I've had a Copenhagen teak dining room set (the indoor variety!) with a matching china cabinet for about 15 years. I'm curious if it can be stained a darker color to bring it up to the 21st century AND to tone down all that orange now that we are in a smaller house! Would a simple dark brown paste wax do the trick or would this require sanding down to the raw teak and staining/finishing the old school method. OR would you discourage this flea bitten idea altogether?? I've only oiled it a couple times a year with teak oil, so other than that, it's pretty much the same way it was when it was brand new.
Answer Hi Maggie,
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I don't think you would have to sand it down to the raw teak, but I do believe you would need to give the surface a light sanding in order for the brown paste wax to have some "tooth". Be careful that you sand it as evenly as possible in order to avoid ending up with dark spots/areas where the wax may remain.
I would not discourage you from the idea. I think it's a great way to give new life to something you've had with you for a long time.
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