How to apply teak oil

Restore the color of teak furniture: oiling teak garden chairs

Many of us have in the outdoors in garden some teak furniture, as they meet two very important qualities to be used as garden furniture, they are very beautiful and are very resistant to weather conditions. But over time, teak furniture gradually lose color and sometimes even turn gray. In this project I am going to apply teak oil to a teak chair to protect the wood, restore the color of the teak wood and make this teak piece of furniture look like new.

Sanding the teak chair
Sanding all teak wood

For this project I will use Xylazel teak oil, a product that is composed of natural oils and resins that penetrate the pores to nourish and enrich the wood. The first thing to do is to sand, with medium grit sandpaper, all the wood teak surfaces of the chair. This will help to remove any stains that may have appeared, and the oiling product will also penetrate the wood better. If the teak furniture has some varnish or was given some paint at some point and now we want to recover the original color, we can apply a paint stripper. It can also happen that the teak wood began to turn gray, for which we can use a gray wood cleaner.

Apply a plentiful coat of teak oil to soak the wood

Once the teak chair is sanded, I clean the dust well and apply a generous coat of teak oil using a brush. Oiling teak furniture with this product is very easy, because it penetrates very well into the teak wood and leaves a very homogeneous color. This teak furniture is usually made with a multitude of slats, so I only have to worry about covering with the teak oil all the nooks and crannies.

Oiling all teak surfaces thoroughly with teak oil.
Spread teak oil well

Once the product has been applied to all surfaces, I wait 15 minutes, allowing the wood to absorb the teak oil well. With a clean cloth I wipe off the excess of teak oil on the brush, and after 15 minutes, I use the clean brush to spread the teak oil well all over the surface. In 24 hours the teak chair is ready to be given another coat of oil, although in this case it was no longer necessary.

To polish, spread well a thin layer with a cloth.

To finish and leave a shinier finish on teak furniture that we have treated like this teak chair, when the oil is dry we can take a lint-free cloth, dampen it in the teak oil, and with quick movements apply a thin layer all over the wood surface.

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