Protecting Outdoor Wood Furniture with Teak Oil

Protecting Outdoor Wood Furniture with Teak Oil

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Protecting outdoor wood furniture with teak oil is a common method to enhance its appearance and extend its lifespan. Teak oil provides a protective layer that helps prevent moisture damage and slows down the effects of aging caused by exposure to the elements.

Teak oil is a mix of various oils that is water-resistant and gives your wood a unique finish.

I wanted to upgrade our patio furniture to something a little more comfortable to hang out in. It turns out that I set I bought for a previous apartment wasn’t too comfy to sit for longer period of time. Shocker! I always find some type of flaw with items I buy too hastily and don’t put enough research in.

The chairs I got are from World Market and I couldn’t be happier with the design. The runner-up design was from Target, but when I sat in them at the store they were fairly small. These chairs are super wide and I cannot wait to snuggle up with a glass of wine at night (or beer because its hot in Texas!).

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

Before I could assemble the chairs, I wanted to do a little bit of DIY love to make sure they are beautiful and can withstand the Texas heat. Yes, it is a little bit more humid here, but if the air dries out then I want the wood to be protected. I decided to rub Teak Oil on the wood before assembly. For ten bucks we bought this Watco Teak Oil from Amazon.

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

Here are some wood-oiling tips:

  • I protected the patio floor with a canvas sheet to help soak up any oil drops.
  • I only applied one coat of oil then let it sit for thirty minutes. The instructions called for two, but the wood looked good with one.
  • Next, I wiped it down with a dry cloth. I used one of my husband’s old undershirts.
  • The instructions then called for 8-10 hours of dry time, which was perfect deciding to leave them on the patio overnight (then I assembled in the morning).

*Teak oil is specifically designed for teak wood, so if your outdoor furniture is made from a different type of wood, make sure to choose an appropriate oil or finish suitable for that particular wood species.

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

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