Features March 2008 Issue

Cleaning the Teak: What Works, and What Works Faster?

Nine teak cleaning products are put to the test on the weathered decks of one of Practical Sailor’s test boats.

There’s no shortage of teak cleaning products on the market, but what works? Practical Sailor put nine stand-alone teak cleaning products to work on the decks of a weathered test boat. Cleaning duo products that clean and brighten were separated out for a future test. All products we tested cleaned quite well, so we looked beyond performance to eco-friendliness, harshness, ease of use, and price. We recommend the top eco-friendly ones, best priced, and the easiest to use. Products tested include Captain John’s Boat Brite, Dalys Seafin teak cleaner, Interlux Premium, Iosso teak Cleaner, Star Brite Teak Cleaner and West Marine One-Step Teak Cleaner.

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