I have been wanting to do this “Teak Table Makeover” for weeks, but life gets crazy (see why here). I purchased the products I needed, but after they arrived they sat outside on our deck for weeks. Finally, my husband was able to help me get this done. He ended up doing the majority of the labor, but I can take credit for 2 of the chairs! *** Some of the links in this post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Read full disclosure policy here.
First, if you’re interested in purchasing a teak table, let me tell you something. If I were you…I would not hesitate what so ever. We love our teak table set and we are very impressed with how durable the teak wood is. I ordered this one on line and we had to put it together. This baby has had several brutal Winters and she is holding up perfectly. The table and chairs are very heavy and remarkably strong (it has no signs of rotting in over 7 years). Totally recommend teak wood for any outdoor table. The links I high lighted above are not the exact table, but very close.
Okay…so wait a minute. It looks like hell, Julie. What happened?
Winter happened. Rain happened. Don’t worry though, because teak wood is brought back to life very easily. Check out how it looks now…
Isn’t it just gorgeous? I could stare at it all day. Look at that shine…
oooooo….look at this angle:
We used 2 products to get this look after we brushed off all of the dirt and spider webs. Note: you can sand it a little if you want, but we didn’t.
This is what the wood looks like after applying 1 coat of teak oil.
I could have stopped here, but we got really smart this year. If you do decide to stop here, your table will look good for a few months.
We took it a step further, and applied our new favorite product Minwax Helmsman Spar Indoor/Outdoor Urethane. We made sure the teak oil was dry, then we brushed it on and only used 1 heavy coat. That’s it.
Now our table will stay beautiful a lot longer. How long…well, I will let you know.
Before I go, here’s another little tip we learned using Minwax Helmsman Spar Indoor/Outdoor Urethane…it seals stumps perfectly. This is a bark-less very dry/dead stump that my husband sprayed with bug spray, dried out for a couple more days, and then sanded it with an electric sander, and brushed on approximately 5 coats (making sure to follow directions on can). It is perfect for indoors or outdoors.
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