Join Date: Jun 2000
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Teak is very oily. Suggested prep includes washing it down with acetone after sanding, prior to epoxy. As sailingdog suggests, epoxy should be followed by varnish or other UV inhibiting coating. This is why most cold-molded epoxy hulls end up being painted. The epoxy turns opaque brown in sunlight. This spring I epoxied and varnished new teak & holly plywood floorboards for our boat. The epoxy was to keep water from soaking into the end-grain, causing delamination. The varnish was to protect the epoxy from UV rays, even down below. Two coats of epoxy, and three of varnish.