There’s nothing like a little water to keep a toddler occupied.
I decided our teak porch swing needed a good cleaning the other day, so Lovey got to play with the hose. I adjusted the nozzle to a fine spray and she kept busy on the porch all afternoon, allowing me to work. A few sprinkles of borax, a lot of scrubbing, then a generous drenching with bleach to finish off the mildew and the swing was ready for a new coat of linseed oil. That should take care of it for another year or two…
My productivity hasn’t been very high since we brought Lovey home, so this was a particularly satisfying job. It was delightful to watch her enjoy the water, enjoy being outdoors, and enjoy being alive. She does that so well…
A light sanding with a fine sanding block, some linseed oil to preserve the honey color, and the swing looks and feels better than new.
A few days after finishing the job and feeling quite pleased with myself, I read that oil is NOT recommended for teak wood because it actually PROMOTES mildew growth, as it is an organic material.
Why is life always like that???
It’s not like I didn’t scan 30 or 40 sites on the internet to find out how to do the job in the first place. Why didn’t I see that minor detail BEFORE I slathered oil all over the
blasted thing swing?
In any case, here’s the little ‘sitting pretty’ showcasing the newly-cleaned-and-beautiful-but-mildew-feeding-swing on our front porch.
Maybe I’ll get it right next year…
Please comment and give your opinion regarding the medium-size pictures. I decided to try something different because the large size seems so,
And, if you’re one for details, you can always click on the pictures and see them in size GI-NOR-MOUS!
I’m eager to hear what you think…