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need help: teak finishes
I started out with teak oil the first few seasons with my boat, and didn''t like it at all. Had to be reapplied constantly, and by the end of the season the teak looked like blazes despite the effort. Worse, the annual ritual of using teak cleaner and brightener was eating away at the soft portion of the grain, leaving a ridged look.
When Cetol first became available in my area, I sanded my teak smooth and applied five coats. Looked good for several years, until a few dinged spots allowed water under the Cetol, so I redid it. Have to admit that I didn''t apply one fresh coat like I should have one spring, and that''s when the appearance went downhill.
I''ve since switched to Armada for a couple of reasons. Armada is thicker, so you only need three coats to get a good finish. Also, the color is much closer to the natural color of the wood than Cetol.
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Lake St. Clair, MI