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Mold Can Be Removed From Teak Wood Furniture

Author: Courtney B.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 09-12-2012
Views: 1,747
Word Count: 188
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 7778-OR

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I purchased a thirteen year old teak table and chair set from my sister and brother-in-law this summer when they upgraded to a more contemporary glass and metal outdoor set. It was evident that the wood set had not been cleaned or oiled for several years. After doing a little research on how to clean teak, I discovered that the silver-gray coloration that occurs in the wood is actually mold! Everything I read recommended a special teak cleaner that contained a chemical used to kill the mold.

I had recently read Dr. Close's protocol for cleaning mold out of homes using Thieves Cleaner, so I decided to give it a try on the teak. I put the cleaner in a spray bottle and diluted it partially with water. I sprayed the cleaner onto the wood and used a variety of cleaning brushes to scrub the mold away. Some spots that were particularly "dirty" took a second spraying/scrubbing, but the Thieves Cleaner did a beautiful, thorough job. After all the pieces were cleaned I oiled the set and now they look like new!

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