3 Easy Steps to Refinish Teak Furniture
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A few years ago, we got a great deal on a teak furniture set at our local Ann & Hope store. We bought two chairs, a bench and a table for under $200 (it was the floor model, so it had some slight wear & tear.) We've gotten a lot of use out of it over the past few years, and it's age has really started to show! The wood was almost "fuzzy" with little flecks of woods peeling up, it was discolored, and even had some little black spots all over it that I assume are some kind of mold or mildew. Not exactly the kind of furniture you want to sit on.
After doing a little research, we found this Teak kit on Amazon! (I took a picture of these with the steps out of order like a dope.)
It includes three easy steps, so you'll have beautiful teak furniture again in no time. I've placed a link at the bottom of this post that'll take you to the kit I ordered on Amazon.
I'd also recommend having on hand:
A spray bottle
A few cheap sponges
A bristle brush
Step one cleans the teak, and boy could I see a difference as I worked. The instructions said to just apply the liquid directly to the furniture, then use a brush to work it into the wood and let is sit for 5 minutes. I found it extremely difficult to apply from the bottle directly to the wood - I'd recommend using a spray bottle to apply this step to the furniture (I did not have one.) After you let it sit, you really scrub it all off with a bristle brush. Pools of gunk just slid off the furniture as I worked, and it was so gratifying.
I applied Step 2 with a sponge, and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing it off with the hose. I defeintely thought the teak looked brigher and jjust ahd a great tone after this step.
Here is a picture of the table after the first two steps. The left of the table has been treated, and the right is totally untouched. What a difference, right?!
Step 3 was definitely the easiest! After letting the furniture dry in the sun for a while, I just spread the oil on with a sponge. After about 5 minutes I wiped the entire thing down with a paper towel to remove any excess oil, and voila! Here's the end result:
Gorgeous, no? Now I can sit out here and enjoy a nice margarita. I'm going to do that right now. Like my results? You can order this stuff on amazon! Link below!