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dorourke 04-26-2008 05:46 AM

moldy teak
 
How did any of you sucessfully rid your interior of mold on your teak. I have done resurch online with many products claiming to do the job. I am now confused on what to use and what is the best way to do it. This winter was especially hard on my boat since I could not get to tarp it up and now I have some work to do.

I really could use your testimony. I have an oiled interior not varnished and would like to keep it that way if I could.

artbyjody 04-26-2008 10:02 AM

Generally - just use a mild solution of bleach and one of those 3M soft abrasive scrub/sand pads in the direction of the grain. Let dry then go over with a rag with water or Murphy's oil soap. Let dry then use your favorite teak oil. Plenty of products that advert all those things but bleach works best IMHO.

fcsob 04-26-2008 10:59 AM

Bleach does not kill all molds or mold roots. Impact mold killer really works.Trask Research, Inc. Mold Treatment and Healthcare Products.

Boasun 04-26-2008 11:23 AM

If the bleach don't work then use osphoric (sp?) acid to bleach out the wood.
Use this a lot when I was on wood mine sweepers in the navy. Turned our wood decks from a dingy gray to a bright white. Even did a number on any place where oil had been spilt.
Don't use it at full strength. A cap full or two in a bucket of water should do the trick.

sailaway21 04-26-2008 01:20 PM

Try your basic lemon oil. It will kill the mildew and refresh the naturally oily teak. A regular application will keep not only the wood in good shape but leaves a pleasant smell. (this one falls into that class where you'll say, it can't be that easy, but it is.)

dorourke 04-26-2008 06:43 PM

I'll try the lemon oil, what can I loose. Thanks for the help.

I just came back from the boat this evening with a heavt heart. I found a soft spot on the starboard bow of the deck and I am now going to post a cry for help on re conditioning a balsa core laminent.

Thanks again all for the true help I always get from the SailNet community!

Dennis

Sailormann 04-27-2008 01:28 AM

Quote:

Generally - just use a mild solution of bleach and one of those 3M soft abrasive scrub/sand pads in the direction of the grain. Let dry then go over with a rag with water or Murphy's oil soap. Let dry then use your favorite teak oil. Plenty of products that advert all those things but bleach works best IMHO.
Ditto...


I use bleach in water, then wash that away with Dettol in water, then wash it clean, then use Murphy's. Kills everything except the relatives... :)


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