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refinishing teak dining chairs

Posted by dancerdeb (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 10, 12 at 14:40

We just had our 35 year old teak dining table restored with a lacquer finish.(No more oiling; we did that for 20 years then stopped. Easy way for dirt to accumulate if you're not vigilant.) It looks fantastic. We've decided to do the 11 chairs ourselves. My husband washed the chairs with Murphy's oil soap - They are much cleaner and lighter, but look dry and well, unfinished. Should we use Howards Restore ?? What should we apply so they will look good and be easy to clean?

Thank you!


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RE: refinishing teak dining chairs

You can apply a lacquer to your chairs....but be aware that lacquer is much more fragile than a teak oil finish. the reason why teak is so prized as a furniture wood is because of the natural oils in the wood, resistance to staining etc.
However the lacquer finish you put on will show marks and rings.
Chairs are not so likely to show rings and marks.....so If you like the table, go with the same on the chairs.
formby's contains a stain I believe.....don't think you want that at all.


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