If left uncovered, the black finish will fade away after a season of use. Once the Black finish fades, exposing unfinished teak to the elements, the furniture will begin to acquire the beautiful silvery-grey patina that is typical of untreated teak. It is advised to put the pieces under a canopy, so the finish will have higher lifespan. Avoid letting water stand on the surface of your furniture and cushions • Protect your furniture with covers when not in use. Allow the furniture to completely air-dry before covering.