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Old 07-05-2014, 01:07   #1
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Maintaining shower seat

Can somebody Advise the best way to maintain the wooden seat in a shower that wet regularly. Currently looks like there is no finish on the timber at all. Should it be taken out and varnished or is there some oil treatment.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:22   #2
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Re: Maintaining shower seat

Teak does not need any treatment it's natural oils make it perfect for the always wet nature of a boat. If your concern is purely cosmetic, there are a few things you can do. I would avoid varnish. It will be slippery and when it fails, and it will, it may cut your butt when you sit on it. Use a cleaner followed by a brightener. I like Nu-Teak and StarBrite. If the soft grain is raised you'll be well served to sand it flat with a hard block and 180grit paper, then clean, then brighten.
This approach has served me well on customer swim platforms, cockpit grates, benches and others that did not want to be slippery but wanted some protection. A yearly maintenance item on exterior, it'll last longer inside without UV influence.
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Re: Maintaining shower seat

Replace with a clone made of Starboard?

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Old 07-05-2014, 07:06   #4
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Re: Maintaining shower seat

Ones on my 27 yr old boat are finished in some kind of varnish and in some spots are beginning to show a little wear.
spreading a drop of this around those spots with a finger made these spots disappear.
https://www.birchwoodcasey.com/Refin...ck-Finish.aspx
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Re: Maintaining shower seat

teak oil. 27 years, looks like new. just don't "let it go"
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Thanks for the advice everyone
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I would just periodically wash it in salt water
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