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Old 16-08-2007, 06:38   #16
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The message I hope you are getting is AVOID scrubbing the decks--I guess that everytime you scrub them down with a stiff brush you are taking 5% of their useful life.


Even unscrubbed decks will erode over time, and the black caulk will start to stand proud. Its then time to sand everything flat again--looks even better than scrubbing, but you don't want to do it more often than every 5 years or so, especially if your deck has screws with plugs.
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Old 16-08-2007, 09:02   #17
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No scrubbing....I agree....Actually the guys from Maritime Wood Products suggest that instead of using acids light sanding is much better. In my case I used Cascade with a soft sponge against the grain and then No2 neutralizer. My teak decks are original and I am trying to prolong their lifespan as much as possible. Thats why I tried Semco sealer. We'll see....
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Old 16-08-2007, 11:30   #18
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Semco is working very well for us. We are now on year 3 with Semco and decks look great. I just wish that I had known about Semco 3 years earlier.
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I use TSP (tri-sodium-phosphate) mopped on and hosed off with the deckwash ever three or four weeks. In between I just hose the deck down (again with the deck wash) a couple of times.

Once a year I mop on Boracol (a mildewcide).

Leave it all natural and your maintenance work will be less.
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Leave it all natural and your maintenance work will be less.
A single application of Semco each year would be hard to beat.
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After you apply Semco......How often and with what do you wash the decks?
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Soft brush and boat wash soap whenever you wash the boat. It is very easy to maintain. At the begining of each season we perform a dilute Ox-acid/Soap wash, and apply two new coats of Semco.
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