Teak Protector is a modern treatment for teak that is easy to apply and lasts a long time. The treatment protects your teak and helps teak look great because it helps teak retain the natural warm colour of teak. Teak Protector doesn’t let your teak turn black or grey and lasts the entire season. Plus it provides 100% protection from the sun.
Nearly all teak that is treated with normal teak-oil, turns grey in 4 to 8 weeks. After that, the teak needs to be cleaned and oil reapplied. Three or four treatments may be needed to maintain the teak for an entire season, which can be a lot of work. Teak Protector is not an organic product and therefore lasts much, much longer. Teak Protector just brings out the colour of natural, clean teak and maintains it for a long, long time. Most teak sealers contain flammable ingredients that are dangerous for the environment. Soon it will be forbidden in Europe to stock and transport these types of sealers with wood due to the inherent fire hazard. Since Teak Protector is 100% water-based it is naturally non-flammable and completely environment- friendly.
Surface coatings such as a varnish, do not last forever. Water eventually penetrates the coating, causing cracking and/or peeling. Coatings must be sanded to remove them, which makes maintenance burdensome. Also, teak garden furniture with shiny coatings on the teak doesn’t look natural. Since Teak Protector penetrates into the pores of the teak, it becomes almost invisible: treated and protected teak looks as good as new natural teak.
Teak Protector makes life easier because it preserves teak furniture, is easy to apply, and lasts much longer than ordinary teak sealers or teak-oils. Since Teak Protector penetrates into the teak in less than an hour, your clothes stay clean when sitting on your teak furniture, unlike oil products that may puddle and get on clothes.
Teak Protector generally lasts for the entire season without turning black or grey. The duration depends upon factors such as exposure to the sun, humidity, rain, the age of the teak, and some other factors. Teak Protector is water-based.
Although Teak Protector is water-based it dries quickly. This means that furniture can be used within a few hours.
Teak Protector may affect grass, plants and some types of pavements. We recommend covering the work area with a disposable piece of plastic.
When Teak Protector is completely dry, it will not react with water- based waxes. Only when solvents are present in the wax (e.g. acetone) some weakening and dissolving may occur.
Teak Protector seals the wood and provides some protection, but not in such a way that on the long term food or oil are unable to penetrate. This type of protection requires the use of Teak Shield.
Unlike oils and sealers, Teak Protector hardly changes the colour of the teak after application. Teak-oils and/or sealers typically change the colour of teak to a darker brown or reddish orange tint. Teak Protector reinforces the golden/honey color and gives a beautiful end-result.
We recommend using a dust free cloth to apply a thin layer. Using a sponge or spray may result in overuse of the Protector which could result in slight cracking and/or blistering.
The best way to completely remove Teak Protector is to completely sandpaper the teak, which can be rather time-consuming. We recommend using Teak Protector on a small area first such as the back of a leg to judge if the treatment meets your expectations.
To use Teak Protector on oil-treated wood, it should first be cleaned with Teak Cleaner. Teak Protector should never be applied directly to oiled teak, because it will "react" with the oil. This can result in severe discoloration.
You can, but it can leave the surface a bit rough resulting in a less appealing finish. We recommend removing the sawdust with a dry, rough cleaning sponge prior to treatment with Teak Protector.
The black spots on teak are commonly mistaken for dirt getting stuck in the wood. However, the black spots on teak are actually mould and mildew which are growing in the wood and teak oil which was baked by the sun. Teak Cleaner will remove any mould and mildew that may have accumulated. However, if teak-oil is used again the problem is likely to reoccur as the mould and mildew will have food again! Teak becomes gray because of Ultra-Violet rays from the sun. This process can be prevented by treating teak with Teak Protector, which contains unique, expensive UV absorbers and reflectors.
Teak Protector does not affect aluminum, brass or sling. However, to keep these materials clean, it is best you prevent contact with Teak Protector. If these parts come in contact with Protector they can be cleaned with water while the Protector is still wet.
Please note: If furniture has been treated / painted, we will repair rather than replace any damage.