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Forum topic by scvwooding posted 367 days ago 548 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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367 days ago

Looking for a teak oil to refinish outdoor teak furniture. Want an oil that will not darken the wood. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 367 days ago

I don’t have any brand suggestions in mind, but you can find teak oil and teak cleaners at most boat dealers. We have teak on our 1982 Sea Ray, we were able to clean it up and give it some new life with the stuff we found at West Marine.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 367 days ago

Teak oil doesn’t come from teak. The cheaper stuff is linseed oil with driers, and the good stuff is made from tumg oil.

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

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#3 posted 367 days ago

There are two kinds of outdoor teak. ..... Beautiful silver and labor intensive brown.
There are lots of products that will giv e you the latter. Mother Nature will give you the former.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#4 posted 366 days ago

Thanks guys. I just don’t want to put something on it that makes it any dark.

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#5 posted 366 days ago

I have been using a “clear base” that is normally tinted to your color. Outdoor Acrylic. No color added. Goes on white and dries clear. There is some sun protection in it.

-- In God We Trust

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#6 posted 362 days ago

Anything that says it is a “teak oil finish” isn’t teak oil. I don’t know if you can even find pure teak oil. Teak itself is very oily which is one reason it weathers so well. It will turn silver unless it has UV protection. The suggestion to use water base is a good one. Water base imparts virtually no color

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