Using Teak Oil For Your Furniture
Teak oil is a hardening, penetrating oil that seeps into wood surfaces and completely seals them. It’s often used on boats and furniture because of its protective qualities. This oil is also known to be very effective for indoor and outdoor teak furniture care. Regular sanding and teak oil finishing will ensure that teak wood has that smooth finish and honey brown color. The best thing about this oil is that it works as a waterproofing agent. So you can place the furniture in rain or sun without worrying about damages. Here are some ways of teak oil application for furniture. Firstly, remember that this oil is toxic hence, you need an open area while applying this oil on furniture. So, if you are working on indoor furniture, take it outdoor or work in a well ventilated area. Now, take a dusting cloth and make it damp. Dust the furniture with it to remove the dust collected over it. Only if it is extremely dirty opt for an oil soap. Now, before you follow the next step, wait till it dries completely.
Now, take a few drops of the oil on the oiling cloth and start applying it on the furniture. Rub well, so that the oil is well absorbed. If you are working on large items then take the oil in a container and dip the cloth in it each time. Remember, do not use excess of oil that will stay on the teak wood. Once you finish application, the surface will look shiny, let it dry completely to allow the oil to be absorbed. After 2 hours re-apply the oil in the same way. If you notice excess of oil, just wipe off with a clean cloth.
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