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Old 03-01-2013, 01:20   #1
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Refinishing Interior Teak

Part of my winter refit work is to touch up some areas of worn finishing in my interior teak, namely, the treads of the companionway and floors in my heads compartments.

What's the best way to do this? Sand it and oil it? Or polyurethane? I guess it would help if I could tell what type the original finish was, but I'm afraid I don't know . I guess some hints about typical finishing methods would be very helpful.
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Re: Refinishing Interior Teak

Me, I'd use a good quality polyurethane for the treads. ( Ive used Rustins plastic flooring, ( a two part ) which is very hard wearing and lasts for ever on threads). Id forget oiling, on floors and walk surfaces it gets far too "gritty" and after a while looks nasty. I used to have oiled teak on doors and cupboards once, but theres a lot of upkeep in my experience. Now I varnish and or Rustin's. Keep everything satin or eggshell. No high Gloss

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Re: Refinishing Interior Teak

I would use a good quality varnish. Depending on the condition of the finish now you may want to sand it down to bare wood. If the finish is not too bad you may be able to do a light sanding and then apply a couple of coats of varnish. Oil would likely just collect dirt and look bad in short order. Another option is to just leave the teak bare but this will collect dirt as well. Unfinished teak has great non skid properties. Varnish on step treads you can add sand or grit to it and that will help. Fine sand turns almost clear in varnish and does not look bad at all.
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Re: Refinishing Interior Teak

We are going through this same analysis. We looked at gym-floor products, however they do NOT do well with getting wet (I called several).

We think we are going to use a 2-part, like Interlux Perfection.
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Re: Refinishing Interior Teak

A friend of mine who does interiors of mega yachts turned me on to this product and I did the interior of my boat with it. Cheap, easy to use and very hard when cured.

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Re: Refinishing Interior Teak

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A friend of mine who does interiors of mega yachts turned me on to this product and I did the interior of my boat with it. Cheap, easy to use and very hard when cured.

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how is is it on standart teak & holly floors?

I have used Bristol on some select surfaces (hatch cover) but its wicked expensive. The finish is like a gym floor.
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A friend of mine who does interiors of mega yachts turned me on to this product and I did the interior of my boat with it. Cheap, easy to use and very hard when cured.

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DANG! Looks like a great product. However, I have to strip to bare wood to use it, right? Might be ok for floors, but there's no way I'm stripping the walls and trim...
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Re: Refinishing Interior Teak

Thanks, guys! You've given me a lot to think about.

I don't have a problem with nonslip because my companionway treads are inlaid with stainless steel strips. So I guess it's going to be satin varnish of one kind or another.
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