Protecting Outdoor Furniture With Teak Oil

Teak oil is a mix of various oils that is water-resistant and gives your wood a unique finish.

I wanted to upgrade our patio furniture to something a little more comfortable to hang out in. It turns out that I set I bought for a previous apartment wasn’t too comfy to sit for longer period of time. Shocker! I always find some type of flaw with items I buy too hastily and don’t put enough research in.

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

The chairs I got are from World Market and I couldn’t be happier with the design. The runner-up design was from Target, but when I sat in them at the store they were fairly small. These chairs are super wide and I cannot wait to snuggle up with a glass of wine at night (or beer because its hot in Texas!).

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

So, before I could assemble the chairs, I wanted to do a little bit of DIY love to make sure they are beautiful and can withstand the Texas heat. Yes, it is a little bit more humid here, but if the air dries out then I want the wood to be protected. Thus, I decided to rub Teak Oil on the wood before assembly. So for ten bucks we bought this Watco Teak Oil from Amazon.

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil
Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil
Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

Here are some wood-oiling tips:

  • I protected the patio floor with a canvas sheet to help soak up any oil drops.
  • I only applied one coat of oil then let it sit for thirty minutes. The instructions called for two, but the wood looked good with one.
  • Next, I wiped it down with a dry cloth. I used one of my husband’s old undershirts.
  • The instructions then called for 8-10 hours of dry time, which was perfect deciding to leave them on the patio overnight (then I assembled in the morning).

Protecting Outdoor Wooden Furniture With Teak Oil

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38 Comments

  1. robin rue
    May 29, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    I want to try this on my deck. My outside furniture is plastic, but the deck itself really needs to be brought back to life.

  2. May 29, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    That outdoor furniture is so pretty. It is definitely something you want to protect from the elements. Teak oil seems like the perfect choice to keep them looking like new.

  3. May 29, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Where I live I need something like this. My furniture gets peel the part when is sitting out in the sun. I will definitely check this out because my furniture is starting to peel away slowly.

  4. May 29, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    I love your new outdoor furniture! The chairs are pretty and look really comfortable. Thanks for sharing the tip about protecting outdoor wood furniture with teak oil. I’ve never used it before.

  5. May 29, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Ooooh that’s awesome! People tend to have a lot of wooden furniture up here (we do) so this stuff would definitely be helpful because it can get so dry and faded with exposure to the elements.

  6. Angelic Sinova
    May 29, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Your new patio furniture is so cute! We FINALLY retired our old patio set (after 10+ years) and got an adorable new red set earlier this summer. I never thought of using Teak Oil to protect the wood. What a clever idea!

  7. robin rue
    July 5, 2017 / 7:50 am

    I want to try this on my deck. My outside furniture is plastic, but the deck itself really needs to be brought back to life.

  8. July 5, 2017 / 7:56 am

    That outdoor furniture is so pretty. It is definitely something you want to protect from the elements. Teak oil seems like the perfect choice to keep them looking like new.

  9. July 5, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Where I live I need something like this. My furniture gets peel the part when is sitting out in the sun. I will definitely check this out because my furniture is starting to peel away slowly.

  10. July 5, 2017 / 8:46 am

    I love your new outdoor furniture! The chairs are pretty and look really comfortable. Thanks for sharing the tip about protecting outdoor wood furniture with teak oil. I’ve never used it before.

  11. July 5, 2017 / 9:02 am

    Ooooh that’s awesome! People tend to have a lot of wooden furniture up here (we do) so this stuff would definitely be helpful because it can get so dry and faded with exposure to the elements.

  12. Angelic Sinova
    July 5, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Your new patio furniture is so cute! We FINALLY retired our old patio set (after 10+ years) and got an adorable new red set earlier this summer. I never thought of using Teak Oil to protect the wood. What a clever idea!

  13. Pam Wattenbarger
    May 29, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    I need to treat some of my outdoor furniture with teak oil. Most of it is metal but some of it is not, and I don’t want it to fade.

  14. May 29, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    I need to pick this up! I really like the look of your outdoor furniture. Mine is looking kind of drab.

  15. Pam Wattenbarger
    July 5, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    I need to treat some of my outdoor furniture with teak oil. Most of it is metal but some of it is not, and I don’t want it to fade.

  16. July 5, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I need to pick this up! I really like the look of your outdoor furniture. Mine is looking kind of drab.

  17. May 29, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    I wished I’d known about this before my husband dragged one of our extra wooden kitchen chairs outside. It looks so awful now. I wonder if I can save it with this oil.

  18. My Teen Guide
    May 29, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Your patio furniture looks so nice. I opted for chairs of a different material because I thought wood furniture would be too high maintenance. I should have known about this Teak Oil before! Oh well. I now know better. Will recommend this to my sister. Her indoor furniture is mostly wood and it is so pretty!

  19. July 5, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    I wished I’d known about this before my husband dragged one of our extra wooden kitchen chairs outside. It looks so awful now. I wonder if I can save it with this oil.

  20. My Teen Guide
    July 6, 2017 / 2:01 am

    Your patio furniture looks so nice. I opted for chairs of a different material because I thought wood furniture would be too high maintenance. I should have known about this Teak Oil before! Oh well. I now know better. Will recommend this to my sister. Her indoor furniture is mostly wood and it is so pretty!

  21. May 29, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    This looks like a beautiful stain for outdoor furniture. I love how it enhances the wood while protecting it

  22. May 29, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    I love the new chair, they are very modern in design. I have a few wooden DIY’s I want to do when we move. I will keep this teak oil in mind. I want them to last as long as possible and look new.

  23. May 29, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    The furniture looks beautiful and to know it’s going to stay protected is wonderful. Thanks for the review of the product.

  24. May 29, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Your new furniture looks great and comfortable. I would like to get us a set of outdoor furniture like that for our back porch.

  25. July 6, 2017 / 7:32 am

    This looks like a beautiful stain for outdoor furniture. I love how it enhances the wood while protecting it

  26. July 6, 2017 / 9:20 am

    I love the new chair, they are very modern in design. I have a few wooden DIY’s I want to do when we move. I will keep this teak oil in mind. I want them to last as long as possible and look new.

  27. May 29, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    I usually use Danish oil, but Teak oil looks great as well. I will totally check this stuff out.

  28. May 29, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Teak oil is legit stuff. Easy to use and it looks great; that is all the reason I need to try it!

  29. July 6, 2017 / 9:59 am

    The furniture looks beautiful and to know it’s going to stay protected is wonderful. Thanks for the review of the product.

  30. July 6, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Your new furniture looks great and comfortable. I would like to get us a set of outdoor furniture like that for our back porch.

  31. July 6, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    I usually use Danish oil, but Teak oil looks great as well. I will totally check this stuff out.

  32. July 6, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Teak oil is legit stuff. Easy to use and it looks great; that is all the reason I need to try it!

  33. NYC Single Mom
    May 29, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Looks like this is a keeper. Your furniture looks amazing. I have a friend who has teak furniture, I will have to a pass on your post for them to read.

  34. NYC Single Mom
    July 6, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Looks like this is a keeper. Your furniture looks amazing. I have a friend who has teak furniture, I will have to a pass on your post for them to read.

  35. Rebecca Swenor
    May 29, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    These chair look amazing and do look quite comfy. The Watco Teak Oil Finish sounds like an awesome product to put on the outdoor furniture to keep it looking good and for protecting it. I will have to get some of this on Amazon for my outdoor bench. Thanks for sharing this awesome product.

  36. May 29, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    I love this Watco Teak Oil! it gives your furniture a kind of shine/glow and makes them look new and fresh! my outdoors furniture could use this!

  37. Rebecca Swenor
    July 7, 2017 / 9:40 am

    These chair look amazing and do look quite comfy. The Watco Teak Oil Finish sounds like an awesome product to put on the outdoor furniture to keep it looking good and for protecting it. I will have to get some of this on Amazon for my outdoor bench. Thanks for sharing this awesome product.

  38. July 7, 2017 / 10:40 am

    I love this Watco Teak Oil! it gives your furniture a kind of shine/glow and makes them look new and fresh! my outdoors furniture could use this!

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