Caring Tips For Teak Dining Room Furniture
Dining rooms and kitchens often become the central entertainment hubs of the home, so it’s important to choose dining room furniture. There are several different materials when it comes to your dining room furniture. One of the most popular material is teak wood. Teak is a dense, close-grained hardwood that is more durable and low-maintenance than many other types used to construct furniture. Teak is suitable for indoor or outdoor furniture and is often used as dining furniture. While it is not difficult to care for teak furniture, you must do some maintenance to keep it looking the way you wish it to look. As with any dining room furniture, your teak will have to be cleaned regularly. Mold and mildew can build up on the surface and can damage the wood, as can the usual dirt that comes with regular use. To clean surface soil, simply use a sponge, water and a mild soap.
For removing any surface build-up you must go a step further. Cleaning should be done with a cleaning solution specifically designed for teak wood. It should be available in places that sell teak or from department stores. Use a one-part formula (not two-part acid cleaners) and a bristle brush to gently scrub the surface of the table and chairs for about 10 minutes. You will also want to buy some bronze wool. Then rinse the table with clean water and wipe the bronze wool across the grain of the wood to remove any cleaning solution that is left behind. This thorough cleaning will not have to be done very often for indoor dining room furniture, but should be done when you begin to notice the table top looking dull or discoloured.