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eugene54

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794 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: teak marine table

I am working on a replacement teak table for a friend’s boat. It’s for an interior space so it won’t be directly exposed to the elements. I am not sure how to go about finishing it.

Can anyone recommend a finishing process? The aim is a durable surface with minimal maintenance needs.


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Bill White

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#1 posted 794 days ago

Teak? Oil and wax for me. Don’t even talk about polycrapithane.
Bill

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Earlextech

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#2 posted 794 days ago

Teak oil

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 794 days ago

I have a teak dresser I built in 1975. After being underwater for several weeks back in 2005 I sanded it and refinished it with a water based varnish. It is important to wipe it down with acetone prior to applying the finish so amy surface oils will be removed. six+ years later the finish looks excellent.
I would only use this water based finish on an inside piece.

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CaptRandy

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#4 posted 794 days ago

Clean well with sudsy ammonia brushing cross grain then rinse well with water. Let it dry then fininsh with Amazon Teak Oil.

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hObOmOnk

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#5 posted 794 days ago

On teak for outdoor usage, I use Waterlox Original Marine Finish or a good tung oil/phenolic resin spar varnish.

Note: So called “Teak Oil” is a meaningless and vague name. Some Teak Oil products contain only oils and others contain mostly solvents, a little oil and some resin. One product only contains a mixture of castor oil and mineral oil. There is no consistency among “Teak Oil” formulations.

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Clint Searl

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#6 posted 788 days ago

Water based poly for floors. I like Varathane.

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Clint Searl

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#7 posted 711 days ago

“Teak Oil” is snake oil. Use poly, either oil or waterborne. I prefer waterborne, though aI made a teak table, finished with oil poly, in 1974, that’s still going strong.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Fuzzy

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#8 posted 711 days ago

TEAK and CYPRUS … I prefer PENOFIN … as it weathers and loses a little color, just reapply as desired.

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