The underside of the teak decks make up the roof of the cabins below with no steel sub deck in between. While they are structurally in fairly good nick and impressively solid, the undersides had become covered in paint and gunk over the years. I didn’t get a good before photo but you can get the idea from these earlier snaps.
To get the decks back looking spangly, the plan was to blast them with soda. We ended up going with superfine blast material in order to ping off the surface muck without digging too fine into the surface of the wood.
So once again Betty disappeared into a puff of smoke.
The results are pretty darn amazing. As good if not better than new.
The undersides had to be blasted as there was no other viable way of getting the paint and grime off. However there are conflicting schools of thought on whether the top – the actual deck bit – should be blasted. It is suggested that this creates grooves in the wood but a lot of the info refers to thinner more veneer style decks. Any thoughts on this welcome!