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Old 08-04-2018, 01:41 PM   #1
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Grease stains on teak deck

I have raw teak decks (untreated) that are in good shape. And I’ve BBQ’d over my rail for years with no ill effects. But recently I had a large grease splatter (olive oil I think) that was left overnight, and it left spots all over the deck that I have not been able to remove. I’ve done multiple scrubs with Dawn, and multiple with OxyClean (my usual go-to), but it’s barely improved at all. Why now after all this time, I don’t know. Any ideas of what else to try?
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Old 08-04-2018, 01:44 PM   #2
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Try K2r spot remover, we use it all the time.
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Nothing stronger than dishwashing soap and patience, it will go away with light.
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I was lubricating my saloon door locks with graphite-based oil about ten years ago. Spilled some on my teak decks. I thought I was going to be sick! Within two weeks the stain was gone.
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Update for those following along or searching later...K2R indeed works great! I wasn’t sure since it only lists upholstery usages, but since nothing else had worked I gave it a try. It was super easy and pulled the stains right out!
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Fugeddabout it! If utterly horrified, scrub the spill with dish soap. Then give up; no need to scrub the Teak to oblivion.


Then try to be sure it's in sunlight with lots of rain or similar wet daily. It will weather off quite quickly. This goes for diesel fuel, olive oil, butter; motor oil and hydraulic fluid take just a little longer.


I fear anything harsh or likely to damage the seam sealant.
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K2R interesting idea.
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I spilled some hot grease from burgers on teak, and it eventually went away on its own and completely so too after several months.
I cleaned with some dish soap and it removed some but still left a stain.
I spilled some oil on teak and it also goes away eventually.
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I had two seperate motor oil spills thst each took about 6-8 months of normal weathering to come out. Teak has a pretty amazing resilience.
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