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Teak Furniture Service

As someone already mentioned, so-called teak oil is prone to mold and mildew growth. I just wanted to add another possible reason for this.
The manufacturers do not list the ingredients on the can so it is hard to know what is in it but the main ingredient is usually boiled linseed oil. Some brands might start with mineral oil and those are the ones that are lighter in color.
The brand I most often see for sale is Watco.
If you buy a gallon of Watco Teak Oil and pour it into a bucket, then take a flashlight and look inside the can you will see a lot of sediment still at the bottom of the can. This sediment contains most or maybe all of the added ingredients that provide the mildew resistance.
I no longer use Watco but when I did I would always drop a handful of rocks inside the can and shake the you-know-what out of it until all of that sediment was thoroughly mixed in with the oil.
Boiled linseed oil is basically vegetable oil. So, using straight boiled linseed oil is like rubbing margarine all over the furniture. I have had customers tell me that their furniture looked good for a few weeks and then almost overnight it all turned completely black.


   
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mooshi1971

any suggestions on how to turn teak that has molded bc of sealing when wet into the grey patina again?

   

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