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Many consider a teak deck to be nature's nonskid. Varnishing it would change all that. Old-school sailors "stoned" the decks to abrade them to new wood.

Depending on your climate, a Sikkens Cetol product (now sold under the Interlux label) might suit you. The traditional "cetol marine" is quite orange in color, due to iron UV protection in it, and tends to make the teak look more like mahogany. However, they do have a newer formula, called natural teak, that preserves the color pretty well. There is also a gloss topcoat, if you prefer gloss to a satin finish.

The two things that are decent about cetol are that 1- it's microporous, so it tends to not shed from teak the way many varnishes will, and 2- it can receive maintenance coats without removing all of the old coating first.

But many just don't like the look. Personal preference prevails here.
 
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