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Deks Olje is a two step wood finishing system that is much easier to apply and maintain than traditional varnish. D1 is applied first. Deks Olje D1 is a specially formulated penetrating oil that soaks deep into teak and other marine wood grain, producing a rich transparent matte finish. The oil helps strengthen wood against the deteriorating effects of sun, salt, wind, and foot traffic for increased durability. If you desire a matte finish similar to rubbed Tung oil, D1 is the only step necessary.
If you wish to continue to a high gloss finish, apply D2 over the D1. Deks Olje D2 is very easy to apply, and produces a hard, flexible gloss coating that doesn't chip or peel like varnish. Fully cured, D2 is slightly softer than traditional varnish but very easily maintained. You may blend seamless touchups to high wear areas with D2.
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Deks Olje penetrates wood, rather than simply coating the surface. It has no UV inhibitors, meaning it is a true clear finish that enhances the true beauty of wood underneath. The penetrating oil naturally strengthens wood fiber and prevents weathering degradation. For best results, first clean wood with Owatrol Wood Deck Cleaner.
Matte Finish Apply D1 to new or cleaned wood. D1 may also be overcoated with any other type of varnish. D1 is the first step continuing on with D2 high gloss application.
Satin Gloss Finish After first applying D1, apply two final coats of blended D1 & D2, 50:50 mix.
High Gloss Finish After first applying D1, finish with six coats of D2.
Why Deks Olje products are a favorite for JD customers:
Good product coverage, a little goes a long way
Easy application. Simply saturate wood with D1 then follow with D2
Simple Application tools : Brush or Roller. No need to use high end brushes required in fine varnish jobs
Forgiving Application temperature range : +41°F to +95°F
Drying time: 24 hr
Setting up time before use : 3 days
Easy Clean-up : Mineral-Spirits
Years of service with no stripping back to bare wood. Even if wood is badly neglected, cleaning and reapplication will restore original brightness.
Penetrating oils go deep. Water cannot get beneath surface. This means Deks Olje weathers but does not lift like varnish.
Easy seasonal touch-ups.
You don't have to be a professional applicator to get pro results
Ideal uses for Deks Olje D1 Penetrating Matte Finish
Excellent primer for traditional coatings both above and below the waterline.
Ideal uses for Deks Olje D2 Gloss Finish
Hardwoods and Exotic hardwoods - Teak, Ipe, Mahogany, Iroko, Bangkirai...
New or weathered wood.
Exterior use - Rubbing Strakes, Handrails, Wheel houses, booms, masts...
Interior use - Furniture, Seating, bulkheads...
Horizontal & Vertical surfaces
Optimised for thick, dense, oily and difficult to impregnate woods.
Drives out moisture and air by penetrating deep into pores.
Protects against humidity and its effects.
Transparent - maintains the woods natural appearance.
Natural matt sheen finish (For a gloss finish topcoat with DEKS OLJE D.2).
Non film forming - No peeling, No flaking.
Easy maintenance - No stripping or sanding.
Can be applied above and below the water line.
Flexible film that does not craze, peel or flake.
High gloss finish.
Highly transparent varnish - enhances the natural beauty of the wood.
Long term protection.
No sanding between coats.
Easy repair, no stripping.
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Would DEKS OLJE D1 and D2 be a good product on mahogany?
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
Sent from my iPhoneYes, it would bring out the grain and color beautifully.
It works beautifully on teak I would think it would work just as well on mahogany. Sent from my iPhone
It would work on mahogany. They are designed more so for the oily hardwoods, and mahogany is one.
JD Tech Associate
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.
where can i buy desk olje in sarasota fl.?
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
I buy it online.
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
I don't know I'm in Ca but buy it it's best product
Maybe West Marine. I thought I saw there
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.
I have no idea. i would order it from Jamestown Distributors.
Can I use this product on oak that has been stained?
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.
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.
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.
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.
hey can i use this oil on my counter top in my kitchen.?
Number 2 is just like Varnish so I don't see why not... It's very durable
It is not a hard finish. I would not recommend it for a kitchen counter.
MICHAEL RIEDER DMD
You can but you will then also need to use part 2 to seal it.
CAN IT BE PURCHASED IN TUCSON?
I had purchased it locally (Albany, NY) several years ago, but only place I can find it now is mail-order here.
The only place I was able to obtain this product was through Jamestown Distributers. Have used this for years on our teak and it was discontinued for some reason at all the Marine supply stores. I was relieved to find it along with D2 at Jamestown Distributors.
How does deks olje hold up in the severe heat and sun of Texas?
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.
no idea. My guess is that like any other polyurethane, over time, it will crack and peel.
Don't know, I live in Connecticut.Regards, Bill
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.
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.
We recently applied Deks Olje 1 to our teakwood patio furniture recently...thinking it was a clear finish, and would dry to our normal light teakwood finish. It has taken on more of a redwood finish than we would have liked. Is there anything that can be done, short of stripping and sanding to get back to our original light finish? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
pressure wash followed by light sanding is the fastest way to prep the wood.
I always use a water-based paint remover to remove a teak finish. Then, follow-up with some 80-grit sand paper in a dual-action sander. Removing Deks Olje 1 is much easier and quicker than removing Deks Olje 2. Mine lasts for two years or so, but I have 2 60+ pound dogs not wearing deck shows, so their claws wear it quicker... Ron
Sorry, I cannot help. I have only used on white cedar.Regards, Bill
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?
Thanks, David. If I have to sand or use cleaner, I'll go with the cleaner. The dinghy is copper riveted.
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.
Graig,I'm not sure. Would be best to contact Deks Olje.Regards, Bill
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.
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.
For exterior teak on a sailboat, how would you compare the performance of Deks Olje and TotalBoat?
I would not use Deks Ole on teak. I don't think I would use it again actually. It is a nice finish but it does not hold up to harsh outdoor conditions, but there's not been anything else I've found to work either. Proper application of Deks is very labor intensive too. Read the directions.
I don't know.Bill
I have never used Totalboat. I've never heard of it. I really do like Deks Olje though. I used both 1 & 2 and followed the instructions. My boat is in a covered slip most of the time. Looks and wears great. Easy to maintain and repair scratches.
Looking to restore dark reddish color to teak that has been weathered gray. Will this or any other product do that?
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
teak cleaner and brush can remove grey weathering, and restore teak color. If no other finish is on wood, useDeks 1 full strength as directed- back to back wet on wet coats till saturation. days later, lay 1 coat olje 2on.
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.
Sorry, I don't know. My use for Deks Olje was on African Mahogany floors in a new house.
little known but proven good
I made a video of the application of this product on youtube " successful exterior door varnish".I recommend this product with an example standing 18 years
I have used this product for about 20 years.
I love this product !!!
Third or fourth time purchasing
I construct bamboo fly rods and immerse them in Deks Olje for at least a week. I believe this impregnates the bamboo giving long lasting protection.
NJ & Vermont
I would buy this product again .
I Have a teak bar & chairs in Florida which is on my dock that looked as if I should have trashed it . I followed the instructions on the can. It was time consuming because of it's condition to prepare but the application of the D1 & D2 was easy . Looks beautiful and the maintenance to keep it up with this product appears to be a breeze .
Cape Coral, Fl
For my teak trim
I would definitely buy agian
Teak dries out very quickly in the sun and salt air.this product shines and brings out the true luster of the teak wood with just a few coats
An awesome treatment for teak!
Extremely easy to apply and no need to wait between coats!
I have been buying this product for 30 plus years
I use this product on all my teak wood including my swim board ... It last all season in the sun and I lightly sand each year (8 month boating season ) and put on a couple of coats and I am good for another year. It has a real high gloss that lasts... Dislikes - the container is junk .... I transfer it to paint cans made in the USA that will re-seal. Do use #1 first to prep the wood before using #2
Simply the best treatment for your boat's teak!
Deks Olje contains no pigment so the natural color and markings of your teak are displayed magnificently. It's is Incredibly easy to use. Wet on wet and no sanding needed between coats.
I love this oil.My days of varnishing are over. I built a 16' wood Dory 12 years ago and this is all I use on any bright work which is floor boards, seats and rub rails. Goes on easy and fast. After awhile you won't need it every year case of build up.Great patina.This year I just wiped it lightly with a rag right out of can and ready to go.I like the satin for it goes with my boat.