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08-21-2012, 10:55 AM
I have a teak deck and for the past 5 years I have used a teak stain to cover the scratches , I want to get rid of the stain and just use oil , do you think I can pressure wash it or do I need to sand it? and if I do sand it how do I keep it from being so smooth it's slippery.?

08-21-2012, 11:54 AM
My deck was a goner very grey and I thought it was time for a new one. I have tried 4 different cleaners but this is the only one that worked for me and it worked.Now all I do is just apply Teak Oil. Looks great and no slipping. Let me know how it goes


08-21-2012, 11:55 AM
Oh and by the way make sure to either take the deck off the boat or mask the gel coat it is some kind of acid I think.

Oh and yes wear protective gloves

08-21-2012, 01:58 PM
:confused:My teak is not grey but it does have some Dirt in it , For the past 5 years I used a stain product and I think I may have sealed the dirt in . Anyone ever pressure wask thier deck? and if so will it raise the grain of the wood?

08-21-2012, 02:36 PM
I've pressure washed mine - just be very careful and hold the wand further away from the wood than normal. I actually wanted to raise mine just a bit and then used the brass wool to take it off. Worked great!

east tx skier
08-21-2012, 03:08 PM
You can use a sander with about 600 grit. It will not make it too slippery. I wouldn't suggest going too much finer with your grit than that if you want a safe and functional platform.


08-21-2012, 03:36 PM
I have sanded teak before and re-oiled, worked pretty good........

Be careful if pressure washing.

08-21-2012, 04:19 PM
The best thing I have ever used was a brass wire brush. Cleans out dirt and old oil and leaves it looking very nice.

08-23-2012, 09:35 PM
star brite makes, and it works very well, a refinishing kit that you can buy.