How to Clean Outdoor Teak Furniture

Kingsley Bate - Amalfi Collection

Kingsley Bate - Amalfi Collection

Do you have outdoor Teak furniture?  

Ever wonder how to clean it properly without damaging it?

We would love to share our tips on how to restore your outdoor furniture to it's former glory and to keep it looking beautiful for years to come! 


Directions for Cleaning Outdoor Teak Furniture

-Step One : Wash down your furniture with low-pressure water 

-Step Two : Scrub the wet furniture with a soft bristle brush with the following solution (2/3 cup laundry detergent and 1/4 cup bleach in 1 gallon of warm water) 

-Step Three : Rinse the entire piece with more fresh water to remove all of the cleaning solution


*Bonus* : Does your teak have black dots?

-Yes? Even though Teak itself will not mildew, sometimes dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the wood will grow mildew. We recommend following the cleaning instructions above immediately if there is mildew present, so as to not leave permanent stains. 


Kingsley Bate has a great water-based Teak Shield that we have for sale in our showroom. It helps to protect against food and drink stains, including wine, oil, and coffee. It is completely transparent and also impedes mildew growth. It should be applied two or more times per year depending on use and exposure. 

Directions for Applying Kingsley Bate Teak Shield

-Step One : Complete cleaning instructions listed above and make sure furniture is completely dry before continuing

-Step Two : If wood feels rough it is recommended to lightly sand before treating

-Step Three : Shake bottle of Teak Shield for at least one minute 

-Step Four : Use a soft cloth (included with Kingsley Bate Teak Shield purchase) to apply a thin layer of Teak Shield evenly to the furniture's entire surface

-Step Five : Allow the first layer to dry for four hours before applying a thin second coat

-Step Six : Let the furniture dry for forty-eight hours before exposing to moisture

*When applying to new furniture it is important to let furniture sit outside and weather for at least one week before applying the Teak Shield. 

*It is recommended to treat your Teak furniture with Teak Shield a few times per year, and items such as tables tops should be treated more frequently. 

Kingsley Bate - Somerset Collection

Kingsley Bate - Somerset Collection

We hope we have answered all of your Teak Furniture questions, but if there are any additional questions please feel free to reach out to us!