Care and Maintenance
When left outdoors teak furniture will naturally weather to a silver-grey colour. You will begin to notice the "greying" after a few months, depending on the amount of sun and rain your furniture is exposed to. Total weathering usually takes about 6-8 months. During the weathering process a slight "checking" or roughening of the grain may occur in spots. You may even notice a few small cracks. Checking is not a structural defect, but a perfectly natural process, as the wood expands and contracts, adjusting to the elements. Water spots or other discoloration may also occur during the weathering process. These will eventually even out, and the furniture will take on a uniform silver-gray colour. Solid wood "lives" and will adapt to its surroundings. Small cracks and bursts may appear and disappear in a changing environment. Sudden and extreme changes will result in more extreme reactions. When used outdoors, the ageing of the wood will enhance its natural charm.
Periodic cleaning of your teak furniture is always a good thing, as it will help to maintain the general appearance, and prevent dirt from building up. Hosing your teak off will do the trick, but we don't recommend a high-pressure washer. Clean using a mild solution of warm water and a little detergent. Then rinse with fresh water. Some people prefer to cover their furniture when they are not using it for long periods of time, which will help keep it clean and protected (especially in areas with a lot of tree sap or dust), but is not essential. If you do choose to use protective covers, it is very important that you use only "breathable" covers that don't trap the humidity, but allow constant ventilation. Teak is a very forgiving hardwood, and scratches, scrapes and stubborn stains (like oil and red wine) can usually be removed using a light to medium grade sandpaper.
Problems resulting from failure to maintain the products is not covered under warranty.
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