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Forum topic by Tornado54 posted 09-08-2013 08:47 AM 1036 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-08-2013 08:47 AM

I am restoring old teak furniture and I also need to finish some newly made furniture made with reclaimed teak.

What would you recommend for finish? I have Watco Danish Oil and was wondering if I should get Watco Polyurethane in gloss and apply it after applying Danish Oil?

I also need to stain the wood as the color is really light and I would ideally like a medium glossy finish.

Thank you for all your help

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#1 posted 09-09-2013 09:58 PM

I’ve used Penofin for Hardwoods for Teak, Ipe, Massaranduba and the like, as shows up in my front stoop (more narcissism here). It’s more of a commitment to a finish than a finish, if your pieces are outside you end up re-doing it a few times for the first few months, and then once a year or so, but the fact that you can just wipe another coat on is really handy.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 10:03 PM

Most teak furniture I’ve seen does not have a film coating (poly). Typically it is an oil finish, like Danish oil. The Watco is fine.

Have you tried oiling a piece with your Danish oil? Is it too light after it’s been oiled? I’ve never tried to stain teak.

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