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How to Remove Teak Oil from Fiberglass

Updated February 21, 2017

Teak oil is often used to restore the appearance of teak, a durable wood commonly used on outdoor furniture. During cleaning, the oil can sometimes spill onto fibreglass surfaces, creating a greasy film that is not easily removed with most household cleaning products. To remove the teak oil and restore the appearance of the fibreglass, mix a quick homemade cleaning solution.

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  1. Wipe up as much of the teak oil as possible with paper towels.

  2. Saturate a fresh paper towel with white spirit.

  3. Rub the wet paper towel over the fibreglass, and repeat until all teak oil is removed. The liquid is safe for use on the fibreglass, but will quickly remove the teak oil.

  4. Wipe the fibreglass with a clean, dry paper towel to remove any remaining oil or white spirit.

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Things You'll Need

  • White spirit
  • Bowl
  • Paper towels

About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.

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