Care & Maintenance

Teca Tek is a plastic product; it is very easy to keep and unlike traditional Teak requires very little maintenance. There is no need to use any specialist products on its surface. Fish blood, food, drinks, and dirt are easily washed away. Warning: Under no circumstances should teak cleaning chemicals, teak oils or wax be applied to Teca Tek

Teca Tek  Care and Cleaning Tips

Soap and water! Soaps such as boat wash or clear, not coloured washing up liquid can be used to help release the dirt such as food spills oily foods etc, Teca Tek is a marine grade PVC, but it is susceptible to oil, petrol, diesel, and acetone. If this type of spill occurs, clean immediately and thoroughly wash with a soapy detergent such as dish soap, boat wash, or washing up liquid.

Brush! A nylon brush is often helpful to release stubborn debris from the surface. If desired, a short bristled wire stiff can be used on wet decking with soap and water to help loosen particles. IMPORTANT: If you use a stiff brush, always move the brush in the direction of the grain.

Sanding!  For bad scuffs, small cigarette burns, or really stubborn stains that have been left to dry, lightly sand the area with 40 grit sandpaper.  If an area is worn smooth for some reason, the texture can be restored by lightly sanding. Make sure you sand in the direction of the grain with short strokes. Over time the sun will blend any areas that have been lightened during the sanding process. Don’t use a power sander! It will damage the surface.

DON’T wear black-soled shoes on Teca Tek. Black shoes may leave marks on the decking surface. Wear boat shoes. With Teca Tek’s non-skid surface you won’t have to worry about the surface being slippery when wet.

DON’T put oil, varnish, paint, sealers or lacquers on your Teca Tek!

HOT ARTICLES! As with any deck, including teak, don’t place hot metals or other hot objects on Teca Tek

By simply washing with soapy water and a soft brush you deck will retain its good looks for many years to come.