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I have a rubbing strake which is drinking up the teak oil during her winter refit. Is it advisable to seal it with PVA and then apply teak oil as its absorbing a lot of teak oil at present. Many thanks.
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Just keep wiping the oil on. It will eventually become saturated enough to the point you will see it doesn't need any more. If you have started oiling it may be difficult to apply a different finish at this point.
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Yep, just keep wiping on that oil until it stops soaking in! I certainly wouldn't recommend sealing it with PVA. However, you might want to think later about letting the oil dry out and then using Cetol (natural teak finish). I got tired of having to re-apply oil on a regular basis......


Leith (rhymes with teeth) is the port of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. A Leither is someone who comes from that area.

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