- What Is Teak Cleaning?
- Our Process
- Cleaning to Promote Gray Patina
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- Maintenance Program
- Areas of Service
- How Much Does it Cost?
What Is Teak Cleaning?
Outdoor teak furniture is constantly bombarded by the effects of weathering and outside pollution. Outside contaminants such as dirt, bird droppings, and mold are not only unsightly to look at, but can also be unsafe to dine on. An effective way to rid your expensive and beloved furniture from nature’s toxins is by having professional cleaning performed. Teak cleaning involves applying gentle cleaning methods to restore the raw natural unfinished look of your furniture.
Our cleaning process involves multiple methods of removing nature‘s contaminants and previous coatings from your outdoor furniture to give it a raw natural look. If your furniture has not been annually maintained, chances are it has weathered gray in color and may have other impurities such as black mold embedded on the wood’s surface. Our cleaning process for weathered furniture involves gently cleaning the wood by hand to remove these unwanted impurities. Specially designed brushes are used to fit between slats. Extra attention is given to using the correct coarseness and softness when cleaning. Using a brush that is too coarse may remove softer parts of the wood grain and using a brush that is too soft may not remove the toxins on the surface of the wood.
Teak cleaning sometimes involves removing failed coatings such as oil and varnish. Our cleaning process for removing failed coatings involves the use of acid based cleaners to dissolve and retard oils and varnishes. Coatings such as varnish may have multiple coats and therefore need to be chemically stripped. After the failed coatings have been dissolved, mild cleaning will complete the process. The wood will be clean and free of weathering and coatings. A fresh, raw, and unfinished appearance will be restored to the wood.