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How "non-skid" is varnished surface?

I'm replacing a 6" x 6" teak step on the bow pulpit of my boat. It is rarely used, I've only used it to get to a ladder after putting the boat in the travel-lift lock.

The original was left natural, I'm planning on applying varnish on the replacement. Is a varnished surface slick? ok with good shoes? what say ye?
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Varnish is very slick, especially mixed with a bit of water. Considering the size of the piece and location of it... I'd say you're probably going to be okay varnishing it though.
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Consider Semco Teak Sealer if you really don't like the natural weathered gray look. You will probably have to apply it twice a year but that should take you about 2 minutes It will retain some of the non skid qualities teak has. It will not be glossy, but considering how small the piece is I would just leave it alone?

Side by side: Left is Semco Natural two coats, Right is Cetol Natural 3 coats plus 3 coats Cetol Gloss.


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You can also add nonskid compound to the varnish. A little bit does fine, and is not visible. I used Interlux Polymeric Nonskid.
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If you don't use the steps now, you certainly won't use them when it's varnished.
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