Mother-Nature-proof your teak garden furniture and protect it from the elements.

How to care for teak wood outdoor furniture?

To care for your teak wood outdoor furniture, you should clean it at least once annually to remove the build-up of dirt, grime, moss, bird droppings and so on. You can do this simply with soapy water and a bit of elbow grease, and we also sell a Teak Cleaner should you wish to brighten your wood outdoor furniture back up to its former glory.

Teak is very low maintenance and is abundant in all the natural oils, minerals and nutrients it needs to care for itself. You don’t need to do much else in the way of teak care unless you are looking to preserve the new-teak colour. You can treat it with our Teak Protector to preserve its honey-gold colour as well as protect your wood furniture from exposure to UV light from the sun, or you can use our Sealer Shield for even weathering without growth of algae.

You can also apply the Teak Sealer Shield to add an extra protective barrier which will stop oil, coffee and wine stains from seeping into the teak.

Can teak furniture be left outside in winter?

Yes, teak furniture can be left outside all year round, even throughout winter. The properties of teak enable it to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. However, it will get dirtier than furniture enjoyed during the spring and summer only and may require more cleaning and maintenance.

teak furniture can be left in the garden in winter

How do I protect teak furniture in the winter? 

You can leave your teak furniture outside all year, even throughout winter, although it may require more cleaning than in the spring and summer. Teak is naturally high in oils and therefore able to protect itself for the most part, although there are a few things you can consider to protect your teak furniture in the winter;

  • Our teak cleaners and sealers will help to preserve the fresh look of the wood and protect the wood from all weather conditions
  • A simple furniture cover will protect the wood but make sure it is breathable and good quality as humidity can cause your furniture to crack or bow
  • For storage, we recommend an outhouse, garage or garden shed. However, please ensure there is not a dramatic change in the heat and humidity as this can cause your furniture to crack.

teak furniture care products

How to weatherproof outdoor furniture? 

Teak outdoor furniture is high in natural oils and minerals, meaning it’s already weatherproof as well as strong, durable, and resistant to rotting and pests. You can use our Teak Protector to keep teak golden brown and protected from UV light from the sun. Our Teak Sealer Shield will add an extra layer of protection, and is particularly useful for garden dining tables.

How do I stop wasps eating teak furniture? 

Although rare, wasps will like to nibble teak wood furniture in order to make pulp for new nests. The best thing you can do is eradicate any nearby nests. We also recommend that you boil vanilla sticks/pods in water, then allow the solution to cool before gently rubbing or spraying onto your teak wood furniture. You will need to reapply this solution after it rains.

As well as vanilla, eucalyptus, menthol and citronella will all also repel wasps. We believe that you may be able to buy special wasp repellents from other companies, but this may be more costly than the aforementioned DIY solution.

Rest assured, your furniture won't suffer any structural damage as the wasps only 'eat' a thin layer from the surface of the teak, although we understand this can be unsightly and frustrating.

stop wasps eating teak furniture


We hope you found this article helpful. If you’d like to know more about our teak garden furniture, please see our other FAQ pages or contact us by phone or email and we’ll do our best to help.

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