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#1 posted 01-16-2013 05:34 PM

If you truly want the least amount of maintenance possible, and your teak is indoors, I would not put a finish on it at all! What causes weathering for teak is the outdoor elements (rain, snow, sunlight, shade, and so forth). When the teak is indoors the weathering process is extremely delayed, if it even weathers. For the least amount of work, what I do is annual wipe downs with soap and water. Every 3-5 years, or whenever I am feeling productive I use an actual teak cleaner on the table to completely restore it to make it look new again.

One thing I would highly suggest for a table that is in regular use is teak shield. I made the mistake of not protecting my table from food stains, oil stains, wine stains, and so forth and had to work hard to get the stains out. I then found the product “teak shield” and it has made my life easier. It is basically a topical, water based product that protects it from these everyday stain possibilities.

Oils and such that say they will protect teak are really focused on the color, and not protecting it from stains and such (or that’s what I have learned from my experiences at least!)

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