I have a new teak dining table, well finished, & ready to go. I want
to protect the surface from spills, etc. I thought to buy teak oil,
but reading posts elsewhere, it doesn't do much to give the kind of
protection I want. There is a combination tung/teak oil product & I
wonder about using that.
What I want is a product I can wipe on with a rag & wipe off the
excess, but which will still give me the protection. I don't want to
sand/steel wool between coats. I just want one application to
initially seal the porous wood. This is asking a lot.
Here are some choices I've run across & I'd like someone's opinion/
experience with. I'd really like it if I can find the product in my
local Ace Hardware, Home Depot, etc.:
Oil/Varnish mixtures like Behr Scandinavian Tung Oil Finish, Minwax
Tung Oil Finish, Watco Danish Oil, etc.
Thinnned or Wiping Varnishes like Minway (Minwax?) Wiping Varnish,
Watco Wiping Varnish, Formby's Tung Oil Finish, etc.
I've also thought of a polyurethane satin, as I don't want a sheen,
but polyurethane application is with a brush, producing bubble
problems & I don't want to deal with that.
I've thought of Thompson's Water Seal, but that may leave an
Would appreciate any opinions/experiences. I'm a novice.