springtime and teak decks

captainforbes

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What's the current best idea for rejuvenating teak decks? My best so far is Biological washing liquid applied to the geck with a mop, then lightly hosed/brushed off a while later. Easy and cheap, but matbe not the best? Any better ideas?
 

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Having admired the teak on another forumites boat, we have been having great success with Semco products from the USA. A two part cleaning system followed by a sealant. Its available from Onward Trading in UK whose customer services are truly appalling. If we could buy it anywhere else we would!
 

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I now use boracol on my decks. Previously used wessex chemicals, 2 part, but now prefer boracol which is a surface biocide and timber preservative. Put it on, either spray or brush and leave it a few days, dry days mind. It's truly fantastic, eats the green, no scrubing what-so-ever.
 

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You've got a choice, either keep your decks looking bright and golden while wearing them slowly through, or accept their whitish grey appearance and gain a longer life.

Green moss can be removed with a thorough wash down with salt water, and a very gentle scrub across the grain with lots of salt water flowing around.

If you want to bleach stains out, many proprietary products use oxalic acid - that stuff which rhubarb contains - which is a good bleach for stain and rust removal and much cheaper. Rinse off after ten minutes.

If you want that nice gold colour, use a mild, flat abrasive pad and lots of elbow grease. The flat pad only wears the hard grain parts, and doesn't dig out the soft grain. But it still accelerates deck wear.
 

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Re: teak

K.J. Howells, Poole, they have a good selection, not cheap though! Mind you it's not cheap anywhere!
 
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