Woodworking with Aaron #9: Teak Stain

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Blog entry by aaronmolloy posted 03-28-2008 09:36 PM 855 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I want to know what you think about putting teak oil of my veneered drafts board. If you havent already seen this video please view it and leave your comments

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#1 posted 03-28-2008 11:03 PM

Hi Aaron,

Teak oil is sold under variety of different blends. The oil sold by Watco and Behlen is essentially an oil and varnish mixture. In reality it is no different from Danish oil, antique oil or any of the other myriad of wiping oils. The idea that this is designed for use exclusively on teak is a myth. I happen to like using oils like this to control blotching in woods like cherry. But these impart very little protection to the wood since they end up being soft after curing. Just make sure you wipe off the excess as you cannot build a finish with oils. For that you need a hard cure like shellac or polyurethane.

Hope this helps.

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