How to Restore Teak Wood with Star Brite Premium Teak Care Kit

Restoring or refurbishing teak wood may not sound like an easy job, but with the right combination of products from a reputable brand, we show you how it can be done.

Star Brite has an all-in-one kit that comes with teak wood cleaner, brightener and oil, and eliminates the need for sanding. The Star Brite Premium Teak Care Kit lives up to what it advertises, making the process of refinishing teak wood a breeze. Watch the video above and follow the steps below to see how to clean, brighten and then oil a piece of teak wood using the Star Brite teak wood treatment kit.

Star Brite Premium teak care kit

Teak Wood Cleaning and Restoration Steps

Step 1. Apply an even layer of teak cleaner all the way around all of the surfaces using a sponge, going with the grain as you lightly scrub it in. 

Teak wood cleaning

Star Brite teak cleaner

Step 2. Let the teak cleaner sit for a few minutes, then rinse it off from the wood with water.

Teak wood restoration tips

NOTE: You don't need to let the cleaner completely dry before applying the brightener, just leave it on for about five minutes before rinsing it off.

Step 3. Apply the teak brightener using the same method for applying the cleaner. Coat all the surfaces by gently scrubbing it in with the grain, then let it sit and rinse it off. After rinsing it off, let it dry for 24 hours before applying the teak oil. 

Teak wood restoration Star Brite teak brightener

NOTE: Star Brite recommends gloves for the teak brightener application, but you should wear gloves anyway for the entire restoration process. Also, make sure to do this job in a well-ventilated environment with a temperature over 50 degrees. 

Step 6. Use a brush, sponge or a clean towel to apply the teak oil, making overlapping swipes, again with the grain. Let it sit or dwell for five minutes, then wipe it down with a clean cloth.

Star Brite teak oil

Star Brite teak oil application

NOTE: Applying the teak oil isn't an exact science, but just make sure to apply it in overlapping strokes and get it into all the crevices. 

Star Brite teak oil wood restoration

If you keep up with your woodwork after the restoration is finished, depending on how much it’s weathered, you may be able to skip the cleaning and the brightening processes and go straight to just reapplying only the teak oil next time around.

Teak wood refurbishing before after

You can just buy the teak oil separately rather than the entire kit if you keep the wood well-maintained. Just make it part of your annual boat maintenance and re-oil it to keep it looking like new. 

Got a piece of teak wood on your boat that has a nameplate attached to it? Watch the video above for additional tips on how to refinish teak wood

 

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