Every good boater knows that teak is an incredible wood with unmatched durability, beauty, and functionality. Even though it requires little maintenance, the right maintenance can keep your teak beautiful and stronger for longer. By now you probably know why you should never use teak oils to protect your wood (and should instead opt for a protectant like Triton that creates a highly oil, water and UV repellent surface), but do you know how to clean your teak and to recover its natural golden color– without having to sand it?
If you love your teak’s natural hue and want to keep it as clean as possible for as long as possible, you’ll love DiTEC’s teak cleaning systems, Teak Clean and Teak Magic. Teak Clean and Teak Magic are both specially engineered to safely clean and restore teak decks and wood furniture to their beautiful, natural color. They’re also both safe and effective, non-toxic, organic and eco-friendly alternatives to using phosphoric acid or other caustic cleaners. So, what’s the difference?
Teak Clean is a clear liquid, one-step cleaning product that can be applied with a pump sprayer or dabbed onto the surface with a medium-density polypropylene cleaning pad. It is ideal for use on wood, glass, plastic, rubber, silicon, fiberglass, and polymer surfaces, but it should not be used on or near aluminum, brass or soft and finished metals. Teak Clean should not be used in enclosed spaces.
Teak Magic is a two-step cleaning system that comes in gel form. Teak Magic can be squeezed or poured onto the surface and spread evenly with a foam brush or polypropylene scrub pad. Unlike Teak Clean, it can be used near finished metals and is ideal for smaller or enclosed areas because of its gel consistency.
Both Teak Clean and Teak Magic achieve the same beautiful results for your teak and are readily biodegradable, bleach-free, and safe for the waterways. Depending on your project, you may want to opt for Teak Magic if you’ll be working in sensitive or enclosed areas near finished metals. For larger open-air surfaces, like your boat’s deck, Teak Clean is a great option for your teak– just make sure you protect those metals!
Want more information about Teak Clean and Teak Magic and to see some results? Check out this video to see which is right for you.
TEAK MAGIC is a (two-step) safe and effective, non-toxic, organic and eco-friendly alternative to using phosphoric acid or other caustic cleaners.Shop Teak Magic
TEAK CLEAN is a (single step) safe and effective, non-toxic, organic and eco-friendly alternative to using phosphoric acid or other caustic cleaners.Teak Clean