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Owatrol Deks Olje D1 & D2 Wood Finish System Customer Questions and Answers

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where can i buy desk olje in sarasota fl.?

Asked on 05/27/2016 by Undisclosed

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Check the Deks olje web site. It lists Fla. distributors. The easiest, most reliable option is Jamestown. You will have it on your doorstep in a few days

Answered on 05/31/2016 by ROXANNE BREUNIG
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I buy it online.

Answered on 05/27/2016 by MICHAEL BERG

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I believe I just ordered it from Jamestown had it delivered I'm in the Pacific Northwest and I don't believe West Marine stores carry it anymore as I had worked for them for 10 years so I just ordered it off the internet and it came in just a few days and I love the way as I had work for them for 10 years so I just ordered it off the internet and it came in just a few days and I love the way it works on teak

Answered on 05/27/2016 by STEVE POWER

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I don't know I'm in Ca but buy it it's best product

Answered on 05/27/2016 by DAN HARRELL

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Maybe West Marine. I thought I saw there

Answered on 05/27/2016 by JAY HARRINGTON

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The Deks Olje web site lists Florida distributors. Jamestown is always my first choice because they always have it and I receive it in a few days when stateside.

Answered on 05/27/2016 by ROXANNE BREUNIG

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I have no idea. i would order it from Jamestown Distributors.

Answered on 05/27/2016 by DUNCAN BROWN
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Just wondering how much Deks D1 to purchase?? I have 8 teak chairs, a 70" inch round teak table, and an 8 ft teak bench. Also, can this product be sprayed on??

Asked on 06/02/2013 by Jo Elder

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Dan, thank you for your input about the teak wood oil. It's my understanding that #2 step would produce a high gloss finish...I was hoping to keep a Matt finish. Would you think if I put the chairs in the hot sun, that might keep them from being oily? Kind regards, Jo

Answered on 07/17/2013 by Jo Elder
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depending on how hot the sun is, you may have to apply occasionally, I use on my boat I don"t use #2 but I re rub the oil on often

Answered on 07/17/2013 by DAN HARRELL

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buy 2 qts of #1 and u will have to apply #2 finish product if you want to use on chairs, the #1 stays a little oily # 2 will seal it up by far best product I"ve used on teak

Answered on 07/17/2013 by DAN HARRELL

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I'd think that 2 qts. would be appropriate. I used 1 Qt and this was just about perfect for a 54" table and 4 benches but they are redwood which soaked up a lot of Olje

Answered on 07/17/2013 by STEVE ZALESKI

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Thank you very much for your input Steve! Kind regards, Jo

Answered on 07/17/2013 by Jo Elder

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1 qt of #1 should be enough for back to back multiple coats to saturation-- can be sprayed, but not efficient, but must be well brushed back on each application.3-4 coats needs to be applied wet-on-wet until puddling, then wipe off same......

Answered on 07/17/2013 by PETER SPANN

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Jo, I think you will need minimum 2 qts with that much wood to cover. Deks 1 is a penetrating oil so you will continue to apply coats until it has completely saturated the teak and it won't absorb any more. Plan to spend about 8 hrs brushing it on about every half hour as the wood soaks it in each time. Deks is a great teak finish but you must be patient and follow the application directions on the container exactly. If you want you can apply deks 2 after 3 days dry time to produce a gloss varnish like hard finish over the deks 1. FYI if you use deks 1 only and it wears over time you can reapply it over itself to cover any wear or thinning due to hard use. Pat

Answered on 07/19/2013 by PAT WARRICK
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I have an unfinished brand new mahogany exterior door. I use Deks D1 & D2 on the teak wheelhouse of our boat and love it. Will it work as well on mahogany?

Asked on 01/29/2013 by Undisclosed

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I can't speak for teak, but I used D1 on all the solid as well as mahogany ply and it worked great. Soaked it up nicely, but I was still able to build a nice finish after 3 coats.

Answered on 01/30/2013 by MICHAEL ROSSO
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PROBABLY, ALTHOUGH IT MIGHT BE DARKER THAN IT IS NOW, TRY DOING A SMALL SPOT ON THE EDGE AT THE BOTTOM WITH PART ONE IF IT DARKENS TO MUCH JUST USE PART TWO

Answered on 01/29/2013 by GEORGE H STAEHLING JR

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I have used it on mahogany (exterior of boat) and it works well.

Answered on 01/29/2013 by JONATHAN BARKER

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I don't know as I have never used it on mahogany, only on white cedar where it performs very well. Regards, Bill

Answered on 01/29/2013 by WILLIAM MORRISSEY

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"I used D1 only on sitka spruce mast, boom, and yard as well as the mahogany centerboard and rudder on my skiff. I've only used it one partial season but it seems to be holding up well. I chose Deks for these parts because I can sand and refinish in one day when I need to. Tha

Answered on 01/30/2013 by RICHARD LLOYD

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Yes, works very well on Mahogany. We have D1 on all our Mahogany bathroom floors. Some now over 30 years old that, when re-newed every several years, look as good as they did when new. We have recently installed 3 more bathroom floors in our new addition and have used the "new" version of Deks Olje. While I don't like it as much as the old version, it does work just as well. We apply at least 3 coats of D1 for a pleasant matte finish. Hope this helps......Robert

Answered on 01/30/2013 by ROBERT ADAM

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I used D1 only on sitka spruce mast, boom, and yard as well as the mahogany centerboard and rudder on my skiff. I've only used it one partial season but it seems to be holding up well. I chose Deks for these parts because I can sand and refinish in one day when I need to. That way I'll be less likely to put off the work to the end of the season.

Answered on 01/29/2013 by RICHARD LLOYD
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would this work on yellow pine in the bed of a 49 GMC pickup. I am replacing the old wood with new yellow pine but want to treat it first before istallation?

Asked on 07/30/2012 by Jack K

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Yes, it would be the very best treatment for bare wood exposed to the elements that you can get. Start with DO#1 and follow the instructions - basically, soaking the hell out of the wood till it won't take no more - then when it's dry enough, use DO#2 varnish for a finish - it goes on like regular varnish, but is more flexible and durable than spar varnish. I have been using this stuff all my life, and nothing treats wood better for outdoor exposure.

Answered on 08/02/2012 by ROBERT GAFFNEY
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It would probably work just fine. I bought this for finishing a teak table that survived a fire. (no fake 'shiny' finish-the kind that Watco creates, just the lustre that is supposed to be what good teak looks like). Also bought used pine(stained) wood furniture that looked like it had been sitting out in the yard for months. I applied the Deks Olje after a light sanding and the furniture looks brand new. Resists water and cleans up with a damp rag. We now call this the MAGIC OIL at our house, it makes whatever you put it on look great and able to just use it without worrying about damaging the finish.

Answered on 08/02/2012 by JENNY WEST

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I've used D1 on clear pine with good results. Just makes it a little darker. No color change.

Answered on 10/29/2012 by MICHAEL ROSSO

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Besides using Deks Olje on the teak on my sailboat, I have successfully used it on a softwood plywood motor mount and on an ash sculling oar that are stored under cover. The Deks Olje finish on the sailboat teak that is covered has lasted for years, but the Deks Olje finish on the sailboat teak that is exposed to the sun and weather must be renewed monthly with a new coat.

Answered on 08/04/2012 by ROBERT BRUCE

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While I think the Deks would "work" in the situation you describe, I do not necessarily think it is a good choice for the following reasons: 1) I wonder if the Deks would not make the yellow pine turn somewhat orange. Of course, you could try this on a scrap piece and get an answer. 2) Deks absorbs into the wood to protect, and does a great job of that, but does not form a hard surface that can stand a lot of wear and abrasion such as you might get in the bed of a pickup. 3) Deks is at its' best when it is recoated often ( before the season, even midseason in boating ) and that seems a bit impractical in this case. Hope this is of some help. Capt. G

Answered on 08/02/2012 by GLENN MARSHINO

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Hi JACK, I've never tried Deks Olje on yellow pine. We have southern yellow pine here Arkansas. You may want to use pressure treated yellow pine or vertical grain old growth fir. Deks olje works well on fir and most of the exotic woods. Hope this was helpful AMOS

Answered on 08/02/2012 by AMOS HALL

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It is a penetrating oil and I don't see why it wouldn't work on pine, although that is a softer wood than teak. It would possibly take more coats (teak took originally 3 to 6 coats of #1. The #2 is a high gloss finish which you may not need. It is affected by the sun and would probably require a new coat every year, but it is easy to apply.

Answered on 08/02/2012 by RON MILLER
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I have a 14 ft. Whitehall with lapstrake planks of Port Orford Cedar (or Lawson's Cypress). Years ago, I oiled it with Deks Olje #1 and it looked great. Worked well for a while but then I noticed it seemed to be collected dust and dirt from the city air. It was used near a freeway. Eventually scraped it all off (it got gummy) and went to varnish. Now I have it out in much cleaner air. The varnish needs either re-doing or eliminating. I am thinking of going back to the Deks Olje. If it starts to collect dirt, can it be washed with soap and then re-oiled once it is dry? They say sanding is not necessary. True? John K.

Asked on 05/08/2012 by Undisclosed

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John, I have used Deks Olje for 20 years on the teak brightwork of my 19' Quickstep. I really like the product. I have never sanded before recoating, altho I occasionally use a lttle steel wool on very weathered areas. I wash it with soap during the season, and do not notice any ill effect. Before recoating each spring, I generally wash with soap, then lightly wipe with mineral spirits before recoating. Hope this helps. Capt. G

Answered on 05/08/2012 by GLENN MARSHINO
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I have applied a number of additional coats of Deks Olje #1 after the original coat had set up for over a day. It did not appear to prevent it from absorbing into the wood. This is my first time to use the product but it has made my teakwood furniture look great!

Answered on 05/08/2012 by GARY GIROSKI

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I can't be of any help at this time. We just used this product over the weekend and the chairs are still in the garage drying. Sorry I couldn't give an answer to this inquiry. Barb

Answered on 05/08/2012 by BARBARA PEDLAR

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I've used deks olje for years and found annual applications with light use of steel wool & cleaning spirits before applying deks olje. You may have applied too much --- wipe excess after it has soaked. You will have remove all the varnish though.

Answered on 05/08/2012 by AMOS HALL

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John, My 12 year old 19' skiff has 12' side bench seats made from white cedar that I have applied Deks Olje each year after sanding to bare wood. Yes, the seats collected dirt from fall-out and I did scrub them througout the season. Althouth the boat is covered in the winter, by spring the seats look weathered. I have tried to recoat without sanding. I have never considered varnish as I enter and leave the boat by steping on the seats and I don't want to slip. Also, varnish tends to peal aand gets ugly water marks. Whereas the Deks Ojle holds up well for a season. Regards, Bill

Answered on 05/08/2012 by WILLIAM MORRISSEY

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Its a great product. Wash it frequently. Oil when needed. I found no other product that gives the results of Deks Olje 1. Captain Joe

Answered on 05/08/2012 by JOSEPH OLDAK
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Would DEKS OLJE D1 and D2 be a good product on mahogany?

Asked on 03/04/2018 by Rick from MD

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It would work on mahogany. They are designed more so for the oily hardwoods, and mahogany is one.

Answered on 05/22/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I have used D1 for years. I think it is a great product. Protects well. When you feel it needs a touch up use a scrubbie to clean and apply a new coat at the same time. Good on mahogony. Never used D2. So no opinion on the gloss version. Best. Robert

Answered on 03/04/2018 by gypsysailor1

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Sent from my iPhone Yes, it would bring out the grain and color beautifully. 

Answered on 03/04/2018 by vandemoer

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It works beautifully on teak I would think it would work just as well on mahogany.  Sent from my iPhone

Answered on 03/05/2018 by leolongenecker

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Oh god yes it is. If exposed to sun, The number 2 will take on a reddish darkening, but it only makes it richer color. The first year you put it on, do not try sanding between D2 coats, it will just gum up the paper and not look good. You have to give it a month of curing before you can sand it. Just apply your coats once a day until you get your 3rd or 4th coat on. Clean real well between coats, but again do not try and sand it. It remains soft so you can apply day after day. If it is not perfectly as smooth as you want it. Then you wait at least a month before sanding. Considering the amount of fussing you will never have do, or worry over Deks like you do with any of the others, it is well worth it. Then when you get to re applying the D2 once a year, it will sand very well and you can virtually take it nearly all off. if you hit grain, no worries, touch up with D1 and let it set for the week and then re-apply your D2. And you will have that beautiful smooth finish. If you happen to gouge down to wood during the year, you do not have to freak out like you do with other varnishes ether. you can just clean up the area, a little D1 and then D2 and just let it be until your normal maintenance cycle comes along. I have used the stuff since 1985, best product EVER.

Answered on 07/31/2018 by Merl
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How does deks olje hold up in the severe heat and sun of Texas?

Asked on 06/07/2014 by Undisclosed

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I've used this product on various woods for about 30 years in Oklahoma and have had excellent results. I do keep the boats under cover during the week, but it gets plenty of sun on weekends. I currently have it on teak decking, rub rails and seats on a 24' wooden outboard. I generally give it a fresh coat every year or so, but its quick and easy to apply - no sanding, just wash the dirt out.

Answered on 06/09/2014 by JOHN KERR
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no idea. My guess is that like any other polyurethane, over time, it will crack and peel.

Answered on 06/07/2014 by DUNCAN BROWN

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Don't know, I live in Connecticut. Regards, Bill

Answered on 06/07/2014 by WILLIAM MORRISSEY

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It holds up very well in the same conditions here in the Central Valley of California, however it is best to shield from the sun as much as possible as it does deteriorate eventually. I don't think the heat bothers it as much as UV does. However, it is very easy to rejuvenate with a quick wet sand and another coat. It definitely hold up better that my slip neighbor's varnish.

Answered on 06/09/2014 by JONATHAN BARKER

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Not sure about Texas, but; In the San Francisco Bay we would do a coat of #2 about once a year. In the Sea of Cortez We re-coated about once every six months.

Answered on 06/07/2014 by GREG DELEZYNSKI
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I plan to use Deks Olje on the inside of an open rowing dinghy. The planking, cedar, already has some linseed oil on it. Will Deks Olje be compatible with the few coats of linseed oil already on the inside of my cedar, lapstrake (copper rivets) dinghy?

Asked on 12/16/2013 by Craig Humphrey

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Thanks, David. If I have to sand or use cleaner, I'll go with the cleaner. The dinghy is copper riveted.

Answered on 12/18/2013 by Craig Humphrey
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I have used Deks Olje 1 on teak veneer that has had boiled linseed oil on it and have had good results. I would lightly sand the surfaces you want to coat and apply number 1 only. Number 2 can get slick and wouldn't be a good surface to walk on. I used number one on solid raw teak and put anywhere from 3 to 7 coats depending on how weathered the material was to start with. I finished up with 6 coats of the number 2 except on walking surfaces that I only used number 1. The stuff looks great and wears well. The sun does a number on it and you might have to reapply yearly to keep up the appearance and protection depending on exposure to direct sunlight. I like this product.

Answered on 12/16/2013 by MICHAEL BERG

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Graig, I'm not sure. Would be best to contact Deks Olje. Regards, Bill

Answered on 12/16/2013 by WILLIAM MORRISSEY

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I believe it would as long as the oil finish is not too "skimmed" over and you're not looking for a high gloss -- I put D.O. over a faded pine tar/linseed oil finish on the oak thwarts and spruce deck of a small ketch -- the DO soaked in fine without sanding, and left a satin oil coat with the darkness of the former tar/oil beneath but without the tackiness of the tar. You might experiment with sanding or using the Deck Cleaner to get the look you want with the DO. I love the stuff.

Answered on 12/17/2013 by DAVID COOPER

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If it's just a little linseed I would not worry about it. But if the wood is sealed, then the Deks Olje may not be able to penetrate and you will not get full benefit of the material. In that case you should probably sand before application.

Answered on 12/16/2013 by JONATHAN BARKER
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Looking to restore dark reddish color to teak that has been weathered gray. Will this or any other product do that?

Asked on 07/01/2013 by Chris Manthey

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Weathered gray will be black under any finish other than paint. Best look if you sand the wood to its natural color.

Answered on 12/13/2020 by Don
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I love this product and its ability to bring out the natural color of my teak. I use a thinned with acetone (50/50) first coat before using it full strength. -dennis

Answered on 07/01/2013 by DENNIS WEEKS

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teak cleaner and brush can remove grey weathering, and restore teak color. If no other finish is on wood, use Deks 1 full strength as directed- back to back wet on wet coats till saturation. days later, lay 1 coat olje 2 on.

Answered on 07/17/2013 by PETER SPANN

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Although this product will darken the finish; it or any other finish alone will not restore the full reddish color alone. - you need to sand and clean the teak first, probably with a wood bleach.

Answered on 07/01/2013 by JONATHAN BARKER

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Sorry, I don't know. My use for Deks Olje was on African Mahogany floors in a new house.

Answered on 07/01/2013 by ROBERT ADAM
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Can I use this product on oak that has been stained?

Asked on 05/03/2015 by Donald Savage

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As long as it was not coated with varnish or some other kind of top coat I think you could. But, I'd recommend you contact DEKS direct. I did with questions for my application and they were very good about promptly answering with good information.

Answered on 05/04/2015 by STEVE ZALESKI
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There is a two step product that draws oil out of teak that might work for stain. Desk Olje is a penetrating oil and may or may not penetrate the stain.

Answered on 05/03/2015 by RON MILLER

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We have only used it on unstained teak, so I'm not sure what kind of results you will get on oak. We have tried every product under the sun on our teak and this one is about the same as the last one we used. We live in the northwest and in the winter the topside is about as wet as the bottom. And we are still looking for something that will hold up to our winters.

Answered on 05/03/2015 by NORM PHILLIPS

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I wouldnt. This stuff needs to soak into the wood to be effective. Most stains will seal your wood to some extent so I would advise against it.

Answered on 05/03/2015 by MICHAEL ROSSO
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