HOW MUCH TEAK CLEANER & RENOVATOR DO I NEED?
Wessex Teak Cleaner & Renovator is a full concentrate (always dilute with water). Just one bottle goes a long way. As a guideline we recommend one litre of each will clean in the region of 8-12 metres² of teak depending on how badly weathered/stained the teak is.
Teak garden furniture: One litre of each is often sufficient for a table and 4 chairs.
Teak boat decks: One litre of each is sufficient for most boats up to 30 feet in length. A 60ft boat may require three/four litres of each part. Bigger boats or boats with high teak coverage and bad weathering/stains will require more.
1 x pair of gloves (waterproof)
1 x eye/face protection (goggles, glasses or similar)
1 x overalls and boots or old clothing and footwear
1 x plastic bucket
1 x sponge or brush (avoid hard bristled brushes) – Wash thoroughly when switching products (otherwise they will neutralise each other).
A brush or sponge with a long handle will make life easier when cleaning teak boat decks and teak decking
1 x hose with fresh water supply (not a pressure washer)
APPLICATION / INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
1. Avoid leaving Part 1 Teak Cleaner on painted and varnished surfaces. As a rule, wipe or rinse off Teak Cleaner immediately (or as soon as possible) from any surfaces other than teak. Prolonged contact with delicate metals such as aluminium will cause tarnishing. To avoid, cover parts of trim with vaseline or grease or wash regularly during the process with fresh water.
2. Try to scrub diagonally to the grain. Teak has a mix of hard and soft fibres and scrubbing diagonally will cause less wear.
3. Always keep the teak you are cleaning wet, before and during the cleaning process. On hot days you may have to keep rinsing the teak to prevent drying. When the teak has been covered with the products, rinse off thoroughly.
BADLY WEATHERED/STAINED TEAK
- Dilute Part 1 Teak Cleaner in a bucket with fresh water at a dilution rate of 5:1 (1=Cleaner).
- Wet teak. Remove standing water.
- Covering teak area approximately 1m² at a time, use a clean sponge (or similar) to apply product and gently agitate.
- Allow area to darken to a uniform dark brown.
- Rinse thoroughly with water using a hose.
- Repeat the process with Part 2 Teak Renovator using the same dilution rate and method.
- After applying Part 2 Teak Renovator, the teak should lighten to a lovely uniform 'nutty' brown colour. This effect should happen almost immediately.
- Rinse thoroughly with water (pay particular attention to metals and other delicate areas).
- Leave to dry naturally to a straw colour. A teak sealer can then be applied to produce a darker 'nutty' brown colour, if desired.
LIGHTLY WEATHERED/STAINED TEAK
- Dilute Part 1 Teak Cleaner in a bucket with fresh water at a dilution rate of 10:1 (1=Cleaner).
- Follow above instructions.
- Repeat process with Part 2 Teak Renovator (10:1 dilution).
Avoid mixing Part 1 Teak Cleaner & Part 2 Teak Renovator. If mixed together both products will be neutralised and become ineffective.
Teak Cleaner and Teak Renovator are not harmful to aquatic life or the marine environment. Test results show that the two products quickly turn into harmless salts after use. Avoid cleaning on grass or other sensitive areas. Concrete and tarmac are two suitable surfaces to clean on.
Health & Safety:
Avoid skin and eye contact at all times when using Teak Cleaner and Teak Renovator. Exposure will cause skin irritation. Always store in a safe place away from children.
When cleaning boat decks, do not kneel in the Teak Cleaner or Renovator solution when applied to the boat deck. The products could damage your clothing and irritate/burn the skin. Always stand and wear suitable, waterproof footwear.
Teak Cleaner can be used to clean the following problem areas:
- SEAGULL EXCREMENT
- TEAK OIL AND VARNISH
- FOOD AND DRINK STAINS
- SUNTAN LOTION STAINS
- HYDRAULIC / DIESEL OIL STAINS
- GREEN, MOSS, MOULD AND ALGAE
- FISH BLOOD
Where teak is clean but the colour has faded just use Part 2 Teak Renovator at a 15:1 dilution ratio (1=Renovator). For maximum wow factor, some customers prefer to use Part 2 Teak Renovator at a 2:1 ratio.
Part 2 Teak Renovator can be used for the removal of rust stains and the brown scum lines that can occur on the water line of fibreglass hulls on boats.
If you have any other questions please contact us (ask for teak technical).
MSDS and technical data sheets are available upon request.