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Sikkens Cetol Marine is the original durable satin, translucent protective wood finish for use above the waterline on interior and exterior woods. Easy to apply and maintain, Cetol Marine is a flexible, breathable finish along that provides weather protection for teak and other hard woods.

Often used as an early coat when prepping wood to be varnished.

Go for Two! Our new JD Cetol Kit (IVA300QKIT) includes (2) Quart cans of Cetol a quality china bristle brush and 2 stir sticks. This is a great value. You save on the varnish and receive the brush and stir sticks for free!

REBATE: 2021 Interlux Spring Mail-In Rebate Program - see the INFO & GUIDES tab for details!

Info & Guides

2021 Interlux Spring Mail-In Rebate Program

Purchase up to two (2) gallons of eligible Interlux antifouling paint or up to two (2) quarts of Cetol® Marine and VC®17m Extra between February 1, 2021, and June 1, 2021, and save with the Interlux manufacturer's mail-in rebate. See the Interlux 2021 Spring Mail-In Rebate form for complete details.


Sikkens Cetol Marine is formulated with a special alkyd resin and high quality synthetic UV-absorbing pigments to shield wood from damaging UV rays. When dry, the finish has an attractive dark amber appearance on wood.

Other Cetol Marine products: Cetol Marine Light, Cetol Marine Gloss, and Cetol Marine Natural Teak.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Reviews for Sikkens Cetol Marine Wood Finish

10 of 18 Reviews

July 25, 2020

Not a varnished finish, but TOUGH
By Hugh MacD from St. Helens, Oregon

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I'm using this on the railing on a residential deck. The rail is tight knot Port Orford Cedar and I wanted a tough, UV resistant finish that wouldn't rub off on clothing when folks lean on the rail as some of the stains will. 2 coats on so far and it looks good, but a bit streaky...it doesn't want to brush down evenly. Could be my prep. The 2nd coat is covering the brush streaks and I'm hoping the third coat will even it all out. I used it on some teak hatchboards many years ago and the longevity can't be beat! I wasn't after a "yacht quality" finish as much as a long lasting "park-your-beer-here" job.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 10, 2020

sikkens cetol
By lost boy from shelton, ct.

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use it on the interior ribs and planks on my 1961 chris craft boat for its ease of application and renewability. breathable, never lifts or peels

love cetol
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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November 30, 2018

Excellent product
By Hi Jack from Warren River, RI

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Easy to use, no bubbles, smells like butterscotch

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 5, 2015

another purchase of this great product
By Doc from Ann Arbor,MI

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minimal brush marks

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 21, 2014

Very pleased!
By Erik from TN

I bought a boat with gray weathered teak and figured it was time to give her some love! After a good sanding to get the ridged out and the gray off, I simply wiped the wood down with a damp cloth. After letting the wood dry thoroughly it was time to apply the first coat! The cetol goes on easily, and blends well making it easy to get an even coat. Make sure to tape up around the edges! Stray drops cleaned up without too much hassle with a little water and elbow grease. Alcohol or thinners might work better but didnt spill enough to warrant it. The hardest part is waiting 24 hours to put on the next coat because we had fun slapping it on! We used 2 coats of marine and 2 coats of gloss.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 12, 2013

Great product, been using it for years
By Fred from North Canton ,Ohio

I use this product on the teak on my boat. It is easy to apply and lasts longer than varnish

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 19, 2012

I will buy this product again.
By Jerry T. from Culver, IN

I applied Sikkens Cetol Marine to a well weathered wooden deck. It had been treated, and linseed oil mix or commercial wood preserative had been applied, but none for several years. I can not, yet, speak to its durability. However, as to its application and immediate appearence, the result has been excellent. The first coat was applied on a very windy day, but the wind did not cause any problems. The viscosity is excellent. The varnish clings to the brush, yet spreads smoothly. It also readily sinks into cracks. It was a few days before I got to the second coat application, and I was able to see the good water proofing effect after just one coat. I anticipate a good, long lasting effect after the recommended three coats.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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December 10, 2011

wonderful color, you'll like it
By Capt W from Canyon Lake, TX

Easy to apply. The color is wonderful. Makes teak look great. Covers well.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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December 8, 2011

use for outdoor kitchen?
By Old monkey from Allentown, PA

works fine on boat brightwork so should work well in any wet, outdoor enviornment

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 21, 2011

Excellent Product Line
By The Heater from Auburn, WA

See my review of the companion product, Cetol Marine Gloss. This is the required undercoating for the Cetol Marine Gloss. It does contain pigment that will darken the golden color of your wood, so if you are concerned about that issue, check first on a donor piece of wood. They do sell a clear or near clear version of this product, but I wanted this one because it will keep UV light off the wood and keep the wood from changing color. Great product line, far superior to regular varnishes or other synthetics, in my opinion.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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