How To Clean Stained Boat Hull

Need to know how to clean a stained boat hull? Cleaning a stained boat hull can be hard work, especially if you let the stains sit there for a little while. There are multiple ways to clean boat hulls, so we have included a few methods in our tutorial. If you follow our guidelines, you'll be on your way with cleaning your stained boat hull in no time!
Make sure you have the following:
  • Sponge
  • Bucket
  • Soap
  • Water
  • Liquid Bleach (if needed)
  • Sandpaper
  1. Try soap and water. Fill up your bucket with some water. Then, add some soap to the water. If milder stains are also present, add some liquid bleach. Take a sponge and put it into the bucket to let it soak in the cleaning solution you have just made. Then, put some soap into it. Now, rub the sponge onto the stains to see if they will come off. Rub with some force for more effectiveness. If the stains won't come off, try something else.
  2. If necessary, sand the stains off. If the stains are extremely persistent and won't come off, then you'll have to resort to sandpaper. Take your sandpaper and gently sand off the stains. This will sand away the paint, however, so this should only be a last-resort solution. Don't sand too much away of the hull, because that could deform part of the boat hull. If it gets to the point where you need to sand the stains away, make sure that you have some paint to repaint your boat hull.
  3. Finish up the cleaning. After you have removed all the stains, rinse down your boat hull with water. Make sure that your boat hull is spotless, unless you had to use sandpaper.
  4. Preventing stains. The next time you take your boat out, clean the hull. If you don't have time to clean it right away, rinse down the hull as soon as you take it home. This makes it take longer for stains to develop and stick. This, in turn, will also make it easier for the hull to be cleaned. It may also remove some of the stains, if you are lucky.
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