Sikkens Cetol Marine Gloss is a durable, clear gloss, UV-stable, protective wood finish developed as a topcoat for Cetol Marine, Cetol Marine Light and Cetol Marine Natural Teak. It includes next-generation UV-absorbers for maxiumum UV protection. Provides a natural, varnished wet-look with depth. The high-gloss finish is durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean.
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Cetol Marine Gloss provides a high gloss, hard wearing, UV-stable, easy-to-clean finish. It can be used where a gloss appearance is preferred on top of Cetol Marine, Cetol Marine Light and Cetol Marine Natural Teak. Do not use on decks.
Other Cetol Marine products: Cetol Marine Light, Cetol Marine Natural Teak, and original Cetol Marine.
The technical advice is not to use gloss on decks. Does anyone know just how slippery that would be, if wet?
I would think very slippery, to the point of being unsafe.
I would worry of putting down any glossy paint on a deck surface for fear of slipping but I would also be very concerned on how well the cetol gloss would hold up under foot traffic. I is not as hard of a surface as varnish.
I've used the gloss for a few years on our bridge deck. It is 2" wide teak strips with caulking in between. The caulking is not flush with the teak (a little recessed or proud). I've found footing okay with good boat shoes when the deck is wet.
It would be very slippery also it would wear out in no time.The product looks good when applied (3 coats) but you really need to reapply every 3 months.
Literally hundreds of thousands of watercraft, from dinghies to very large vessels, are and have been finished bright over centuries, including virtually all US-built wood boats.Why? Bright is beautiful and anything by dangerous, no matter the brand.
I just read that the top gloss coat does not have uv protection. Is that true?
Interlux's painting prochure states" Cetol Marine gloss provides a high gloss, hard wearing, UV protection and an easy clean finish". However, they also state that Marine Glss should be applied only in conjunction with, Marine, Marine light or Marine natural teak.
The product description describes the UV resistant properties it has. We are on our third year using it over the Cetol natural teak product and it has held up very well.
Gloss has UV absorbents. From the Cetol webpage: "Cetol Marine Gloss with WaveÂ’Â¢?Â¥Ã‹_ UV-absorbing technology is a durable clear gloss protective wood finish, developed as a topcoat for Cetol Marine, Cetol Marine Light and Cetol Marine Natural Teak. Next Wave technology is the next generation of Cetol Marine from Sikkens with a unique UV-absorbing package, which is specialty resins and advanced UV absorbers that provide greater protection, durability and longevity. Cetol Marine Gloss provides a high gloss, hard wearing, UV protection and an easy to clean finish. It can be used where a gloss appearance is preferred on top of Cetol Marine, Cetol Marine Light and Cetol Marine Natural Teak. Do not use on decks"
I think that is true. You might check with their tech support or Jamestown's people. I've had good experiences with all of them.
My use was different...I applied the teak stain to 100 ft. of cedar privacy fencing. I also treated the wood with the gloss. After 2 1/2 years it still looks new. My deck has 6x6 cedar posts that has the same stain, but no gloss. I have had to touch up the posts annually. I can't technically say that it was UV damage allowing the stain to fade, but I will always add the gloss in the future.
If I have a smooth finish of Sikken Gloss, should I still sand to roughen the surface as directed?
Yes, but very lightly. At least 240 grit or higher.
Best to rough the surface at a minimum using a 3M scratch pad. The gloss coat will adhere better. If there are any dark spots, it indicates water trapped beneath the gloss coat or worse, under the base Sikkens coats. Best to get the sandpaper out and fix it.
For annual re-coating, I have always done a light sanding. I've had good luck with a green Scotch_Brite pad, followed by a wipe down with the recommended solvent.
Follow the directions. A light sanding provides the surface with some "tooth" and helps the re-coat adhere better. It isn't that much work and the results are pleasing.
can I apply over existing varnish ?
the gloss doesn't provide any UV protection. I used the Cetol marine light on a couple of picnic tables. I scraped and sanded as much as I could then applied three coats of Cetol. It covered the old varnish without any issues. It has held up well for three years now.
yes, just make sure you lightly sand the wood and tack
Is Sikkens Cetol less apt to sag on vertical surfaces than varnish?
I used Cetol to finish two Adirondack chairs, and there was no running or sagging. These chairs are on an outdoor patio and the finish looks great after at least three years! Love this product. I also used it to finish a West Greenland kayak paddle that I carved and it was just as easy to use and protects the wood. I recommend a few light coats. No sanding required between coats. Brush it on evenly and smooth it out.
I have used it on vertical surfaces on the teak on my sailboat without an issue but don't know how it compares to varnish.
ARTHUR LAROCHE III
Cetol is very much less likely to sag than varnish. It is very easy to apply and maintain.
About the same . Maybe a little less depending on temperature and any thinning.
I used sikkens cetol on all the vertical surfaces of my 3870. It does not run. Also was very easy to get a very even coat. I did to coats with a very light sanding inbetwen. Both went on great with a very even color constiency. Second coat was lightly sanded and the the satin cetol UV clear coat was applied over the entire surface. Perfect results. I used this product on the transom top caps also. It has held up for 4 years now in the Nevada sun. Great product, I would use it again.
FRANK VON SLOMSKI
I did not sag like varnish on vertical surfaces. Even on the underside of rails I had no drip/sag issues.
I found it to easily apply the Sikkens product without "sags" at a temperature of about 70-80 deg FWhether it is better than varnish depends on which varnish and how much it is thinned.I have used the Sikens products for over 15 years and have at times done A-B comparisons (one side of the boat and the other) with different varnishes...overall I like the Cetol better...no sanding..lasts two seasons (I am in New Jersey)...easy to refreshFranz
what is the recommended procedure (sanding between coats, sandpaper grit, number of coats etc) to apply cetol natural teak followed by topcoat of cetol gloss on new clean teak?
You do not have to sand between coats. But if you do use 100 grit sand paper and only sand lightly. If sanding between coats you may want to apply 4 coats instead of only 3.
what thinner can I use with the Cetol gloss?
since cetol gloss is a final top coat I would not think a thinner is needed.
what is the drying time of Cetol marine? would you use on the sides of a wood boat above the waterline but exposed to heavy wetting?
The drying time can vary based on conditions, however, on a dry day, I recall it took about an hour or two. A bit of advice: don't apply it late in the day if there is a chance of over night dew, it will make the finish cloudy. The Sikkens tech people are very good about answering questions
I would leave at least 12 hours for drying. Also I would haul the boat, if at all practical, if there was a chance of water on the fresh sikkens
Cetol Marine dries in less than 2 hours but I waited 24 hours to sand and apply the next coat. I did 4 coats on rear deck railings, my first use of Cetol. I do not see why you could not use on the sides but I did not use mine on those areas so I would contact Cetol help line for further information
The dry to touch time can vary with conditions, about 90 min. to the typical 2 and a half hours at normal conditions. The recoat time is 24 hours and the product will be fully cured at 5 to 7 days or light use in 2 to 3 days.The topside application should be fine, just do a fresh water rinse after use to help retain the gloss.Hope this is of use, I've had great success with Cetol Gloss and Cetol Light, hope you can enjoy the same results
I have been using Cetol for many years, it is great on bare wood. I am disappointed with my last application, last spring I used it on Mohogany covering boards, using the system as described, the sun destroyed the finish within 2 months.
CAPT. DON SAMPSON
as a maintenance coatÂ’Â¢?_can I apply cetol natural teak over the gloss?
Bob Last Name
Yes. However I lightly sand and wipe down the area before I touch up. Works great. Really stands up to our Southern Climate sun. I love the stuff. Most people in the Barbour think I spend hours varnishing and polishing. I don't, just regular routine maintenance.
We have never tried that, we apply two coats to the most exposed areas2 using the gloss each year.
I think in general the gloss is meant to be the final coating of cetol. When I refinish the teak on my Pacific Seacraft Dana I use three coats of the natural teak and then two to three coats of the gloss with an annual coat of the gloss for maintenance. Not sure why you would want to cover your gloss with the natural teak product.
ARTHUR LAROCHE III
The chemistry will work if a sanding prep is followed. If you have the wood tone (color) where you want it, the maintenance coat should be the gloss. Adding layers of natural or the other base coats on top of the gloss buildup can lead to a less bright appearance.In our yard we considered three thin coats of base and three gloss to be optimum. With an annual refreshing of two or three thin coats of gloss each spring. The variable was the service the vessel will see, Those that took the ditch south and remained in service all year required more coats, those hauled and stored for the winter got the two coats. I never got anything but compliments.Hope this helps, Enjoy the water!
I'm not sure
Can the Sikkens Marine Gloss be used over other Sikkens wood stains besides the Marine stain?
Yes. I've used over the Lite. No problems.
I don't know but contact this guy. He's the US tech guy for Cetol. He's very helpful.Johnny TolbertTechnical Service RepresentativeYacht - N.A.Phone: +1-908-964-2346Fax: +1-908-686-8545
Our winter project is to strip the sailboat Teak and refinish it... Using Cetol Teak Natural along with Cetol Gloss Topcoat. The results are beyond expectations! Can't wait to see all the wood back on the boat in the spring!
Recommended by a Friend
Recommended by a Friend for use over Gold Leaf. Found it very easy to use, very durable and doesn't alter the appearance of the Gild in any manner!
Tried and True
Used to refinish the interior cherry on my trawler. Good choice when you don't want a high gloss finish
Beautiful and durable finish
Great finish, will order again.
great product, easy to apply. Looks great. Makes the teak stand out.
Canyon Lake, TX
Excellent Product, Superior to Varnish
We used this on a seriously sanded fir deck rail cap around our decks on our home. We sanded the rails extensively to get them flat and smooth. This reduces the amount of materials needed to coat the wood. Sanding makes the wood take up less product for complete coating. The appearance is outstanding, and the UV protection is something we hope will keep this material from degrading too rapidly, as the rails are exposed to sun most of the day on sunny days, and are fully exposed to rain all year. Will try to update this review after winter to advise of condition of rails. The overall appearance is very shiny and golden with an undercoating of 3 coats of the Cetol Marine satin or Marine Light. Just follow their instructions to the letter, and you will get great results.
It goes on easy, makes your bright work look amazing, and holds up well against the Florida sun.