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Forum topic by scvwooding posted 07-21-2013 01:01 AM 985 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2013 01:01 AM

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 07-21-2013 01:49 AM

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.

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 02:37 AM

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

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 05:01 AM

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 fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 05:11 PM

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

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 05:51 PM

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.

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 07:10 AM

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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