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Old 27-07-2018, 17:33   #1
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Need to Revarnish teak

I will need to varnish my teak this winter /spring I may not have the time available Any one have suggestions on good boat yard to have it done at? East coast Maine to Virginia would be preferred.
I want a good job and in a reasonable time
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Old 27-07-2018, 22:44   #2
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Re: Need to Revarnish teak

The thing about varnishing teak is it will always blister and peel. The more the sun and heat hits it the faster it goes.

Teak is an oily wood. So when you cover it up with a clear finish it's like a green house. When hot and sunny the oil works it's way to the surface and starts to create blisters, just like on the bottom of the boat. The wood is gassing like trying to powder coat cast aluminum. Blisters everywhere.

The best thing for teak is to scrub it with salt water and treat it with teak oil.
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Old 28-07-2018, 11:07   #3
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Re: Need to Revarnish teak

Letting the teak on that boat go grey would be criminal. First it would have to be all stripped.

I would use any reputable yard in Maine where good varnish work is the standard.
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Old 28-07-2018, 12:10   #4
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Re: Need to Revarnish teak

Bring it to Hinckley in Southwest Harbor. They have done a little varnish work in the past.
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Old 29-07-2018, 03:18   #5
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Re: Need to Revarnish teak

Teak only varnish if inside the boat outside is a mess
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Old 29-07-2018, 11:11   #6
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Re: Need to Revarnish teak

Not that it helps you find a place to varnish your boat (nice boat BTW) I almost always reread parts of "The Brightwork Companion" when revarnishing my boat.

Inspiring and informative. Strong opinions? Of course....
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Old 30-07-2018, 18:01   #7
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Re: Need to Revarnish teak

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Teak only varnish if inside the boat outside is a mess


Itís only a mess if you donít know what youíre doing. Varnishing teak for 30 years. It starts with good joinery and sealing the underside on installation of the teak. After 6 build up coats, good for one coat a season for 8-10 years...
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Re: Need to Revarnish teak

Have gone 14 years without needing to strip. It is getting to be time to do it again, some yellow and lifting, but mostly the varnish has gotten too thick.

14 years ago, we used Smith's epoxy under all toe rails, hypodermic needles, several applications until it was saturated. The gave all teak 2 cats of smiths epoxy. Then built up 6-7 coats of varnish the first year. After that we just did 2 coats per year.

This time we'll do the same I expect
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Does anyone have experience with..LE TONKINOIS VARNISH ?
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