I hate bird droppings! Especially after redoing our companionway slide and discovering that the bird dropping spots not only ate through the varnish to bare wood, but also discolored the wood, so despite sanding them down and treating them, the spots are still there. The only thing I know to do is to totally strip it when we put more varnish coats on in the Spring — it is what it is for now, and at least it’s not bare wood.
I’m frustrated. So when I do strip the varnish all off next spring, will Snappy Teak restore the teak’s color to all being the same? I don’t want these two spots and I have no idea how to get rid of them. Soliciting anyone with more experience! Please leave a comment below and give me ideas!
In the meantime, over the past two days, I sanded the companionway slide down – sanding the bare bird dropping spots from bare teak and feathering them out as best I could. I started with 80 grit sandpaper and my mouse sander, then progressed to 240 grit and finally 400 grit wetsanding. The bird dropping spots are sanded smooth, but the color of the wood is different. I was hoping varnish would help, but it’s not to be. Here’s a photo study of the problem ….
This will get me through the winter, I’m not going to do anything else on the companionway hatch for now. But I need ideas for next spring before we leave the boat. HELP!!! Thanks for any ideas! Cheers! Jan