5/10/2012 2:19:06 PM
outdoor teak and acacia woods
I have used your tung n teak oil for a few years on my outdoor teak table, and acacia wood lounges. The finish looks great for about 2 weeks, then quickly becomes blotchy and dull. I was told tung n teak oil would only need reapplying once or twice year. My furniture is outside only for the summer months.
I have sanded the wood, cleaned with mild soapy water and left to dry and awaiting the next step. I do not want to repeat the process again in 2 months, and hoping a better product would suit my needs. Would marine teak n oil product be better? or marine varnish? (I do not want peeling). If so, where can I get these products in Toronto?
5/11/2012 9:31:06 AM
RE: outdoor teak and acacia woods
Circa 1850 Tung'n Teak Oil is a hand-rubbed pentrating oil that yields a low lustre finish. So the finish should not be shiny. If it is, it probably means that too much oil was applied and the excess was not wiped off. Is that what happened?
The other reason that the finish would become blotchy is from rain, which leaves a residue on the wood. If that is the case, and not unlikely if you live near Toronto, you simply need to wash the surface.
Also, what are you hoping to have the table look like? A varnish can be used, but it will give you the look and feel of a varnish, as opposed the oil that give the look and feel of wood.
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