following the same drying instructions provided by the manufacturer. Make sure you work in a properly ventilated environment to speed up the drying process. Do not let any one go near the chairs because any accident can ruin the teak seal before it dries.
Teak sealer has an indefinite lifespan, so you can save the can or bottle for future teak furniture sealing. These steps will help you easily apply teak sealer to your chairs.Share
21 March 2016
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