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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!
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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.
I am plan to use Sikkens Centol Cetol on teak, is there an additional sealer I can use after wards to help prevent UV damage. the project I am doing is a really pain to sand and not looking forward to doing this again in 1 year. thanks
That is the nature of most one part varnishes. The best way to get a long lasting finish is to apply many coats. The outer coat will get degraded by UV so it is not uncommon for most one-part finishes to require an annual maintenance coat. Fortunately Cetol is easy to maintain and re coat as needed.
which Sikkens Cetol is the darkest color?cetol marine Natural teak, cetol marine, cetol marine gloss
Natural teak is darker. I use Marine on my signs because it is nearly clearand doesnt obstruct my inlays. Thos is what the marine looks like oncypress.
After applying with a brush, do I wipe of the excess like a stain or just put it on like a paint?
I've only used Sikkens Cetol once or twice. I just brushed it on and let it dry as if it were varnish. I think I only used 1 coat, and it's been fine for years.
Do not wipe off. If you want a smoother finish sand lightly with a 330 gritsanding sponge between coats. But if you do, make sure you add anadditional coat without sanding it.
Apply like paint
This is a thicker material like a paint, you will want to apply a thin even coat. Try and avoid pooling, if the product is applied too thin it will not level or coat as well as it can, but if it is too thick it may take longer to cure, and can have a gummy feel for a while.
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Can Cetol Marine be used on Sapele Mahogany that has had several coats of tung oil applied? if so, what is the recommended procedure. If not, what would you recommend for the finish? Thank you.
No reason not to put it on mahogany but I would strip all previous sealerssuch as tung oil 1st. Start with bare wood.
I have no idea. Jamestown offers a fantastic help resource, an incredible group of tech folks.Your question is way to technical for you to rely on JD customers for scientifically sound advice.
I like Cetol Marine vey much, but I have only used it on new wood. How about trying Deksolye Gloss?
Cetol Marine can absolutely be applied to Sapele. You may want to wipe the surface with acetone to help remove any extra tung oil. Some of these coatings will not bond to the oily surface. Cetol Marine will have a little bit of an orange/mandarin opacity that will hide the grain if you build up too many coats over time as well. Wood finishes like this have a color tint in them that looks nice, but can eventually hide much of the natural wood look with too many coats and sun exposure. Annual maintenance coats are super easy for this product.
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I have applied 3 coats of Cetol Marine Natural Teak and am going to add 3 coats of Cetol Marine Gloss. I finished my 3 coats of Natural Teak a week ago, and we have had a solid week of rain since then. Coats were dried enough before the rain and still look great. My question is what should I use now to wipe everything down before applying the Gloss. Mineral Sprites, Acetone, Xylene, just a tack rag or something else?
I only applied the three coats. I never added a gloss coat. My ski platform has held up great no sign of wear for two years
Haven't had this situation, but, according to a AkzoNobel tech I spoke with, it is super important to have no moisture between layers. I would probably stick with the tack cloth.Good luck. Bet it will look great.
Interlux recommends to clean the surface thoroughly with a detergent cleaner, rinsing afterwards with fresh water, and allow to dry thoroughly. Solvents should not be needed, and depending on which one is used, may do damage to the previous coats.
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Is there a common over the counter brush cleaning product for Cetol brushes that I can use of a very small job? Hate to spend a lot to wash one brush.Thanks for your advice.John
John,I simply use a "paint thinner" ( basically mineral spirits) to clean the brush. I have a gallon "waste solvent" can and funnel. In a very small can or jar, I put a shot full of clean solvent / slosh the brush around and dump the solvent until the brush is clean. I do this about 4 times.You will only create a little bit of waste. If you use good brushes, it is what you will do. I place the cover back on the gallon waste pail until next time. When I fill the gallon pail I have a number of ways to properly dispose of it.
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I used paint thinner or whatever from WalMart.
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Thank you, Barry. Very helpful!!John
Can Cetol be applied over teak previously finished with teak oil or must all the oil finish be sanded off?
Thanks Gary. ----Nate
If you're just looking to preserve the wood the Cetol works great. I've been going over old teak for years after light sanding . Caution though if you're looking for it to look its best , then sanding it down and redoing it is obviously the way to go.
The bright work on our C&C Landfall 35 was finished with Cetol when we bought the boat in 2012. I do not know what it was finished with prior to the Cetol. Probably multiple finishes because it was built in 1983. I used a scraper and then lightly sanded it before I applied three coats of Cetol. We sold the boat immediately after I applied the Cetol. The boat is still in our marina and remains looking great.
how long can you keep Cetol Marine?
We are still using a can that is a couple of years old. There seems to be no problem with it at this point.
EILEEN A RICHARD
I have about 150 sq ft and want 3 coats...........how many gallons?
You will get about 90 sq ft per quart, to do 3 coats (450 sq ft) it would be 5 quarts.
How do I figure out how much I will need? Applying on bright work in my cockpit- beach slats, floor boards, combing and handrails. My husband wants to buy a gallon but I think quarts may be easier to deal with even though more expensive in the long run....
I bought 2qts. for my project. I applied 3 coats of Cetol after stripping and sanding the companion way hatch and trim, 2 dorade boxes, cabin roof hand rails, and cap rail that ran completely around the hull deck joint of a C&C Landfall 35' sailboat. I used a total of one qt. I find that an open can of Cetol does not store well after it has been exposed to the air. A basic rule of thumb is to multiply the width times the length of the area to be finished and convert it to square feet. One qt. covers about 85 square feet. The finish has held up well.
You probably need a gallon anyway so don't have waste your time with quarts.
If the wood is somewhat dry it will be good to go ahead with a gallon since this will get soaked up quickly by dry wood. The shelf life is good even after opening so any leftovers should be useable.
Not a varnished finish, but TOUGH
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.
St. Helens, Oregon
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
Easy to use, no bubbles, smells like butterscotch
Warren River, RI
another purchase of this great product
minimal brush marks
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.
Great product, been using it for years
I use this product on the teak on my boat. It is easy to apply and lasts longer than varnish
North Canton ,Ohio
I will buy this product again.
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.
wonderful color, you'll like it
Easy to apply. The color is wonderful. Makes teak look great. Covers well.
Canyon Lake, TX
use for outdoor kitchen?
works fine on boat brightwork so should work well in any wet, outdoor enviornment
Excellent Product Line
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.