Teak on deck is usually varnished, a process that requires periodic recoating and stripping and a complete revarnishing once in a while. Some skippers varnish their swim platforms, too, using several coats of polyurethane and adding nonskid powder to the final coat to improve footing.
Preparation. When preparing to refinish your teak deck, use tarps or plastic sheets to cover nearby plants and furniture. Use painters tape to secure plastic along siding and walkways, as well.
Good Morning Andy, That is a great tip with the fine line tape, I had to do my sailboat pilot house deck twice poor choice of caulking silicone and it was a bitch getting it off the bottom.
Good Morning Everyone, I would like to refinish the teak swim deck on my 1986 CC Ski Nautique. The main question I have is in regard to the finish that you use to protect the wood.
Sealing Teak Decks. Teak decks are rare and very expensive. These decks need to be coated within two weeks after construction has been completed. Contaminants such as dirt, sun, moisture, and pollen will discolor a new deck immediately if it is not properly protected.
To learn about cleaning teak, see our how to clean teak page. Even the most weathered teak furniture and decks can be restored and easily maintained using TeakGuard. Its easy to apply and won't stain or damage your boat. Best of all, teak treated with TeakGuard is easy to maintain. Wash the wood with a mild dish detergent, rinse, and let the
An overview and step by step of how to refinish / re-seam the teak decks on your boat A list of materials used will be included in the writeup on my website :-
But oiling teak isn't about protecting the wood; it's about recovering and maintaining that golden glow that made us want teak on the boat in the first place. Teak oils are primarily either linseed oil or tung oil, bolstered by resins to make them more durable. Linseed oil tends to darken the teak, but it is significantly cheaper.
Never clean a teak deck with chemicals. Most will remove the natural teak oil and make the deck require more frequent cleaning. A functional as opposed to decorative non-functional teak deck requires virtually no maintenance - let the sun bleach it out to that greyish white look - that's how it is supposed to look.
For most boats under 26 feet you can prep, tape and paint the entire deck in a day and it will be ready for use in 36 to 48 hours. KiwiGrip has excellent durability and can even fill minor imperfections in the deck surface.
Refinishing a boat deck is similar in process to refinishing a patio deck. All you simply need are a few tools and materials in order to accomplish the task of refinishing you boat deck. Many of the items needed to refinish a boat deck may be found throughout your home.
Cleaned deck with two part teak cleaner called TE-KA. This product uses the first part to open the pores in the wood to release dirt scrub and rinse . The second part closes the pores in the wood.
After your teak is clean and dry, it's time to apply something to the wood to give it a nice appearance that hopefully will last. Teak oils penetrate into the wood and replenish the oil supply while teak sealers coat the wood and provide a barrier to the outside environment.
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