How do you clean teak?
Barlow Tyrie Teak Stain Guard™ forms an invisible layer to protect your teak furniture from everyday stains such as butter, oil and red wine, making the cleaning of accidental spills an easy task. Barlow Tyrie Teak Color Guard™, applied when the furniture is new or after cleaning, will help maintain the golden brown color of new teak by using pigment enhancers together with UV inhibitors to prevent the natural greying process.
Do I need to oil my teak furniture?
Treating with teak oil or other preservatives is not necessary, it will not extend the life of your furniture and is purely cosmetic. We do not recommend oiling your furniture.
What is the teak weathering process?
Over a few months in an outdoor environment, untreated teak will weather to a silver grey color, which is due to the action of sunlight.
Why does new teak sometimes have "wild" dark or orange stripes?
These markings are perfectly normal and will disappear within a few days, following exposure to the UV spectrum in natural sunlight. These marks are often apparent following the kilning process, which we use to lower the moisture content of the timber prior to manufacture. Kilning reduces the incidence of small cracks that can appear in the furniture due to the changes in temperature and humidity encountered in an outdoor environment.
Why do cracks occasionally appear in my teak furniture?
Teak wood is a natural material and fine cracks in the end grain of components, e.g. legs and arms, may appear due to changes in temperature, humidity and the consequent change in moisture content of the wood. This is normal, especially in heavier components and it will not affect the serviceability of your furniture.
How do I clean stainless steel?
Whilst 316 grade is highly resistant to corrosion it will still require some maintenance to preserve its finish, dependant on the environment. To maintain the finish of both 316 and 304 grades, we recommend you use Barlow Tyrie Stainless Steel Clean and Guard™, which cleans the stainless steel and leaves a fine layer of Teflon on the surface to help prevent the build up of contaminants.