Teak is an extremely durable wood that has been utilized for centuries, with its uses ranging from shipbuilding, to home flooring, to furniture making. As a low maintenance material, day-to-day cleaning can be accomplished with warm water and a soft sponge or brush. To remove stains, you should use a cleaner formulated specifically for teak wood, such as Monocoat Natural Soap Spray. For a homemade cleaning agent, mix 1 cup of vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water.
To protect the teak from staining and discoloration, a wood protectant such as Monocoat Refresh Wood Protectant can be applied to the surface. A product such as Teak Guard sealant will protect your teak from UV rays and mold growth, and will infuse a long-lasting honey-colored finish to your wood.
For information regarding outdoor teak furniture, visit our How-To Care For Teak Outdoor Furniture guide.