Has anyone encountered a light, almost white, discoloration in their teak
? I'm familiar with the mold
induced dark and/or black discoloration, but these light blotchy spots, of varying sizes, are new to me and seems like it's caused by something else entirely.
I should add that I (quite stupidly) forgot to treat the bare wood with cleaner before I applied the first layer of varnish
. Dumb mistake on my part and an example of how rushing a job can cause way more time and labor in the end.
Obviously, I need to go back, re-sand and clean before I can get back to my varnishing regiment regardless, but, before I clean the bare wood, I'd like to know whether this discoloration is mold
related or something entirely different.
For the record
, I'm quite familiar with the argument that teak
shouldn't be sealed/varnished and while I completely appreciate that perspective, I like the look of varnished teak and feel it's worth the effort on my cruising boat. Teak purists... please don't hate me.