We get scrubbing to find out what effect a variety of teak cleaners have on the woodwork of a Sigma 38 moored on the River Itchen

30% bleach solution

bleachPRICE: £0.69 (1lt)

Recommended by some is a diluted bleach solution to kill the algae living in the wood and to clean and brighten the teak. We diluted some household bleach and painted it on to damp wood, agitating it with a brush, leaving it for 15 minutes and then rinsing off. The results weren’t as good as the other cleaners: the growth and dirt were removed, but the colour was not restored to the same extent. However, it is a very cheap solution for your decks!



  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. BoatLife Teak Cleaner Powder
  3. 3. Owatrol Net-Trol Wood Cleaner and Colour Restorer
  4. 4. Starbrite Teak Brightener 16ozPRICE: £11.47 (500ml)
  5. 5. Wessex Teak Cleaner & Renovator
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  7. 7. StarBrite Sea Safe Teak Brightener
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  10. 10. 30% bleach solution
  11. 11. Boracol 5rh/10Y
  12. 12. PBO Verdict
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