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05-15-2012 06:42 PM
Argyle38
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

I use Semco on my caprail. I like it quite a lot but you do have to re-apply every 3-4 months (likely 1-2 months in FL) to keep it looking good, but application is really easy, just rub it on with a sponge or a rag.

The reason I chose it was because of a statement in Practical Sailor that if you let it go and don't re-apply, it dissolves into nothing. It just kind of disappears. To me this is a good thing because it saves me the trouble of removing the old stuff if I go through a busy or lazy period and can't keep it up.

After two seasons, I would say Practical Sailor is right, when the stuff wears away, there isn't much left. If you look closely in the wood grain, you can see some of the pigment remaining but it is nowhere near as bad as anything you would have to sand off. It's mostly like powder. I only applied it once last year in the spring and there is still a little color left, so I'm reasonably pleased.
05-15-2012 05:57 PM
tdw
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

TealPro ..... and your connection with Primo is ?
05-15-2012 08:29 AM
Beersmith
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

thanks everyone!
05-14-2012 10:02 PM
weinie
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

semco here: mix of 1/2 goldtone, 1/2 natural
05-14-2012 08:25 PM
teakpro
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

Two chairs sealed at the same time.
(Left side) is Semco and (Right side) is Primo Teak Sealer.
05-14-2012 03:35 PM
oomfh
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

See pix below. Have since gone back to Cetol. Semco simply didn't last as long as anticipated - looked anemic after only a couple of months.

Before applying Semco



After applying initial 2 coats of Semco

05-14-2012 12:59 PM
teakpro
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

I have used Primo teak sealer over water proof caulking in the past with no problems. I even use the Primo Teak sealer over some of the hardware on my boat it act's like an extra layer of protection.
05-14-2012 12:46 PM
lancelot9898
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

A friend said that he had trouble with semco attacking the caulking on his deck. I've been using Semco for years and have had no such troubles with Semco and the TDS caulking on the cockpit hatches. I'm a little hesitate to switch to another brand like Primo without some feedback on effects on caulking.
05-14-2012 12:34 PM
teakpro
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

It's hard to find good quality teak sealers now days. I used the Semco brand, but found a better TEAK SEALER called Primo Wood Products. Primo Teak Sealer is an easy to use, epoxy resin & teak oil blend that really lasts. This products outlasts Semco by 2 to 1. Try it out

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Originally Posted by wopalx View Post
We have been using the product for many years now, typically we apply it 3 to 4 times per year depending on the amount of racing we have done and the amount of rain we have had.

Bow shot is of the natural on my fathers new boat shortly after it was applied to the teak.

The old boat we needed to give the teak a light sand after I think 7 years to get it back to looking it's best. The 2nd pic is the just after that was done.
05-12-2012 12:34 PM
TejasSailer
Re: Semco Teak Sealer

Lot's of discussion of the subject the following:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...k-sealers.html
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