Every now and there is time to clean the furniture. The teak rocking chair is no exception in that. So this is the reason why I want to talk with you about that.
We all know that with proper cleaning and maintaining of the teak furniture, it will last longer, even as long as your lifetime.
It’s well known, that teak wood is extremely durable and is naturally good in rot and weather resistant.
If you are looking for the reason, why is so often used for boat building and boat decks exterior construction, the reason lays in its sturdiness and all kind of weather condition resistance.
The same reason is, why it’s used so many times for best poolside furniture and of course patio furniture as well, like the teak rocker.
Teak furniture is well known for its golden honey color when it’s new. Because it requires very little maintenance, its popularity grows every day. If you let any piece of teak patio or poolside furniture outside without proper care, eventually will develop silver gray patina color.
If you maintain and clean it properly, its luxurious golden honey color look will last for a long time.
With regular cleaning of your teak rocking chair, which is necessary, you will prevent discoloration and mold build-up.
Clean your teak rocking chair in 2 simple steps
You should start cleaning your teak rocking chair with the least aggressive solution. Sometimes is enough to wash it with mild soap and water.
If this doesn’t show any result, you should gradually move to the something bit more aggressive cleaning solution.
Here you can do two things. You can get a commercial teak cleaner from Amazon for the affordable price, or follow two solutions of my DIY with the item from your household.
The first DIY solution is to mix a vinegar with the gallon of warm water. This is very good and cheap, as well as the effective cleaning solution, to clean your teak furniture.
Second DIY is to mix one cup of bleach and one cup of laundry detergent with warm water. This is a bit rougher, yet effective solution to clean your teak rocking chair.
If your piece of teak furniture has tough stains, you can also mix two teaspoons of trisodium phosphate with warm water.
If your teak rocking chair is neglected with dark stains, it’s best for you to get one of the commercial grade cleaners from Amazon.
Rules and steps how to clean teak rocking chair
Here are rules and steps, how to clean teak rocker and other teak patio furniture.
Things you need:
- Appropriate cleaning solution (soap, DIY solution, commercial cleaner)
- Garden sprayer/spray bottle
- Plastic scrubbing brush
To apply cleaning solution you need a garden sprayer or spray bottle. With the garden sprayer, you will do this job with less effort on your hands. It’s also better because the solution will be distributed evenly and smoothly.
Every piece of teak patio or teak poolside furniture you should clean on the well-ventilated area. You should spray your teak rocker or other teak wood furniture that you want to clean completely to get wet and let it soak.
Be sure, that you keep it wet, so the cleaning solution that you choose will soak for 15 minutes.
If you use commercial teak wood cleaner, follow the manufacturer instructions.
For scrubbing is best to use some nylon kind of plastic scrubbing brush. Do so and there will be no damage on the Teak wood.
When the teak rocking chair is soaked properly, use the garden hose to rinse all the solution off and wipe it dry with the cloth.
Tips for cleaning of your teak furniture
Do the cleaning in the shade. Because the sun can dry out the solution on furniture very quick. So the solution will not have time to soak up properly.
Leave your cleaned teak rocker for 24 hours to dry out. If there are still some stains, you can use the solution of mixed a gallon of hot water and a half cup of oxalic acid. Follow the same steps as we talk about before.
To get best results and for best maintaining, you should coat your cleaned piece with the oil. Before you do this, let the cleaned furniture dry out at least 24 hours. To be sure that is fully dry out, leave it for 48 hours before applying the oil.
I hope you know, that if you clean and maintain your teak wood furniture regularly, it will last for a very long time, if not for your lifetime.
Do so and your teak rocking chair or any other teak furniture will remain beautiful and you will enjoy using it.
I hope that this instructions and tips about how to clean teak rocker will help you keep your beloved piece of teak patio furniture last for decades.
Don’t forget, the teak rocking chair can be also great as a gift for your friends or family members. Don’t forget to share this info with them.