Hi all -
I'm about to start this project. My boat was built 35 years ago in Tucson Az. The interior is teak, mahogany and some ash..... the bulkheads are mahogany veneered plywood.
The builder oiled the wood years ago and nothing since. He was a smoker and so the dust in Tucson and smoke etc have made the wood dirty.
1) I'm unsure about how to clean the wood. Some have told me to use a product like Te-Ka to wipe it down....others have said Murpheys oil soap. Perhaps I should just sand it?
Part of what I'm trying to achieve is to lighten the wood to its original color as the oil has darkened it.
2)The second part of my question is which varnish should I use to keep the wood "lighter" looking. I have used Interlux schooner but it has a slight yellow effect......and how many coats.
I would greatly appreciate some help with this...I don't want to get it wrong.
Our blog is here: http://westsail32.blogspot.com/
If you go to the first few entries there are some pictures of the interior.
Thank you in advance for help with this