Teak is a very dense and oily wood. The natural oil present within teak wood offers it protection from pests such as termites. The oil also keeps water from seeping into the wood. For moderate cleaning, we recommend warm soapy water, or if needed a deeper clean a moderate sand could be necessary. If you'd like to prevent marks and stains, please see below info for our recommended teak sealer.
Teak wood has a golden honey colour when new, but after time it naturally fades into a pale grey patina. This colour change is only cosmetic and does not affect the strength of the wood. But if you prefer the golden colour there are a couple things you can do to slow down the ageing process.
We recommend ‘Semco Teak Sealer’ if you'd like to maintain the natural honey colour & protect the surface from spills and marks. This is only needed once a year in order to effectively protect teak wood from colour fade. And if later you decide to let the furniture fade naturally to grey, teak sealer treatments can simply be discontinued. After not applying sealer for a while, the wood will simply begin to age as before.