Originally Posted by Ann T. Cate
Look for answers from Florida
, and other SE US locations, as what will do well in your climate is not the same as from the PNW
, for instance. You will have more UV to filter out; also it is hot and humid in season, rather than cool and humid.Ann
We live in South West Florida
and the Epifanes is holding up beautifully. Of course, we do lightly sand and put one coat on a year. But, believe it or not that is a very quick and easy job. We also use the clear that has the UV protection.
About Starbrite Tropical Teak Oil
...I use it on the teak
blocks that are behind the winches on the mast
. It really works well and looks nice. However, this is also something else that I apply once a year, with a brush. Then I wipe the extra off. It does not have a glossy finish but works great for those blocks.
I love that glossy, mirror look on the rest of the exterior teak so I really like the Epiafanes best. But, some folks like a matte finish or the Cytol look. All in all, I think once you get to a maintaince point, keeping it up is easy.
Oh, and "thank you" to all of you who posted pictures. Just beautiful!