Teak is a beautiful and durable material that's perfect for outdoor furniture, but it requires some maintenance to keep it looking its best. Applying oil to the Teak wood of your Indu+ cart is an essential part of this maintenance process. In this blog post, we'll go over how to apply the first coat of oil to your Indu+ teak cart and why it's important.
Step 1: Clean the Teak Before you apply the first coat of oil, it's important to clean the teak thoroughly. Use a soft brush and some soapy water to remove any dirt, dust, or debris that may have accumulated on the surface. Rinse the teak with clean water and let it dry completely.
Step 2: Sand the Teak After the teak is dry, use a fine-grit sandpaper to sand the surface. This will help to remove any rough spots and prepare the teak for the oil. Sand in the direction of the wood grain, and be sure to sand the edges and corners as well.
Step 3: Apply the Oil Now it's time to apply the first coat of oil. Use a clean cloth or brush to apply a thin, even layer of oil to the teak. Be sure to cover the entire surface, including the edges and corners. Allow the oil to soak in for 15-20 minutes, then wipe off any excess oil with a clean cloth.
Step 4: Let the Oil Dry After applying the first coat of oil, let the teak dry completely. This may take a few hours or overnight, depending on the temperature and humidity.
Why Is Applying the First Coat of Oil Important?
Applying the first coat of oil is important for several reasons. First, it helps to protect the teak from moisture and sun damage. Teak is naturally resistant to water and rot, but applying oil helps to maintain its strength and durability. Second, oiling the teak enhances its natural beauty, bringing out the rich color and grain patterns. Finally, regular oiling helps to extend the life of your Indu+ cart, ensuring that you can enjoy it for many years to come.
By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your Indu+ cart looks its best and lasts for many years. Plus, with our Indu+ carts, you can easily move your teak cart to wherever you need it, making outdoor cooking and entertaining a breeze.