Do you sacrifice an hour on weekends every few months to clean the furniture? For families in which everybody is working, wood furniture maintenance is something that needs to be handled by professionals. Giving a quick phone call to the company that delivers wood restoration services to fix an appointment on a specific date, and time has to be done. There is no way you could spend half a day with a soft cloth applying polish to these numerous pieces. Weekends are for squash and socializing.
On the designated day, the professionals from wood furniture maintenance arrive and park their van outside your gate. You quickly explain to everyone that all your furniture is teak. They nod in a friendly manner and ask if you’d like them to apply a sealant after the cleaning job is finished? That’s when you remember the chairs and table in the patio have also lost their honey brown color and turned a ghostly grey. One of them tells you that it is common in this area because of the summer temperatures and sporadic rainfall. The person also says that they recommend a special sealant for teak furniture.
It’s lunchtime, and the experts from wood restoration services are still applying the sealant to your patio furniture. From the puzzled look on your face, they can tell you’ve never had the teak furniture cleaned or polished before. One of them explains that they need to apply at least three coats of sealant after twenty-minute intervals to ensure each coat dries appropriately. For the indoor furniture, they suggest that two layers of sealant will suffice.
While they are on their lunch break, you explain that all your furniture was brought to USA from Asia where you were working with the embassy. They compliment your taste in furniture and suggest you sign a contract with them for wood furniture maintenance. You take a visiting card and promise to call them after you decide.
After you hand them coffee and cookies in the evening, you inspect the furniture. It all looks brand new and has that sparkle to it that you were missing. You are particularly impressed with the patio furniture that now has the classic teak finish it had a year ago. They mention that a neighbor in the vicinity has a garage sale, and one of the items up for sale is a teak rocking chair. That seems like the ideal addition to your small collection of furniture and asks them for the address. You also ask them to drop by later in the week after seven for their wood restoration services. They are eager to see the rocking chair, too, and agree to a time for Wednesday.
Based on the photograph they see on their phones, they tell you the chair has a few stains that can easily be removed with a little sandpapering. They suggest a couple of coats of sealant too after the cleaning job; this will increase the life of the wood they tell you and ensure the color doesn’t change again for a year or so.
As they leave, you are feeling better that your investment in teak wood furniture maintenance was a good idea. You open an online store on your phone and start looking for teak furniture maintenance products like a cleaner, sealant, and protection. You navigate to a section for marine goods and pinpoint several products for keeping teak at its best. You look at your schedule for the next three months and use the number on the visiting card to call the polish experts and agree to a contract with them.