Teak Cleaning & Care
Well-made teak furniture does not require any maintenance to remain sturdy and in good shape, even when it is kept outdoors and exposed to the weather. However, a periodic cleaning is recommended to eliminate dirt build-up and increase longevity. To clean outdoor teak furniture, scrub your wet furniture using a soft bristle brush and warm soapy water. When finished, rinse the entire surface with more fresh water to remove any remaining cleaning residue. For removing tough stains, use Golden Care Teak Cleaner in conjunction with some light sanding. Note - using a Teak Cleaner and/or light sanding will gently remove the top surface sliver-grey patina of the wood, restoring the furniture to a golden-brown color.
Note: Do not use high pressure as you may erode the surface of the wood.
To protect teak surfaces from staining and to help maintain the sliver-grey patina on weathered teak, we recommend using Golden Care Teak Shield, which repels moisture and minimizes staining. To help maintain the honey-brown look of new teak furniture, apply Golden Care Teak Protector to all exposed surfaces after letting the furniture sit outside for approximately 10 days. Note - applying Golden Care Teak Protector is about managing the cosmetic appearance and does not affect the longevity of the furniture.
Stainless Steel Cleaning and Care
Stainless steel is a material of great purity and thanks to its high chromium content, it does not oxidize. Metal furniture, however, can attract dirt and stains and therefore needs periodic cleaning. To clean stainless steel furniture, wipe the frame with a soft cloth or sponge containing a mix of warm fresh water and mild detergent. Always wipe with the direction of the grain of steel, not across. For more stubborn stains or brown surface spots, replace the above-mentioned cloth/sponge with a fine grit non-abrasive Scotchbrite pad. Never use abrasive cleaners or cloths.