Nothing you put on wood lasts. Cetol takes a good amount of abuse but you just sand it where needed and continue along. If you do a good job of renwing it each year it does go pretty good. I have spots where problems come from build up of water
that tends to collect. It naturally takes more abuse where the water
This season I got delayed because of Isabell last fall and so didn't get done in Novenmber what I now am doing in May. Ihave extra work becuase I waited this long.
I think some products will last longewr than Cetol but Cetol is easy to work with. If you have perfect wood and you want it looking perfect all the time, then you use other varnishes then cover theb boat with canvas
all the time and never sail. UV and salt water
are hell and I think something like Ceyol that is easy to work with has an advantage even if it only means you'll be better able to keep up. This is a game
you can not win in wood.
Last August I pulled 4 hatch
covers that have a teak
frame with Lexan
bedded on top. I sanded them down to bare wood. Did two coats of Cetol Marine
and 1 coat of Gloss. They still look great. My boat is 15 years old and the teak
really never was the best looking. I use the dark because it evens it all out. Light is nicer for the different color and is about as potective as Marine.
This fall I'll light same them with a nylon scrub pad and add a new layer of Gloss. I have some neglected spots right now I just sanded and the bad spots and I'll do two coats of marine, then use the nylon on everything and add a gloss coat over the whole works.
You can apply it with a foam brush and yes it is not as nice as a good brush it is easier to clean up and easy is as it implies<g>.
Do something you can keep up with. It's about doing it regualrly not just one time.