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Glass Console Table With Teak Root Base: Procedure to Stain Wood Furniture

With the price of teak wood rising every year, utilizing wood stains instead of oils provides a more lasting option with various advantages. Because the wood must be prepared before staining, staining teak furniture or a fence can require some elbow grease.

Preparation is vital for staining teak wood furniture, decking, and fencing. This section describes the items you will need to perform this project as well as the particular actions to take to finish it successfully.

The Procedure to Follow

You will almost certainly be working outside. So the first thing you should do is eliminate anything in your path that you don’t want the stain on.

If you’re staining a teak fence, for example, move any garden furniture out of the way to give yourself enough area to work.

Credit: Argos
Credit: Argos

Clean the Wood

The first step in this process is to thoroughly clean the wood. If there is dirt on the surface, you can wash it using a soft-bristled brush and a solution of mild dish soap and water.

Alternatively, you can wash it with a soft sponge dipped in a soapy solution and then rinsed with clean water. If the wood is only somewhat unclean, use a wet clean rag to wipe the dirt and debris away from the surface.

Teak should not be cleaned with chemical products. They can damage the timber and make things more difficult for you.


To eliminate any surface irregularities, use a random orbital sander with 120-grit sandpaper connected. If you are refinishing a teak that has already been finished, this step is critical to ensure that the previous finish is removed.

You can use a handheld sanding block for modest projects. An orbital sander, on the other hand, is better for bigger, flat surfaces.

After sanding, feel the entire wood surface for rough spots that need to be sanded further. You want to make sure that any inconsistencies are gone by the end of this first sanding phase.

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Credit: vandyke appliance

Apply a Sanding Sealer

After the sanded wood has dried sufficiently, add a light coat of sanding sealer to it with a foam brush. You want to keep the coat light enough that it does not fill up the pores, but rather conditions the wood so that it absorbs the stain easier.

To make the teak wood receive stain better, apply the sealer to every inch of its surface. Then, shortly after applying the sealer, wipe away any excess to avoid splotching and pooling.

Apply the Wood Stain

After the wood has dried, you can apply the stain. Before proceeding with the rest of the wood surface, test the stain on an inconspicuous region.

This allows you to practice your strokes and see if you like how it looks. If you like the color, go ahead and apply the stain to your project in the direction of the wood grain.

Furniteak Glass Console Table With Teak Root Base

At Furniteak, we take pride in importing teak root furniture directly from Indonesia. Our teak root furniture is dried to perfection and taken by skilled craftsmen and artists who add their unique touch, making each piece of wood art a work of art. 


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