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OT: protect a teak table ?

NDG
NDG Posts: 2,430
just read patio post from @Smolder (beautiful work!) and starting to think I need to do something to preserve my outdoor TEAK TABLE . . its naked now . . any product you suggest?

Columbus, OH

“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as if everything is” 

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  • NDG
    NDG Posts: 2,430
    maybe this pic is better - whatever - you get the idea.  Thank you in advance.
    Columbus, OH

    “There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as if everything is” 
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,100
    Finishes don't "stick" to teak so you have to use oils.
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  • NDG
    NDG Posts: 2,430
    edited April 2020
    ok - would you suggest an oil for longevity ?   Google search didnt get me far.
    Columbus, OH

    “There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as if everything is” 
  • Carolina Q
    Carolina Q Posts: 14,831
    Teak is one of the most rot resistant woods known to man. It will likely outlast you! It will turn gray, but that's about it. 

    "Teak has been considered by many to be the gold standard for decay resistance, and its heartwood is rated as very durable. Teak is also resistant to termites, though it is only moderately resistant to marine borers and powder post beetles."

    https://www.wood-database.com/teak/

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Carolina Q
    Carolina Q Posts: 14,831
    BTW, Google teak properties.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,288
    If left exposed to sunlight teak will eventually turn gray no matter what finish you apply.
    So you either need to accept that reality or get a cover for the table and use it whenever the table is not in actual use.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • NDG
    NDG Posts: 2,430
    edited April 2020
    Ok thanks everyone.  Neighboor said to put on a "spar varnish" used on marine wood boats, but couldnt find much online to confirm this.  Decided to do nothing, and now I am re-visiting.  Thanks. 
    Columbus, OH

    “There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as if everything is” 
  • womaus
    womaus Posts: 256
    Take a look here, some good info that follows what everybody is replying with.

    https://www.humberimports.com/blog/should-you-oil-teak-garden-furniture-


  • NDG
    NDG Posts: 2,430
    @womaus thanks for link. Doing Nothing works for me !!
    Columbus, OH

    “There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as if everything is” 
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,561
    lichen builds up on mine after several years. oxyclean water and a light scotchbrite pad. just a quick wipedown
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • We use boiled linseed oil on the few teak pieces we have outside. Do it probably once a year. Looks nice when done.
  • bubbajack
    bubbajack Posts: 1,073
    I would say polamirzed tung oil....
    I drink cheap beer so I can afford good bourbon.

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