I doubt if there's anything really special about teak oil - certainly not
from a teak tree - so it's probably linseed or some such oil in a different
bottle! I reckon you would be better off using a colourless beeswax based
polish such as Briwax I think it's named. I expect you'll not oil/wax the
chairs so why bother anyway? Buy a plastic cover and some long bungy
In response to an earlier post regarding hoe to maintain the color of
teak I posted the following:
I recently made some teak parts for my daughter's boat and did a
search on how to finish. Came accross this product Teakguard, Teak
Maintenance Kit (TGK016) at http://www.MarineStore.com . Says that you
only need to do once a year so gave it a try. Looks good now but have
no idea as to long
I understand that the problem with most outdoor type finishes is that
barrier type such as spar varnish succumb to the expansion and
contraction due to temp changes and crack and peel off and in general
oil type finishes do not protect against UV rays and wood greys.
Still to soon to comment on the stuff I used but the sales lit looks
You have good suggestions below. However, if you are stuck on Teak Oil find
a dealer or website that sells sailing equipment. Sailors spend half their
lives refinishing the teak on their boats. They usually re-do the same
areas every two or three years.
Might as well try a good soaking with danish or tung oil.
Why do you want to put teak oil on your table. Is it for cosmetic reasons or
is it because you want to stop the wood from deteriorating. If for the
second reason, it would be a waste of effort because putting on teak oil
will make no difference at all.
| Have just got a wooden garden table. I'm told I need to put Teak Oil on
| Can anyone recommend a good reasonably price brand please? Thanks
> Have just got a wooden garden table. I'm told I need to put Teak
Oil on it.
> Can anyone recommend a good reasonably price brand please?
You can't get there from here.
1) Trying to finish teak is like hitting yourself in the head with a
It feels so good when you stop.
2) There is NOTHING associated with teak that is reasonably priced.
The above based on trying to maintain teak on a boat.
So-called "teak oil" is a sales gimmick. It's just an oil/varnish mix like
many others. Probably linseed oil but could be tung oil.
Try Watco Outdoor (or was it Exterior?) Finish. UV protection and easily
refinished as needed (every year or two). Just don't believe the square feet
covered that's specified on the can (DAMHIKT).
I have had fairly good luck with Sikkens Cetol Marine Natural Teak
finish. Cost about $25 qt. You must carefully follow the directions
for prep and apply all the coats specified. Be prepared for heartache.
Teak really hates being finished.
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