Teak non treated has a golden champagne color. With the UV protection we give it becomes a honey/brown color. After a few months outdoor the natural oil in teak wood will start to evaporate and will naturally begin to fade into a refined grayish silver patina.
If you wish to maintain a honey/brown color you need to apply an UV protector and sealant every 2 to 3 months. The duration of the protection and the consequent grayish silver patina will depend on the intensity of the climate exposure: rainfall, solar UV radiation and temperatures.
Beltempo’s teakwood comes from a sustainable forest, meaning that at least one tree is planted for every tree felled.
In contaminated surroundings occasional washing with warm soapy water is recommended to discourage moss formation. The application of a coating with teak protector (2 coats) is highly recommended twice a year or more if necessary, depending on the harshness of the weather.
We recommend the following products that can be easily purchased:
OSMO (it is what we use in our factory and is in every furniture we sell)
Osmo UV-Protection Oil is a clear natural oil-based satin finish with 12x UV Protection that will not crack, flake, peel or blister. The microporous finish resists water and dirt, regulates moisture and reduces wood swelling and shrinkage, while the natural oils enhance the character and tone of the wood.
Find the link: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/clear-uv-protection-oil-410-solvent-based-75-l-osmo
- Clear natural oil-based finish with 12x UV-Protection
- Microporous, breathable finish which does not crack, peel, flake or blister
- Very water and dirt resistant
- Reduces wood swelling and shrinkage
- 410 Clear is safe for humans, plants and animals once dry
- No sanding necessary for future applications
You can also use the following products if you have problems in finding the first one:
Teakdecking Systems – https://www.teakdecking.com/sealer-protector/
Step 1 – Teak Cleaner Liquid
Step 2 – Teak Sealer and Protector
Step 1 – Teak Cleaner (Part 1 and 2)
Step 2 – Semco Teak Sealer (Cleartone)
(100% Acrylic canvas) Class 1 flammability standard. Fabric should be cleaned regularly to prevent excessive dirt from accumulating simply brush off any loose dirt.
Remember mold attacks only organic dirt in the fabric, never the fabric itself.
Cushions and shades covers can be water machine washed:
Use eco solution of mild natural soap in lukewarm water (not exceeding 30° Celsius or 100° Fahrenheit). If needed you can use up to 3% of bleach.
Do not iron press or machine hot drying. Natural air dry or cold fluff delicate machine drying.
(Vinyl coated Polyester fabric) NFPA flammability standard class “A” Wash with abundant cold water and soap Pressure washing possible.
Stainless Steel (AISI 316)
Stainless steel should be cleaned with a wet cloth damped with a water/alcohol solution 5%. and air dry. Protection with 3M stainless steel products is advised. In case of a small spotting due to contamination, you can use car polish to renew the natural shining.
We highly recommend to storage in a ventilated dry place. Do not cover with non-transpiring plastic or vinyl.