Semco teak sealer waterproofs and protects teak. This durable protectant maintains a protective coating through winter, eliminating the need for deep cleaning. Semco teak wood sealant goes on easy, dries quickly, and provides a non-slip finish.
Keeping exposed teak looking its best is challenging. Varnishes aren't ideal as the natural oils in this wood can cause blistering or peeling. Most common teak protectants are solvent and linseed oil based, and oxidize over time. The oxidization of surface oils causes teak wood to appear weathered or gray.
Semco teak sealer contains UV protection and a mildewcide to eliminate these problems. It can also be used to seal other woods such as cedar, oak, and pine, though you will need to varnish over it on those woods to achieve a glossy finish.
Choose from three popular shades: Cleartone, Natural, and Goldtone.
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Many sealers promise to protect wood and repel water. Semco does it without the side effect of creating a slippery surface.
Withstands staining, weathering and discoloring up to a year.
Because the treatment is easily renewed and usually lasts a season, you won't have to endure tedious deep cleaning normally associated with teak restoration
Manufacturer coverage specifications: 1 gallon Coverage is approx 200 sq ft for 1st coat or 400 sq ft for the 2nd coat.
Cleartone contains no pigment, looks like oil, and is not as weather resistant as the other shades.
Natural imparts a golden-tan glow to the wood that resembles slightly weathered teak.
Goldtone produces the reddish-brown luster of teak that has been freshly sanded.
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I have used the Cleartone Semco Teak Sealer for 3 seasons and love it. I apply beginning and end of season. QUESTION: How should I clean the small areas of my aft toe rail where dirt has settled and left residue on the wood? I am reluctant to use the Semco Teak Cleaner on these insignificant areas. I don't want to take the wood back down to bare. Thanks.
Murphys Oil Soap and a green scrub pad. (And water!) Geoff
Here's what works for me: clean the teak with a little diluted (1:1) laundry detergent such as Tide. Clean using a soft green scouring pad. Rinse, and let dry. If needed repeat the cleaning before sealing.
hello, I recently purchased a 1989 Grand Banks 42. I use the boat in lake Superior which means 4 months of fresh water use in a minimal to moderate sun environment. Winter storage is outside with a custom made winter cover. I would like to put a teak sealer on the deck, once it is properly cleaned and prepared, with the folowing criteria for the sealer: maintains non skid properties, does not darken teak when applied, easy to re-apply, hopefully will last for the season with re-application required once annually, and will hold up to cold climate temperatures that can reach 20 below. which Semco sealer would be recommended?
Semco is a favorite product of mine. After using oil, varnish, Bristol finish, and other products I am using Semco. I have used their natural and gold tone varieties. I prefer the gold tone, because it adds a nice color to the teak. Our boat used to be in Minnesota, and I would apply a few coats once per year. We now live in North Carolina, and I am better off applying twice per year with all the sun, although it is not necessary. Excessive rubbing of a cover may remove some of the Semco in places. I am not certain that Semco is the best product for a deck where you are walking on it a lot. We have large toe rails that people sometimes step on, and the Semco can be removed by excessive foot traffic. We use the gold tone teak sealer most of the time.
I have a 600 Sq Ft of new (raw) cedar deck: How many quarts should I plan on needing for one coat?
Semco states that for the first coat, you should get about 200 sq ft per gallon of coverage (on teak wood and similar oily hardwoods). For the second coat that increases to roughly 400 sq ft per gallon. If you are only doing one coat you are probably looking at 3 gallons (or 12 quarts). If you are doing 2 coats Semco would recommend 4 gallons and 2 quarts (roughly). Please do not hesitate to reach out to Semco for specific questions.
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I refinished an antique trunk using teak oil. Not knowing better, I put it on the inside of the trunk too. I'm now afraid the oil will "seep" into anything stored in the trunk like fabric or paper. Is there something I can put over the teak oil to hold it in?
Wipe down the inside with acetone to clean any oil from the surface. Then you can apply a couple coats of varnish to seal it in.
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Is this product still available in honeymooners color?
It could be, we don't carry that color.
is this teak sealer clear? or colored?
CleartoneContains no pigment, looks like oil; not as weather resistant.
What is the difference between the clear and the natural teak sealants?
CleartoneContains no pigment, looks like oil; not as weather resistant.#2NaturalOur best seller for boats; gives wood the golden-tan glow of slightly weathered teak.
what is the different between the water-based SemcoNatural sealer or Clear sealer?
patricia patricia coury-doniger
Semco Teak Sealer is not a water based product.The clear doesn't contain pigments, the Natural has gold tone pigment.
Can I apply both a teak oil, then apply the sealer, or does the dealer alone do the trick? Thanks!
The sealer penetrates and seals the teak, it won't work over oil.
Can you apply sealant with a different color? For example, go from honeytone to goldtone?
Yes, I actually mixed the honeytone and gold tone 50/50 for quite a while, then switched to the goldtone.
I have used this product on my teak for years now !!
We have a 1963 Rybovich teak with fore deck & cockpit (motoryacht)..Now I use Clear Color on my new deck (about 10 years old now) when I had the older deck (god knows how old) I used a combo of natural & clear to enhance the color..if you really like color add some gold ..often people use gold & complain about too much color. Give it a day or two before you see true finish. Deck always looks like there is no product on it and never gets black and is not slippery..It is easy to put on with a rag like water. It can be re-coated immediately. Can be cleaned & re-coated mid year or just let it go to a light gray which is also nice ( My husband like grey & I tan so it is a good compromise through the season. I do sand each season to reduce the hard wood & prevent trapping water. I don't find it damaging the black caulking ..
Hampton Bays, NY
Yes I will be buying this again
Use outdoors, strong smell. But work great
Long Beach Ca
This product is the best teak sealler
I use Semco on all my exterior teak on my trawler, and I have a lot. I have been using Semco for the last 20 years and always will
Waist of time and money
We applied 3 coats front and back of a brand new unfinished Teak patio table & chairs looked great but didn't last the first time it was rained on it discolored the second rain black mold formed in several places after re-sanding we applied Teak oil has held up 100 times belter and was a lot cheaper.
Wesley Chapel FL
Clean teak well first
I would buy this product again.
Reppeals coal dust from the pier up wind of my boat. When using teak oil, it constantly needed cleaning. Other varnish like products covered up the grain of the wood and after a couple of years would need to be stripped with a scrapper.
agreeing with every other 5 star review
you get what you pay for...no doubt about it...worth every penny
punta gorda florida
used semco on aged weathered teak. sanded off gray and applied product. super penetrating action, seemed to be really thin, but after six months it continues to be very protective and water beads and rolls off.I would use this again.
boat work guy
texas gulf coast
I would buy again.
Like the results with two coats. Still may add another coat to retain color.
Good Teak Sealer for Outdoor Furniture
Product is fine and the shipping was quick -- i just wish the shipping and handling costs were less.