PATINATED OR OILED?


Patinated or oiled?

We use teak for most of our outdoor furniture, as it requires little care and maintenance. Teak is a heavy, hard, and sturdy type of wood. The high content of natural oils makes it highly weather and rot resistant and is, therefore, a good choice for outdoor furniture. We use only core teak because it is richer in natural oils making it evenly grained, more weather resistant and longer lasting than the outer teak wood. 

As the teak is untreated, the surface will patinate over time and eventually turn into a beautiful silvery grey colour. This beautifully patinated look does not affect the durability or quality of your furniture. If you wish to preserve or intensify the original honey-golden colour, use a suitable furniture oil on a regular basis. No matter what you choose, the wood will be resistant to everyday wind and weather thanks to the high content of natural oils. Read our guide to applying an oil treatment here.

To prolong the furniture's lifespan, we recommend cleaning it at least once a year, this will remove algae and dirt and make your furniture more resistant in all weathers, all year round. Read our cleaning guide for outdoor furniture here.

Guide to applying an oil treatment

When placing untreated wood outside it will patinate over time and become silver-grey in the end. If you wish to preserve or intensify the original golden-brown colour, use Skagerak’s natural oil on a regular basis

CLEAN YOUR OUTDOOR WOODEN FURNITURE – A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

To prolong the furniture's lifespan, we recommend cleaning it at least once a year, this will remove algae and dirt.