Should I Paint My Teak Bench?

You may be wondering if you could and should paint your teak garden furniture, an important question as the result of doing so can be decisive in the appearance and longevity of your garden furniture.

In this blog we’ll be discussing whether or not it is wise to paint your teak garden furniture, and how best to maintain the prestige of your garden’s feature pieces.

Can Teak Garden Furniture Be Painted?

Teak garden furniture, just like any other type of furniture can be painted of course, however the real question is should it be painted?

Quite simply, no.

By applying paint to teak wood you risk ruining not only the unique aesthetic of teak but also its structural integrity.

Natural Teak Aesthetic

Grade A teak has a naturally light, honey gold tone with striations of wheat and amber warmth.

Grade B teak has more pigment variation and is often darker than grade A teak, whereas grade C teak will have a more uneven colour, being patchy dark with white areas.

All of our Mr Teak furniture is ethically and sustainably sourced from reputable timber harvesting programs, and its quality is deemed ‘Grade A’, meaning all of our designs are realised in premium teak.

Can A Teak Bench Left Outside All Year Round?

Yes, due to the robust nature of teak as a malleable material, a teak bench can most definitely be left outside in all seasons.

Teak is naturally rich with protective oils, and applying coats of paint will allow water to eventually seep into the new layers and cause it to flake.

Natural Teak Colour Change

Teak does, over time, naturally transition from a light, wheat golden colour to a silvery grey tone, known as ‘weathering’, whilst maintaining its rustic charm and structural integrity.

Long exposure to the ever changing British weather conditions including rain and the Sun’s UV rays, is the cause for this change in colour, as the elements drench a teak bench in a silvery hue.

Teak Treatment

The transition in colour is nothing to worry about, however if you would like to extenuate your garden furniture’s golden tones (and also prevent cracking), you can apply teak treatment oils.

Teak oils and sealants can keep your garden furniture looking new, and structurally sound, but must only be applied once the teak has ‘weathered’, as all of our teak has been pre-treated and premature use of oil or sealant may damage the furniture.

Please also note that the application of sealants or oils will invalidate your rights to return your product, please see our terms and conditions.

Mr Teak

Mr Teak benches are sourced from legal and sustainable projects as we believe the knowledge of giving back to the environment only enhances the experience of utilising our furniture.

Via our ethos of using the highest quality sustainable wood without having a negative impact on the environment you are helping towards the fight against deforestation, as well as making sure more trees are planted to replace those that were used to make your furniture.

Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but also guarantees the longevity of your products due to the quality of the Indonesian legal wood and the high standard of joinery we have upheld for 20 years.

With free UK delivery, a free 12 month warranty and a two week money back guarantee, now might be the time to check out our versatile range and regular special offers at Mr Teak.