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bead blaster for teak
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posted 01-15-2001 02:19 PM ET (US)
Has anyone had experience using a bead blaster to clean/strip teak? I have access to a bead blaster. What kind of media did you use? My choices include sand, plastic, glass and others. What psi would you recommend? Is this a good idea or am I just being lazy?
posted 01-15-2001 03:26 PM ET (US)
Lazy -- you ain't got that much teak --- use that Orange citrus stripper if for some reason it was varnished or god forbid painted --- your going to have to sand even after blasting --- Tom
posted 01-15-2001 08:00 PM ET (US)
Blasting is NOT the way to go! Old stains and such should be removed with a stripper and sanded afterwards. When it comes to refinishing your teak there are lots on good ideas in the past postings.
Just my two cents
tim / NC
posted 01-17-2001 09:30 AM ET (US)
I cleaned my wood with a pressure washer before I sanded and it worked great. Saved alot of time. The dark grey wood washes right off.
posted 01-23-2001 08:03 AM ET (US)
I agree with the pressure washer. I did it and it worked great!!
posted 01-23-2001 01:40 PM ET (US)
Question for you guys using a pressure washer to clean teak. One of the problems with any teak cleaning is that the soft fibers wash away easier, leaving the hard, raised grain, which then has to be sanded down. Does this also happen with pressure washing, as I suspect it would?
posted 01-24-2001 02:26 PM ET (US)
In a word....yes. BTDT. Not to the extent that the cleaner guts the softer wood, but if you are careless, you can (with a high power washer) pit the wood.
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