How to Remove Mold From Teak

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Teak is a hardwood of the Tectona grandis species and is found in many countries and regions, including India, Africa, Indonesia and the Caribbean. The teak tree is large and produces small white flowers. Because teak is resistant to termites, it is commonly used for building, furniture and outdoor decks. While teak may be resistant to termites and other insects, it is not immune to mold when exposed to damp or wet conditions. Cleaning mold from teak involves scrubbing and using cleaning products that are found at most home repair or hardware stores.

Things You'll Need

  • Teak cleaner
  • Teak oil
  • Teak sealant
  • Bristle brush
  • Bronze wool
  • Apply a teak cleaner to the teak surface.

  • Gently scrub the teak cleaner into the surface using a bristle brush. Allow to sit on the surface for 15 minutes.

  • Use clean water to rinse away the teak cleaner. While rinsing, gently scrub the teak with a bronze wool pad in the direction of the wood grain.

  • Allow the teak to dry completely.

  • Apply teak oil to treat the wood, followed by a teak sealer to help prevent mold in the future.

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