Synthetic Teak Boat Decking Repair & Maintenance Maintaining PlasDECK is Simple!
Because PlasDECK is a plastic product, it doesn’t require any of the maintenance demanded by teak and it’s easy to clean. You never need to apply any protectants, oils, or other products to preserve the finish. Fish blood, food, drinks, and dirt are easily washed away. Our company confidently warranties PlasDECK material for 5 years.
Here are some helpful hints for the care and cleaning of PlasDECK:
Power Wash It! A small household power-washer (around 1500 psi) works well to lift debris from the textured surface of PlasDECK.
Soap! Soaps such as boat wash or Simple Green™ can be used to help release the dirt. Food spills, especially oily foods, should be cleaned with a safe degreaser such as dish detergent or Marine Clean™.
Because PlasDECK is a PVC, it is susceptible to oil, gas, diesel, and acetone. If this type of spill occurs, clean immediately and thoroughly with a soapy detergent such as dish soap, boat wash, or Simple Green™.
Brush! A nylon brush is often helpful to release stubborn debris from the surface. If desired, a short bristled wire brush can be used on wet decking with soap and water to help loosen particles. IMPORTANT: If you use a wire brush, always move the brush in the direction of the grains in the PlasDECK.
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. Also, 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. Use a heat gun or let the sun heat your deck over time to blend tones on any areas that have been lightened during the sanding process. Don’t use a power sander on your PlasDECK! It will warp the ‘grain’ that lends to PlasDECK’s teak appearance.
Patch it! A patch can be used to repair any serious damage to the deck. Learn how to do it by checking our repair section or by calling us directly at 1-800-320-1841.
DON’T bother wearing black-soled shoes on PlasDECK. Black shoes may leave scuffs on any decking surface. Wear boat shoes or no shoes. With PlasDECK’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 PlasDECK! Isn’t that why you chose PlasDECK instead of teak? The PlasDECK doesn’t need protectants and doesn’t require this maintenance.
OUCH! As with any deck, including teak, don’t place hot metals or other hot objects on PlasDECK.
You will find that with a minimum effort your deck will retain its classic look for many years to come.
How to Repair Your PlasDECK
No one is perfect but PlasDECK is certainly forgiving. One of these days you may find yourself needing to repair your PlasDECK. With a little patience, repairing PlasDECK is easy to do. Watch the videos below, If you have a specific repair in mind contact us and we will do our best to help you make your PlasDECK like new again.
Repairing a hole:
Repairing a gouge:
* Some images may show our older “smooth bottom” product however; the same concepts still apply to our new embossed bottom.