Golden Teak Shield is a maintenance product for teak wood furniture based on synthetic polymers, which resist water and dirt.
What does Golden Teak Shield do with the teak?
Teak Shield does not turn the light brown teak into silver-gray teak immediately. The Teak Shield slows down the color change process. When teak turns silver-gray because of the UV sunlight, it then remains silver-gray for a very long time. Teak Shield helps to prevent teak furniture from turning from the silver- gray to the dark gray/green which can be a sign of fungus build up.
What should I do with a new set of furniture, if I want it to turn a beautiful gray?
Leave your furniture outside for 4 to 8 weeks, so that it becomes a slightly pale yellow color. Apply Golden Teak Shield according to the directions on the packaging.
Our garden furniture set has not been well maintained. It has weathered quite badly and shows many patched of dark-gray and green. We would like to restore it to a nice silver colour. What do you recommend?
The teak furniture should be cleaned with Golden Teak Cleaner. This will remove the deposits from the teak and returns the wood to the original pale brown color. Follow this with a treatment of Golden Teak Shield.
Does Golden Teak Shield affect the aluminum, brass or sling parts of the furniture?
Golden Teak Shield has low acid content that does not affect aluminum, brass or sling.
Does the Golden Teak Shield affect pavement and/or grass and plants?
Shield may affect grass, plants and some types of pavements. We recommend covering the work area with a disposable piece of plastic.
Should I take any kind of personal precautions when using Golden Teak Shield?
Golden Teak Shield is not hazardous. Since it is water-based, it is environmentally friendly product and 100% biodegradable. However, we do recommend avoiding eye and skin contact and using it in a well-ventilated are.
How should I apply Golden Teak Shield?
Ensure that the teak is 100% dry. Apply a layer of Golden Teak Shield using a soft lint-free cloth, and allow it to penetrate into the wood. Allow it to dry for 4 hours and apply a second coat. Allow the furniture to dry for 24 hours before exposing it to weather conditions.
How often should I apply Golden Teak Shield?
Treating your furniture with Golden Teak Shield once a year is usually sufficient. Extreme green deposit can occur under some conditions, such as exposure to long periods of damp. In this case, it is advisable to apply Golden Teak Shield twice a year.
What is the difference between Golden Teak Shield and the Protector?
Teak Shield does not contain pigments, so the product is transparent. While Protector will leave a protective layer in the wood, the resin particles of the Shield do not form a film in the wood, but will adhere onto the wood- molecules rejecting moisture and dirt, so no mildew growth will occur. This results in a beautiful silver-gray patina.
Can I use Teak Shield over a layer of Teak Protector?
It is possible to use TeakShield on Teak Protector. This will result in improved water repellency, but only for a rather short period of time, because the TeakShield cannot completely soak into the wood. This means that treatments need to be repeated more frequently.
Can I use Teak Protector on Teak Shield?
This is not possible because Teak Shield does not allow the Teak Protector to soak into the wood.