Hi. It is not a myth that some people enjoy maintaining teak. I do as long as there isn't too much of it. JODA only has teak in the cockpit
and swim platform.
I used to refurbish teak for many boats in Florida
and after trying all sorts of stupid products, I came up with what I feel was not only a better solution. Ut it also was considerably less expensive.
I've never heard of this Australian Oil although I am always up to try something new.
Every 4-5 months
Put together a bucket of: 1 gallon of water/3 tablespoons of baking soda/8 ounces of white vinegar/8 ounces of "sudsy" ammonia. If you do not know what sudsy ammonia is, do not mistake it for plain ammonia. This product is readily available in most grocery stores in the cleaner section.
If your teak is not so damaged that it needs sanding
then just wet the deck
then take a flat green scouring pad ( like the one found on the backs of sponges) and liberally dip into
Your solution a scour the teak in a circular pattern. It works best if you kind of soak the area a bit with your solution and five it a couple
Minutes to start working on its own.
Scrub but try not to go with the grain too much. Stay circular. You do t want to dig out the softer teak strands. The residue will start coming up dark brow or black.
Once a section has been scrubbed, rinse off and move on to another section. You will need to keep rinsing because the product keeps working. Your wood will glow a beautiful amber color.
The oil I use - not a fan of varnish but that is a preference - is Teak Wonder dressing and sealer and a very dry oil and you can walk or
Sit on it an hour after application.
I apply the oil with a sponge brush which gives me exceptional control.
A little bit goes a long way. It seems like a process but once you have everything, its easy to