October 22, 2018
As with the cleaner, this is the fourth product I have used on the teak deck in my cockpit. It went on easily and while a bit messy was easily cleaned up. I am happy with the finish. The real test will be how long it lasts. Previous products has not made it past three months. This one says to apply annually. If it lasts even close to a year it would be a grand slam. I will be happy with anything beyond six months.
March 28, 2019
Rehabbing a 1970 58 Foot Trumpy. The aft teak deck was pretty dirty but not worn out. Cleaned, cleaned it again, did some bleaching then gave it a light sanding. Applied one coat of Teak-O-Bello. They direct you to apply two, I think to get rid of the shading variations. Ran out of product so did not get a chance to do 2nd coat as directed. (30 minutes after the 1st coat) I am hoping that a second coat applied 2 weeks later will come out OK. This product seems great for a semi-protected (indoor) deck. I'm not sure how it will work on exterior teak decks at this point.
March 16, 2019
I finally got some time to work on the teak interior of my Pearson 27 last week. I shook well and opened the container and poured a thin, very darkly stained liquid on the applicating cloth. The cloth immediately turned a very dark brown. The whole interior of my boat is a slightly dark, honey color that I really like. Maybe it won't darken the surface very much, so I'll try a panel in the aft cabin that is over the engine compartment. It applied nicely, covered well and was dry when I returned in 30 minutes for the 2nd coat. When I came by the next morning, if found that the dark stain indeed turned my honey teak quite dark. The resulting finish was very even and extremely flat … dusty wood flat. I can deal with the flat, but the color is not how I like my teak to look. Is this finish available in a clear? Any thoughts to getting a soft gloss to it?