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Teak protectorant

Posted by Phil on January 17th, 2001 12:00 PM
In reply to Teak wood by Marcie on January 16th, 2001 03:23 PM [Go to top of thread]

I own quite a bit of teak I bought back from Asia years ago. Not sure what they coated it with, but my furniture builder did backflips when I asked him what to protect it with. He emphasised that regular oiling is needed to keep the grain open and lustful. In short, teak needs to "breathe." Unless you had to coat it, I'd recommend just removing the coating and oiling regularly to keep it nice. BTW, my argument to him was, if you can't coat/seal teak, what do they use on many yachts to protect the trim?

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