PDA

View Full Version : My first attempt at refinishing the teak.


gts-20
02-22-2012, 07:32 PM
How did I do? This was with the 80/20 boiled linseed oil to mineral spirits mix.

tommyadrian5
02-22-2012, 07:35 PM
In my experience it will look good for about, say, until the first time you put it in the water then let it dry out...

CantRepeat
02-22-2012, 07:57 PM
Be sure to not let it dry completely or it will be very slippery. Dry it after 30 to 50 minutes with something like a towel.

Tomi
02-23-2012, 03:33 AM
Common mistake with wood oils is to apply too much to a point where the wood no longer soaks the oil. The oil will eventually dry but with a hard lacquer like surface. This will start pealing off very quickly leaving the surface looking and feeling ugly and old. So as said before, make sure you always wipe it dry.

gts-20
02-23-2012, 11:01 AM
Thanks for the advice guys. I need as much as I can get. This pic was taken about 30 minutes after the first coat was applied. I applied a thin coat of the mix with a fine brush, and wiped it off right after the 2nd pic was taken. Should I apply another coat this weekend after the first has completely soaked in? I did some sanding the week before the first coat, started with 100 and went through 400. Was that too much? I don't want it to be too slippery.

Tri4X2
02-23-2012, 04:50 PM
Just sanded my teak down yesterday and coated it with Teak oil. Sanded... wiped down with Mineral Spirits, spread on the teak oil.... let it dry 5-10 min and wiped it down with a dry rag. I usually will put on a few coats depending on how dry it is. Was in a hurry last year and didn't rag it down afterwords... I payed for it by busting my butt on it the next time out!!

M-Funf
02-23-2012, 04:57 PM
It is my understanding that Linseed Oil alone will turn black when exposed to UV (e.g. the Sun). Am I wrong on that?

gts-20
02-23-2012, 05:06 PM
It is my understanding that Linseed Oil alone will turn black when exposed to UV (e.g. the Sun). Am I wrong on that?

My teak was oiled by a friend of mine 2 seasons ago with the boiled linseed oil/mineral spirits mix and it never turned black. I was not able to redo it before last season, so I wanted to make sure to get it done correctly before this season.

JRW160
02-23-2012, 10:23 PM
I went with teak sealer this year. The oil I used last year washed off every time the platform hit the water. The sealer doesn't look quite as nice as the oil, but it's close

SkiDog
02-24-2012, 08:43 AM
I went with teak sealer this year. The oil I used last year washed off every time the platform hit the water. The sealer doesn't look quite as nice as the oil, but it's close

I'm telling you guys this product from a company called 'Shield Products' is the best. Its called Teak shield. Here's the website.

Shield Products
www.shieldproducts.com/

gts-20
02-24-2012, 03:18 PM
I'm headed back to the lake tomorrow to check the results after a week of drying. Should I put on a second or third coat? and, since some comments were made about the Linseed oil not lasting or possibly turning black, would it be a problem to put a "teak oil" on as the second coat?

Tri4X2
02-24-2012, 04:08 PM
where are you from GTS?

gts-20
02-24-2012, 04:15 PM
We live in Clear Lake, south of Houston, Keep the boat in dry storage at Lake Conroe, but split the time on the water between here and Lake Austin. My parents have a house on the water in Westlake. Im usually up in Austin every other weekend during the spring and summer.

gts-20
02-25-2012, 11:48 PM
So, here are the results after a drying for a week. It turned out darker than I thought it would.... Should I put on a second coat? If yes, should I sand it, or scuff it with something before hand?

Tri4X2
02-26-2012, 12:12 AM
looks great brother.... see what it looks like after a few dunks in the water

Cloaked
02-26-2012, 01:14 AM
Agreed. It will lighten up through the summer....even though it looks good now... I say leave it be... $0.02

Mine gets pressure washed once a year and no treatment of any kind. Personally I don't see tracking oil into my boat and onto my clothes, but it's each to their own...

.

BARE5
02-27-2012, 07:32 PM
Is it necesary to boil the linseed oil?

gts-20
02-27-2012, 07:53 PM
Is it necesary to boil the linseed oil?

No, the product is "boilded linseed oil. If you do a search here on the forums you will find a lot of infomrmation about its use versus "teak oil" or "tung oil". Everone has a prefered method. I did this with a mixture of 80% boilded linseed oil and 20% mineral spirits. I sanded the platform with a coarse paper to remove the scratches and then a moderate/fine paper to even the surface. Brushed on the mix with a very fine staining brush, let it sit for about 45 minutes, wiped it off with a towel.

Barefooter92
02-29-2012, 02:00 PM
Used this product last year on mine and this year on my uncles. The nautique platform is one coat on the top and three coats on the bottom. The bottom looks and feels like glass. The top is still wood grain to help with footing when wet. I sanded with an orbital using 80grit. The product can be found at Lowes. My MC platform looks great after one year on the water.

Under side of Nautique Teak
75871
Underside of Nautique Teak
75872
Finish sand (80grit) of Nautique Teak
75873
One coat of Watco
75874
Underside with 3 coats
75875
Product and MC Teak
75876

BrianT
02-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Dang that looks good!!!

gts-20
02-29-2012, 03:23 PM
Wow, that turned out nice! I like the color on that a lot better than mine. Looks like next year, or when the current product wears off, I will be looking for Watco, or maybe Amazon. It is supposed to be good as well.

Barefooter92
02-29-2012, 05:59 PM
GTS yours looks pretty sweet too...I am loving the little tease shots you give of the PS214!