Teak is a large deciduous tree that grows in tropical forests. Its wood is often used for outdoor furniture because it is more resistant to the elements than other types of wood.
If left untreated, however, it tends to fade to greyish color, so it should often be stained.
Whether you’re planning to stain your cabinet, chair, or coffee table in Sherwood, Oregon, here is a basic outline of how to go about it;
Sand the Surface
Wipe off dirt and dust; you can use a dry paper towel or cloth.
If there are any more stubborn stains, you can scrub them off with a wet rag.
Do not use cleaning products. You could damage the wood, and also the staining process more difficult.
Sand down rough spots with 120 grit sandpaper. Move your hand over the furniture to look for rough spots in the wood.
If they need to be sanded to match the rest of the surface, use sandpaper. Check sanding often to make sure the area is level with the rest of the wood.
Before staining, you need to make sure the surface is evenly prepared to absorb the stain. Sand the entire surface until it feels evenly smooth.
.Wipe off the wood dust with a dry rag before continuing.
Apply a Sealer
Apply the sealer on the wood using the brush. The smoother the surface, the better the stain adhesion.
If you want a lighter color, you can dilute the seal with alcohol.
After a few minutes, wipe off the excess sealant.
Use a clean cloth to wipe off any seal that is still on the wood when it begins to dry.
Let the sealer dry completely.
Use 220 grit sandpaper to go over your wooden furniture again.
You should sand the surface a few times before proceeding. This smoothes out areas where the seal may not have dried evenly.
Apply the Stain
You can use a variety of tools for this. A foam or bristle brush works well, but you can also use a cloth dipped in stain if it’s a relatively small piece of wood, and you don’t have a brush.
Apply an even layer to the surface.
If you don’t want to stain a certain part of the furniture, protect it with masking tape.
Wipe off any stain that has not been absorbed by the wood using a dry cloth.
Remember, the longer you leave the stain on the wood before you wipe it, the darker it will be to wipe it.
Let The Wood Stain Dry.
The time it takes for the stain to dry completely depends on how thick the layer you used is. Avoid touching the stain too often if it is still wet. You may end up with an uneven, stained coating.
Wait a moment after the first coat dries to see if you’re happy with the color intensity.
If you want your furniture to get darker, you can add another layer of wood stain using the same process.
• If there are any cracks or rough spots on your furniture, you can seal them with putty before staining.
• If left outdoors, teak tends to turn silver-gray as it ages. If your furniture has changed color, it is particularly important to sand it down before staining.
• Since wood stain can irritate the skin, you should wear rubber gloves when staining teak.
Consult an Expert Painter
If you need help repainting your furniture, cabinets, or deck, in Sherwood, Oregon, our team at Maller Painting Company can help.
We have years of professional painting experience serving the areas of Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon.
Our team can help you choose the best type of paint as well and paint colors at no extra cost.
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