Our master bathroom has a larger whirlpool tub build on a platform
which uses teak wood for the decking and steps. Over time, due to the
placement of bath mats, wet items, grandchildren, etc. the teak has
developed dark areas/spots.
We are now at the point where we need to do a thorough cleaning and
refinishing of this wood to bring it back as close as possible to what
it could and should look like.
All teak treatments I've read about refer to "hosing" it off after its
done its work. Unfortunately that is not possible in an upstairs
Does anyone have any recommendations as to what product and/or
technique we could use to clean this wood and hopefully reduce and/or
eliminate these stains?
Thanks all -
In the Navy, we used 'holy stones' and water to clean the teak deck.
Actually, it was a sandstone brick with a depression in the top that
accepted a wooden pole to push the stone around without getting down on
hands and knees. It was just a way to wet sand the wood.
Pic available here
If the teak has turned dark in places and you want the former look of
fresher teak, you pretty much HAVE to use the teak brighteners that
require flushing with a hose afterwards. They are acidic, so they may
also damage other surfaces in your bathroom. The best thing would be
to remove the wood and renew it outdoors. Yes, that will be a big job,
but that's what it will take. Going forward, you'll be a lot more
careful how you treat the wood so you never have to face this again.
The other option would be to paint the wood some solid color to hide
the weathered teak.
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