Teak garden furniture - leave it or rejuvenate?

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  1. MrSossidge

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    We've had this furniture for about 4 years now and other than give it a clean with water and a scrubbing brush (once) I've always left it out and covered it over winter. Should I try and give it a gentle sand and rejuvenate with some teak oil or should I leave it as nature intended?

    What do you do with yours?
     
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    Jet wash then teak oil
    Will come up like new
     
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    ^^^
    :smashin:

    Looks in good nick, paint brush, teak oil and 10 minutes applying will rejuvenate that no end.

    :)

    Don't bother sanding.
     
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    Use a sponge to apply the oil for a smoother finish :smashin:
     
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    I've just read that outdoor teak won't really appreciate teak oil as it contains a mixture of linseed oil and solvents. It suggests a teak cleaner to remove any crap.

    If I did go teak oil route I've got 8 chairs to do aswell and that feels like a weeks worth of work!

    There are some marks on the wood where slugs and snails have been eating algae left over from putting it away under cover after not giving it a good clean.
     
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    Don't get too perfectionist. Shouldn't take more than 1/2 an hour and It'll make a huge difference, just dont do it 30 minutes before your guests turn up.

    :)
     
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    I did a bench after someone had tried and failed.
    Jet wash took all the crap off even on the parts that looked clean before. Spray the oil on a sponge, long strokes and looked great. Two coats and it looked brand new.
    If you don't clean thoroughly it will end up looking patchy, hence the jet wash cleaning :smashin:
     
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    I think SBT has the 'doing it right approach' and I have the 'quick and simple' approach. Either way both methods will give you good results compared to doing nothing.

    :)
     
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    Although not sure how wise it is to follow my DIY tips :laugh:
     
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    Right. Off to buy a jet wash.
     
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    Just bought a jet wash. Will be here tomorrow.
     
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    Might have been cheaper to buy new garden furniture.
    Let us know how you get on.
     
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    I was told you shouldn't cover teak, it sweats under there and all sorts of crap starts growing on it.
    If it can't be put in a shed or garage, just leave it out.
     
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    Should be cleaned and re oiled every year anyway IMO.
     
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    Do not i repeat do not use that nozzel you will feather the wood and ruin it.
     
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    Yeah, was wondering about that, I tend to use my jet wash carefully (and at a distance) on stuff, they're brutal machines and need to be treated with respect.

    :)
     
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    The standard nozzle that comes with it should be OK. That's what I used
     
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    What do you mean by the standard lance, as i've already said do not use the dirt blaster on wood. :nono:
     
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    The one the jet washer comes with.

    I have taken your advice onboard and I am 100% positive that I will be ordering the one you linked to tomorrow when I feather the wood on my broken chair. I need to try it first though. Just in case. ;)
     
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    Is there a MrsSossidge? Sometimes the answer to your problems is staring you in the face.
    Mrs C generally cracks before me in terms of sprucing up the outdoor wooden furniture. She doesn't do it quite like I'd like it, but hey, am I going to argue?

    :blush:
     
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    If you use/try out the standard lance do not get any closer than 12" then.
     
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    Thanks, I won't. I have jetwashed my decking before at the last house and eventually worked out that the closer you got the worse the wood became.
    There is a MrsSossidge. However she works back in Birmingham 3 days a week and I'm currently not working. There are only so many Coronas I can drink in the sunshine before I think I need to get of my arse and do something useful.
     
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    Jet wash arrived on Friday. Bought the K2 Compact. Compact is a great word to describe it. It's tiny. Lightweight and portable.

    Anyway, blasted a chair with some success. Noticeable amount of crud build up came of and revealed a nicer teaky/silvery colour.

    Saturday I hit the table. 12inches wasn't cutting it so I took the risk of getting closer. Wood held up with no noticeable feathering. Again, I've been left with a nice pale teaky/silvery colour with a few marks still left over from greasy food spills.

    Overall I'm happy with the result but I do feel that a bit of a sand to take it back a little further would give the table an almost new finish but I don't think I will and I'll leave nature to take its course again. uploadfromtaptalk1436174246058.jpg
     
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