No! Teak should not be painted, stained or otherwise stripped. Doing do will cause the wood to dry out and destroy the inherent qualities of the oil to protect the wood. If you have furniture that has been painted or stained, contact a furniture restoration service for advice to arrest the damage of the sealant on the wood. Furniture made from this special wood, includes teak benchec, tables and chairs, which are naturally beautiful and do not require sealing, waterproofing or staining to maintain the durability of the wood.