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Old 10-07-2017, 14:36   #1
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What Oil For Interior Teak

We've started to strip some of our interior wood. A previous owner splashed on a coat of varnish and now we've removed all the varnish slopped on the headliner and interior fibreglass.
My question is what oil do people use. I'm tempted to use Watco Danish Oil.
Anyone else used it?
Anything else better?
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Re: What Oil For Interior Teak

Interior, Teak Oil or Wax?
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Re: What Oil For Interior Teak

Danish Oil gives a really good finish, not used on the boat so far, but all our home kitchen work tops are coated with Danish Oil.
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Re: What Oil For Interior Teak

Know that with time, an oiled finish will likely darken a lot more than a varnished one. And oil is a lot tougher, if not impossible, to strip off later on. Especially as a fair percentage of the teak used in boat interiors is actually teak veneer. Ah, & oil's also more work to keep clean, as well as frew of mildew.
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We really like Tonkinois inside and out Welcome to American Rope & Tar
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Re: What Oil For Interior Teak

We have used Lemon Oil to good effect for many years. A light coating polishes up nicely and the constituents of the oil seem to prevent the development of mold. Polish (any oil) well or it will collect dust, easily.

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Boiled Linseed Oil
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Daly's Sea Fin. Oil will grow mold well in warm climes though.
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lemon oil works well for unvarnished interior teak. The citric acid controls mildew, has a fragrant aroma, plus enriches the wood. Have used for 45 years. The mildew seemed to feed on the Watco oil..so I switched long ago.
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Star brite sealer - lasts and protects
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Re: What Oil For Interior Teak

i have part oiled, part satin varnish interior and redid the nav panel in the spring..

if you ever think of simply re-varnishing, rather than oiling, then you should discover Epiphanes satin varnish..

in my case:

day 1 : 3 coats of awlspar with a foam brush (in one day) to form base color,

Day 2: sanded lightly with 320, then applied 2 coats of epiphanes satin 2hrs apart (not the 24hrs they quote).

day 3 = done

finished..a perfect ..no, like a truly really cant believe it totally perfectly smooth finish from bare wood in two days

i am now seriously eyeing the entire interior.. its a foolproof perfect finish.
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I have used the walco on my boat, with good results
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Re: What Oil For Interior Teak

Thanks all for the comments. Thanks for the link Gord.

I have some pieces in the boat already finished with Watco Danish Oil and they dried to a hard finish. No sign of mildew after 3 years and no fingerprints.

Tung oil seems to be better, if you get real tung oil, and I can get it locally at Lee Valley, so I'll try that.

We're staying on the boat and don't want to deal with varnishing.
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Re: What Oil For Interior Teak

Livos Kunos natural oil is being used on all the timber in our interior (floor included). It is mainly linseed (probably treated in some way), plus other oils such orange and pine and rosemary and an assortment of other things like wax and drying agents. It is apparently food grade, which is good to know if I ever get the urge to chew on it .

After several coats it dries to a slight sheen (I would not describe it as glossy, although the manufacturer does).

This is the technical data sheet:
https://www.livos.com.au/uploads/104...evised2016.pdf

Refinishing is just a case of giving the surface a clean, wiping on more oil and wiping it off. If it lives up to half of what it promises it should be excellent.

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Ditto on Daly's Sea fin teak oil. It's made in Washington. It leaves a natural look that is as fine as finished furniture. They ship it.
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