TEAK MINUS is a quality controlled, biodegradable, phosphate free chemical, with no free alkalis or acid in the formula. It was developed specifically for use in the marine industry. TEAK MINUS is a water dilute able concentrate used to emulsify/breakdown dirt, grease, oils grime and other pollutants that accumulate in teak (or beech) wood. Minimal brushing or scrubbing is required which further protects these soft woods.
Dilute TEAK MINUS 1 part MINUS to 3 parts water for heavy cleaning of teak decks. Apply product to
teak and use a ¾ inch 3M green scrub pad, or a medium bristle brush. Spread the product over 3 to 4
square feet at a time (no more please). Allow to soak from 3-5 minutes. Scrub area thoroughly. The
wood will turn dark, after scrubbing, Do Not, Do Not! rinse at this time. Apply TEAK PLUS as it
comes from the container – full strength. When the teak looks natural in colour, rinse completely with
water. At this point, survey your work and determine whether or not there is a complete bleaching and
there are not dark or shaded spots. If the deck is slightly spotted, dilute the TEAK PLUS 3 parts water
to 1 part TEAK PLUS, apply this solution to the deck and allow it to set for 3 to 5 minutes, then rinse
for best results.
Always keep water running on the painted surfaces and metal, and water line. Do not get either of
these products on the lettering on the aft end of the yacht when you are cleaning the teak around that
area of the boat. Keep water running on the lettering. Enamel paints are generally used to paint on
these letters, or gold leaf. They will not hold up under any teak cleaners.