Originally Posted by Tide Roller
I've also heard about a product called semco that is supposed to be the bees knees. Let me know if anyone has tried it in the tropics
Loovve Semco. Easy to use, wears away, no flaking or chips, easy to clean up, easy to re coat.
That will be my wood finish for the cabin sole
, as soon as I'm strong enough to work on the boat, which may be a while, but I will post pictures. I want to varnish the interior
but strip the sole and keep it bare.
I might use Semco for my exterior, not decided. I like silver teak
, my husband hints that he married a varnish lady
, so I may accent silver teak with some varnish or Semco. I think varnish looks better with silvered teak than Semco.
Exterior Use of Semco works well, but 1) start with 3-4 coats 2) re coat every 4 months in tropics, maybe get longer but I doubt it. Ive only allowed Semco to go 3-4 months here in Texas
Re coating is so easy, I don't even tape off the wood. I clean wood with Murphys oil
soap, let dry 24 hours. I use a foam disposable brush, putty knife to protect the FGB, and rag to wipe up the excess.
Getting a good color can be challenging, many people mix gold Semco with natural Semco to get a more natural freshly sanded look. But if you stack too many coats the teak will get an orange look, try using the mix for the first 2 coats then keep with the natural. But each teak seems to behave differently, so just eyeball it (