How’s your boat doing? Does it run well? Have you taken your friends on it for a weekend sale?
The boating season is about to begin, so we recommend you get it in tip-top shape. In our previous blog posts, we discussed how to clean your boat. A small amount of biodegradable marine soap, a long-handled brush, a buck of water, and a hose are everything you need to make the boat shine from the outside.
As for the interior, that’s where the actual confusion starts. You can’t just use any cleaner to wash the seat and other furniture. Synthetic seats require a specific cleaner and must be sprayed with a protectant to prevent wear and tear. On the other hand, metal surfaces should be cleaned with a metal cleaner to avoid leaving behind streaks.
Below are some tips on how to clean your boat’s interior
Wash Hard Surfaces
A boat’s interior consists of worktops, wood surfaces, non-slip fiberglass, and the cockpit. Cleaning these will remove mold, stains, dirt, and dust. For tough stains, use a spot cleaner. To clean hard surfaces, do the following:
Fill a bucket with warm water and add two to three caps of marine cleaner. Use a sponge to wash the surfaces and dry them with a microfiber cloth. Following this method will remove the remaining dirt and stains.
Note: Always use a sponge to clean reflective surfaces to avoid leaving behind scratches.
Wash Boat Seats
A hand-held vacuum will allow you to clean the seats easily. Buy one with multiple attachments, so you can switch sizes and suck dirt from crevices.
Use a marine cleaner to scrub and wash the seats. Whether your boat’s seats have a fabric or rubber cover, use a soft-bristled brush to remove any stains. Wash the seats with clean water so any soap traces wash away. Use a towel to dry the seats. If the seats’ fabric is thick, use a blow dryer to dry them to avoid mold growth.
Wash Loose Carpet
If you can’t remove your boat’s carpet, get it dry-cleaned. Also, If you want to clean it yourself, know that a little soap and pressure washing will do the job.
If you don’t have the time to clean your boat, an alternative option is to hire a professional boat cleaning service. The cleaning professionals will save you from the hassle of buying cleaning products. Your boat is expensive, and trying DIY cleaning hacks on it might not go well. You can get this service at your local marina.
Cleaning your boat’s interior involves two steps: Washing and vacuuming. If you are dealing with rubber, don’t forget to apply a layer of protectant and use a fabric guard or any fabric. You should clean your boat’s interior at least once a month if you have a yacht.
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