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Teak Care & Maintenance

4 Easy Step Cleaning Guide using Homemade Cleaner

Let’s see how to properly clean your teak furniture with just the thing from your home. Here’s your step-by-step guide on how to make dirty teak wood shine again.

Step 1: Make Your Own Teak Cleaner


  • 1 cup of tap water
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • ¼ cup of dish soap
Pure all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake it a bit. This is enough cleaning agent for one large teak furniture piece so you can scale this ratio up or down for your needs.

In case your teak shows signs of mold, you can add 1 tbsp of bleach to the mix.

Step 2: Apply DIY Teak Cleaner

To get the best results, you need to spray your DIY teak cleaner all over the furniture piece and allow it to sit for several minutes.

Step 3: Start Scrubbing Gently

Take a soft bristle brush, rougher brushes may damage the teak, and gently scrub the dirt and residue off your teak piece.

Step 4: Rinse Well and Let Dry

Now the most important part. Make sure to rinse all the residue and cleaning agent out of the teak, but don’t use too strong pressure. If possible, leave it in the sun for a few hours to speed up the process, but don’t let it stay there for too long.


4 Tips on How to Keep Your Teak Furniture Clean

Here are four useful but simple tips on how to keep your teak furniture clean as long as possible.

Use Covers: Use covers on teak chairs, tables, and seats when storing outside .

Stains from oil-based foods – Oil-based foods like mayo and ketchup can stain your teak. Use table covers, cloths, or trays to prevent this.When they do occur it is best to wipe off stains as quickly as possible with a damp cloth.

Don’t use Scouring Pads or Steel Wool: Don’t use steel wool or any hard material while cleaning your teak wood so you don’t damage the beautiful teak finish.

Avoid Pressure Washers: Pressure washers clean hard stains amazingly, but they can also wear off the finish on your teak. Potential cracks in your wood can become even worse if hit by a pressure washer stream.

Star Brite Premium Teak Cleaner

If you prefer to buy a teak cleaner off the shelf we recommend Star Brite Premium Teak Cleaner available on Amazon and at many Hardware stores.

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