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Old 04-06-2017, 11:32   #1
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Teak decks - Oil or leave them be?

Just finished cleaning our teak decks and trying to decide wether to oil them or leave them as is. Experiences from others would be greatly appreciated... especially those that oiled them and found out it wasn't a great idea.

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Re: Teak decks - Oil or leave them be?

Not sure if I posted in the wrong forum or if folks simply have no experience in this area, but thanks anyway! For the time being, we've decided to leave them be... might try oiling the eyebrows as a test or perhaps the companionway slides? We'll see.

BTW, here is a picture of the newly cleaned foredeck!
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Teak Deck Care

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Re: Teak decks - Oil or leave them be?

It depends on what you want.

If you want the decks to be black and impregnated with dirt -- then by all means oil them.

If you want the nice silvery gray look -- then don't treat them with anything but buckets of sea water, and maybe occasional Boracol to keep down the fungus.
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It depends on what you want.

If you want the decks to be black and impregnated with dirt -- then by all means oil them.

If you want the nice silvery gray look -- then don't treat them with anything but buckets of sea water, and maybe occasional Boracol to keep down the fungus.
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Thanks, that was perfect!
It doesn't matter how much I try to find stuff, my forum searches very rarely lead me to the info I'm seeking... so again, Thank you!
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We use Semco natural on ours.

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Thank you, I'm definitely leaning towards leaving them alone, but that seems to be a popular option.
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Re: Teak decks - Oil or leave them be?

brushing removes the softer grain... you don't want to do that... clean with salt water if brushing across the grain only. Teak goes gray... don't try to keep it teaky looking.... you'll wear it down!

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Re: Teak decks - Oil or leave them be?

Twice a year, spray them with spray and walk away.. Heck, spray the whole boat with it. Decks will be clean, no green slime, no mildew.. Won't hurt paint or gel coat.. You got it clean this will keep it that way, it will be grey but that's okay.
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