To clean weathered teak, we recommend using Golden Care Teak Cleaner. Click here to purchase the cleaner and find out more.
This product is easy to use and will produce dramatic results.
First remove the piece from any finished surface or remove any items that might be affected by the cleaning process. Golden Teak cleaner may affect grass, plants and some types of pavements. Always wear rubber gloves and eye protection when using a teak cleaner. Cover the ground under your working area before cleaning.
Using a hose, wet the wood thoroughly. It is best to work on a small area at a time, overlapping each area and working from top to bottom. Apply cleaner with a soft cloth or sponge. Allow to soak for 3 minutes. Scrub the base with a Scotch Brite pad or a soft bristle brush in the direction of the grain. Finally rinse the area thoroughly with water, the teak should appear obviously lighter and cleaner. If any stains remain repeat the process. The wood will lighten further as it dries.
Teak cleaner will remove teak oils, food stains, the residue of varnish, and teak sealer. Any solid surface coating like varnish must be removed before using a cleaner. Never use a brass brush or a pressure washer to clean teak, these methods will scour the soft grain of the wood causing a rough and splintery surface. Never use steel wool to clean teak because it will produce rust spots in the wood. Brass wool is acceptable but a Scotch Brite Pad is the best tool to clean teak.
Once the grey pigmentation and stains are gone and the furniture piece is dry, sanding any roughness of the grain can make the furniture seem just like new again.