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I stripped all the varnish off my teak (Circa 1850 does wonders) and cleaned some of the bare spots with oxalic acid. Then I put tung oil (the real stuff, polymerized - not cheap, but a little goes a long way) on it. Lovely golden colour and sets up quickly: hard in 8 hours, and subsequent coats harden as well. Never gets sticky, even in hot weather. If you are going to go the oil route, do not use anything else. If the can says "Tung Oil Finish" or some such, it's not tung oil. Same with Teak Oil - it's usually linseed with maybe (if you're lucky) a little tung thrown in. You want 100% pure tung oil, and the can should say so. I got mine through Lee Valley Tools. The polymerized tung oil sets more quickly than raw, but either works equally well as a finish.
 
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