Interior Teak

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Interior Teak

Postby arcturus » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:19 pm

Hi Chuck.
I have a 1984 aft cabin 35ft cruiser all done in teak that is in need of refurbisment and I am wondering what will be the best method.

Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Interior Teak

Postby capn chuck » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:20 am

John, your question is like, How long is a piece of string? Refurbishment can mean removal of the interior and total replacement or just light sanding and another coat of varnish. So in order to answer your question I would need a lot more detail. One of the big issues with our Trawlers is the affects of water intrusion on the interior teak. In some cases the teak can be redone and in others in will have to be replaced so dependent upon the extent of damage or the type of wood, plywood verses solid. Chuck
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Re: Interior Teak

Postby arcturus » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:05 am

Hi Chuck. The string in this instance could be quite long. All the things you mentioned are going to have to happen to varying degrees. However I was really looking for the best form of finish ie Varnish Cetol etc. and numbers of coats and so on.

Hope that helps to shorten the string.

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Re: Interior Teak

Postby capn chuck » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:33 am

John, I would not use Cetol on the interior, but there is no reason you can't. We do use Cetol on the exterior trim. There is not a lot of difference in the major players in the varnish market so most any interior varnish will do. We use a satin finish in most surfaces, but use a urethane floor finish for drawer facings and trim pieces that get a lot of contact. We have found the three coats are sufficient unless it is an area that gets wet occasionally or gets a lot of sun and then it gets a fourth coat. For areas that are stained from water or sanded through and appear lighter we use a teak stain first before varnishing. Good luck. Chuck
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Re: Interior Teak

Postby arcturus » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:32 pm

Thanks Chuck. That was my thinking too but it is always good to get another opinion
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