Sikkens Cetol Marine Natural Teak is a durable satin, translucent protective wood finish for use above the waterline on interior and exterior woods. Cetol Marine Natural Teak provides a flexible breathable finish along with weather protection for teak and other hard woods.
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Cetol Marine Natural Teak has a rich golden color that will enhance the natural beauty and grain of wood, offering the traditional classic look that every boat owner loves.
Cetol Marine Natural Teak is formulated with the same ease of application and maintenance that all Cetol Marine products are known for but with "Next Wave" UV-absorbing technology, which is a formulation of specialty resins and advanced UV absorbers that provide greater protection, durability and longevity.
"Next Wave" Technology
Next Wave Technology is the next generation of Cetol Marine from Sikkens with a unique UV-absorbing package, which is a formulation of specialty resins and advanced UV absorbers that provide greater protection, durability and longevity. This unique UV-absorbing package acts like a sunscreen to protect wood by deflecting the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays.
Cetol Marine Natural Teak is the first offering from Sikkens to include this "Next Wave" technology.
Other Cetol Marine products: Cetol Marine Light, Cetol Marine Gloss, and original Cetol Marine.
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I have an outdoor Redwood bench that originally had Cetol Window & Door finish on it. It looked nice initially but the bench is in full sunlight and the finish blistered and peeled over a couple years. I've sanded off the original finish and would like to refinish it with something more durable. Would the Cetol Marine Natural Teak be a good finish for a Redwood bench? Or is there another product you would recommend?
I don't know about the window and door finish but we used the Marine Natural Teak to finish some new teak furniture that lives outside. It has been three years and they still look like new.
Yes but make sure you do 2 to 3 coats.
I only have experience using Cetol Natural Teak on wooden boats but I have used it for years. A couple suggestions. If the wood is stripped bare, first coat it with Smith's Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer then follow up with at least two coats of Sikkens. If the chair sits in the sun all summer you will want to re-coat every year with one or two applications. Provided you keep that up annually you shouldn't need to take it down to bare wood again. Natural Teak is a great product! Good luck
I have used the Cetol on teak on my boat and it works very very well. Redwood is a softer wood but the Cetol should still do well on it. Just make sure all the weathered wood surface has been removed.
I have 5 coats of cetol on my new teak floor( done 2 seasons ago, I currently wash with 25% vinegar and water, its still looking new when should I recoat to keep it looking that way?
When it doesn't look goiod anymore.
The outside teak on my Sea Ray is going into it's 3rd year after coating the teak with Sikkens (probably for the first time in it's 32 years). It has faded and worn. What do I need to consider in recoating it?
Use a scotch pad and double wipe with interlux 216 thinner. Consider top coating with 2 coat of "cetol marine" or "cetol marine gloss" as the "cetol marine teak" has NO UV protection.
You don't need to sand it because it naturally dissipates but I always liked to do so anyway because it gives a cleaner look. If you choose not to sand then make sure you at least clean it off properly and be sure to get rid of any bubbles. Other than that the Sikkens always held up really well for me. Hope this helps! Captain Ezra
If Sikkens is already on it and there are some worn spots lightly sand and if the teak is clean apply the same Sikkens product. Don't apply Natural over the original Sikkens. The colors are different. However some apply several coats of gloss over their work when they refinish. If the teak is in total need of recoating remove the remaining Sikkens. Scrapers work as well as sanding. Once the teak is cleaned you may need to sand or use a brightner to clean dark spots. I sanded flaking varnish then applied Natural on my Grand Banks. 6 coats on the hand rails, eyebrows, and fly bridge wheel. 1 coat every 24 hours. Looks good. This year it's the fly bridge then the door and windows. Keep some in a a plastic bottle like a ketchup bottle. When you see a nick or some pops off just sand the area and brush on a few coats.
Is this considered a varnish? Not clear from the multiple reviews.
Yes it is a varnish, but from high quality and more prizy, but for teakwood like outdoor furniture or teakwood on boats; porch area etc even docks on water the best way to tread, For more ask again and probaly I can answer youSuccess Paul van Beek Handy Craftman
PAULUS VAN BEEK
Its a clear coat, just like shellac, varnish, polyurethane, etc. It has a finite lifetime outdoors just like all clear coats. Hope that helps.
Sikkens Cetol Marine Natural Tea is not a varnish. It's more of an oil, softer than a varnish .
Not a varnish - the Cetol Natural Teak is an penetrating oil type fishing with a bit of hardener but it is relatively soft. The clear coat on top of there Natural track gives it a varnish like look but much easier to repair and tour up. I put on 3 coats of Natural Teak and 2 of car on top. It looks as good or better than varnish. Every year I 3M pad the top service and put on another coat of clear. Look brand new each year and looks goo all through the year. what weathers is the top most clear coat - the underlying clear coats and the original 3 coast of Natural Teak are never touched. If you do get water penetration at a seam or gap in your teak, Cetol is very easy to refinish and blend in with the surrounding area. I have used Cetol of 20 years and swear by it. Spend a fraction of the time than I did with varnish. The old Cetol was a bit orange and darker over time - the Natural Teak looks great, does not darken if you have the clear coats covering.
can I use cetol over an oil stain on wood ?
SURE AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW THE CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS ON THE CAN.
I don't know. I used it on bare wood and it has done a great job.
If you are happy with the color of the wood and it hasn't been oiled too recently, the Cetol should work OK. The Cetol natural teak has very little color to it and shouldn't change the color of your teak.
I would not - take the wood down to clear and then build up 3 coats of Natural Teak and at least 2 coats of clear - you will be amazed. You can use Cetol over an oil stain, because it is a penetrating poil based product, but the old oil will darken it and I doubt if you will be happy with the results
I used this product several years ago on my teak furniture and then did a second coat with Cetol Marine overcoat. I want to re-treat the finish...do I need to use both products or just the overcoat?
Just overcoat unless the edges are weathered. Then you need to sand touch up w/ teak than overcoat.
Just using the overcoat is fine if there is still a good base layer left. If you're down to bare wood, I recommend stripping and using the original base first.
You just need the clear coat unless the undercoats have been compromised - the secret is to each year do a clear coat - that takes all the water and tear and the original coats stay looking new - a good cleaning and then a light scuffing with a 3M pad, and another clear coat will make your teak look like new
how will weak sunlight directly on a cool surface affect application?
The ship is at the dock. but stern to south, and it warms up nicely. I have a large black plastic tarp that covers the whole thing. My only concern was if somehow the suns rays prevented proper molecular drying. The temp is fine, before sundown, with the suns rays weak. The coat [second] has dried very nicely. will put a third coat on and then block before the final coat and then gloss.
will send a picture of two coats on the transom
sre you saying you applied it in direct sunlight and it did not affect its results or performance?
In my experience with this product it should not affect applying it at all. I used this product to finish a cedar grill table that I built for my ceramic grill/smoker. It has been out in the elements for 4 years now and the it is just starting to show the wear.
Yes, in the fall, when the sun angle was weaker and it was cool.
I have used the product several times but did the application work indoors. As long as the surface is not excessively hot I don't think you will have a problem. It always looks pretty uneven when it starts to dry but then it mellows out once it dries. Keep it stirred, do a good job of cleaning and prep, and I think you will like it. Very easy product to use and seems to hold up pretty well with minimum maintenance.
Depending on how cool. If it is too cold the varnish will not dry and hardened fast enough. There are instruction on the can which tell you in which temperatures you can apply and which not. Too cold is never good. Plan a time where it is warm enough. If possible you can apply varnish on parts if you can place it in a green house, where its normaly higher when sun is shining.If see take care for good ventilation as well. I did apply varnish on parts in winter time in my basement, where it was warm enough, but with ventilation. Also if you are using ventilation be carefull about dust. Apply it in a clean area. If florr are dusty you can apply water on it to keep dust away (Slighly) I hope it will help. Last if it is a boat outside you can cover it with a tent and make higher temperatures.
PAULUS VAN BEEK
If it makes the wood warm or hot, wait until it is cooler, or "room temp". Its also best if the entire piece is the same temp, ie. not having hot and cold spots.
how to clean brushes?
I use Foam Brushes with this product, so generally, I have no clean-up. I have used Mineral Spirits or Naptha to clean up the brushes, works well.
I used mineral spirits to keep the brushes soft between coats and it could be used to clean brushes, but once you've used a brush in this product, you probably wouldn't use it for anything else.
I use mineral spirits to clean, and then soap and water to clean the minearl spirits out of the brush.
I used disposable foam "brushes".
Paint thinner or acetone works well
just applied 5 coats and having water spoting any one have an answer on how to remove water spots?
I applied 2 coats and then three coats of clear - looks great 1 year later - better than varnish -
I applied 6 coats over 6 days. I had light rain one evening before the coat set. The next morning there were water spots on the railings. I took a microfiber rag to the spots and some spots disappeared. I then took very fine sandpaper, 600 grit I think, to the railing, tack rag the residue and applied another coat. Spots disappeared.I think I put 2 more coats over the coat that was water spotted.
It usually takes me several weeks to apply 3-5 coats. After being away from the boat for a week, I usually take a soft rag slightly dampened with acetone to clean the coating before taping and applying a fresh coat.
If you put on 5 coats and you're getting water spotting, I'm thinking you didn't apply the Cetol properly, or you didn't wait long enough for it to cure before getting it wet. I have never had a water spot problem with Cetol. I would suggest a light buffing with 000 steel wool followed by a light overcoat of Cetol then wait 24 to 48 hrs before getting wet, longer if the temp or humidity isn't within specs. Ordinarily, any spotting should be able to be wiped off if the Cetol is properly applied.
has anyone used this on teak and holly floorin?
I would buy this product again.
I am slowly replacing the varnish that I have on the boat. Find this product easy to use and the appearance is very good.
I do buy this product again and again
I use this covering both on the boat, on the deck and on the dock. So far it is the only paint that holds up to our Northwest climate.
I used this on the outside of both a front and back door. these were new AAW Rustic doors. AAW will not name the variety of wood but it is a very dense hard tropical hardwood. Almost white in color. I used Teak colored Cetol. The color doesn't look anything like Teak. It's very dark, closer to walnut. It's supposed to be translucent, and it is, just barely. You have to look close to see the original wood grain. It's closer to a paint than a stain. The brush marks in the Cetol are much more prominent than the wood grain. The overall appearance when done is OK. Not anywhere near as attractive as a varnished door. If this stuff lasts 6-8 years I'll be satisfied. But when it does come time to refinish I'll probably go with a marine varnish.
Cetol Marine Natural Teak
Product worked very well on very some worn teak from a 1980 Whaler Montauk. Sanded down to 220 grit first and wiped clean with denatured alcohol. I used to own a wood sailboat and have done a tone of varnishing but did not want to use varnish on the teak louvered doors. Looks like varnish and no orange color that older Cetol products apparently had. Best thing about product was advice I got from Jamestown Distributors help line!
Rattlesnake Island NH
Rocket stays on outside deck. Needs to be weather proof.
I would buy this product again!
I've used this product fencing and window frames in Europe. I always liked it then and was thrilled to find this product which I'm using on teak outdoor furniture. It takes time to get all the layers applied, but it's well worth it!
Restoration of Teakwood Porch
Restoration of a teakwood floor patio or porchSanding must be total to the blanc woodthan the color you likeYou need apply 2 or 3 layers of varnish1. 75% varnish 25% Thinner2. The same3. 90% varnish 10 % thinnerSikkens Cetol Marine Natural TeakKeep maintenance every year by light sanding and applying varnish where needed. (Depending on the use)
Paul van Beek
easy to use, does what they say it does!
used on very old teak patio chairs & bench after sanding through the gray weathered look. Colorado weather is hard outside furniture. It made the furniture look great. Hopefully the finish will last a few years.
Excellent product if you don't want to have to keep using Teak oil every 3 months. Gives old furniture a new look. I recommend you lightly pressure wash furniture so as not to fray wood. If you do fray the wood a 5 min light sanding will do. apply 3 coats using 1/4 paint thinner on first coat to help penetrate the wood.
Pensacola Beach Florida
The Admiral loves this stuff
Our boat has quite a bit of exterior teak-the Admiral is the queen of teak and insists on CetolShe does 2 coats of natural and a final coat of clear gloss-looks great and lasts better than any other product we have tried even in the Bahamas