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  • Writer's pictureBenton Purtle at Tropicraft

Teak Treatments: Ways to Protect Your Furniture from Fading

If you're looking to add some personality to your home's outdoor space by adding a few pieces of furniture, Teak hardwood is a perfect choice. It is a beautiful and natural addition to any home. It's easy to put together and can last for many years.

Center-cut, grade A teak can add a robust, rustic look to your outdoor seating or dining space. Its light color and fine grain are a compliment to any naturally-inclined space, whether surrounded by woodlands or jealous suburban neighbors. Royal Teak, the premier outdoor teak furniture supplier in the US, provides furniture which holds its structural integrity whether or not it is treated. The question is this: should you protect your teak's natural color, or let it fade to a classy gray? If you'd like to keep its natural sheen, then read on!

A timeline and color guide to teak fading.
Keep the fresh-cut look or let it fade? It's up to you!

How To Protect Your Teak Furniture

Teak wood is known for its durability and beauty. However, it will start to fade over time if it is not cared for. Some experts say that teak furniture can last for centuries if maintained properly. If you're unsure how to keep your teak furniture looking fresh-cut, check out these six ways to protect your furniture from fading!


The first step to protecting your teak furniture's color is cleaning it thoroughly. You want to remove any dirt, grease, or grime that may have accumulated over time.

If you notice any stains, use a soft cloth to wipe them away.

Note: Be sure to rinse the area well after cleaning.


Waxing your teak furniture helps protect it from fading. You can apply wax using a rag or brush. Apply a light coat of wax to the entire surface of your furniture, then let the wax dry completely before moving your furniture around.

Stain Guard

A stain guard is a great product to keep your furniture looking its best. Apply stain guard to the furniture and allow it to sit overnight. Then, scrub the area with a soft brush and rinse thoroughly, and your furniture is good to go.

Two botles of Royal Teak sealer & cleaner.
Want to keep that fresh cut look? Don't forget to treat yearly!

Sunlight is your biggest enemy when it comes to teak wood furniture's natural color. Over time, the UV radiation continues to expose your teak, carbonizing the lacquers and making your furniture a dull color. Hence, applying teak sealer twice a year is crucial, so UV rays cannot change your furniture's color.

How to Buy an Ideal Teak Long-Lasting Furniture?

Looking for an outdoor seating solution that will complete your look? Look no further than Tropicraft patio furniture. Our beautiful and sturdy teak pieces are perfect for any occasion, and their natural finish impresses everyone who sees them.

They're fully assembled by our team of experts, and covered in sophisticated details. Tropicraft has something for everyone. Plus, the natural wood finish gives your space a touch of luxury that you'll love. Tropicraft is the perfect choice for any home with attention to detail and a customer satisfaction guarantee.

Here are some tips on how to maintain your teak garden furniture.

  • Use a waterproofing product on the teak furniture to prevent it from getting wet. A good quality exterior paint won't hurt, either.

  • Clean regularly to remove dirt and debris that may cause cracks and splits.

  • Protect your teak furniture with a cover. Covering your furniture with a tarp or blanket helps keep it clean and prevents insects from eating into the wood.


Maintaining your furniture in good condition is necessary to serve you for years. Careful teak treatment can help protect your furniture from fading over time.

Teak treatments can also prevent your furniture from becoming unusable or dull. Following these tips, you can keep your furniture looking its best for years.

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