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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.
Can / should I use a sealer like Total Boat Wood Sealer Varnish Primer on my teak before applying Cetol?
Do not apply it over sealer. 1. Wipe the wood with Special Thinner 216 to remove the oils from the surface. After evaporation of Special Thinner 216, sand all exterior surfaces with 120-grit sandpaper.2. Remove all sanding dust by vacuuming followed by wiping the surface with a dampened cloth with 333 (2333N if varnishing with Perfection). Let the surface dry completely.3. Apply Cetol Marine Teak. No need to add thinner.
do you ship such things as Sikkens Cetol Marine?
Yes we do, we can ship anywhere that we are allowed to.
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Has anyone used Sikkens Cetol on Red Cedar?
It is safe to say that this product has been used on just about every wood species, and can look great if applied properly.
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I intend to apply 3 coats of Natural Teak to my swim platform. Should I follow up with a coat or two of High Gloss Cetol?
Yes. I did all my teak railings last year with 3 coats of Cetol natural and 2 coats of gloss. It came out nice and shiny.
I use 3 coats of Natural Teak on my IPE Deck at home and my teak on my boat . I lightly sand annually and put on a new coat each year. It can be a little slippery when wet. I have used the gloss in non walking areas and it looks better but suspect it would be more slippery. J Gontarz
I always follow Natural Teak with 2 coats of High Gloss. You may want to add some grit to decrease surface slickness.
Yes. This is a common method of applying this product.
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I have a 14' Maine Coast Peapod that is planked with Alaskan Yellow Cedar. The interior is sanded, natural wood. If I apply Cetol Natural Teak, will it hold up for a season in the elements and not turn black with dirt and mold?
Ollie, if you follow directions, you should not have a problem. I once treated my teak with teak oil, and just the problem you describe - black with dirt and mold. Cetol will form a varnish-like finish, and it should last for 12 months.
I have had very bad luck with Cetol, stick with good varnish.
I have used this product on teak wood only and have had excellent results. I do not Know how it would work with cedar. This product is a finish it is not oil.Sent from my iPad
I used the Cetol natural Teak on the teak trim of my 1983 Hunter 22 sailboat last year. It held up very well, no discoloration, no mold. The boat was on a lake in Maine for part of the summer, and in Massachusetts for the rest of the summer. I plan to keep using it.
I have used thus product on my teak in Florida heat and sun and it is by far the best Ive ever used. I would say undoubtedly you'd get a full season easily, and then some.Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
I have used Cetol on a cedar mast of a Thistle I use to own. It is a softer coating than a spar varnish. This is a benefit to most all brightwork, but might scuff more. Softer does make it more flexible and therefore durable with good sun protection and ease of topcoat. It may end up looking dull with surface scratching. I have not had any dirt or mold soiling but I would suggest you allow it to cure for a good while to allow it to harden. Jeff
Yes, it should hold up to the elements just fine. It is a wood finish that builds up and will protect the wood its self.
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Can you use Cetol over an hardening epoxy?
If the surface of the wood is impregnated with epoxy, I would not use Cetol on it as it will not adhere very well. Sent from my iPad
I have repaired/filled on cracks in teak cockpit seats with epoxy and then coated it with Cetol without any issues.Sent from my iPad
Any epoxy substrate must be fully cured before applying this product to ensure that both products will cure properly.
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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?
Yes but make sure you do 2 to 3 coats.
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.
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 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 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
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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.
Excellent finish and easy to apply. A+
New bern, nc
One of few places I could find it at reasonable price
Use to redo at teak on 1978 whaler montauk. Looks great
Marine Products Work Great on the Porch
This is a great product for weather proofing teak furniture. I am re-treating teak porch rocking chairs that I originally sealed with the Sikkens Cetol Marine Natural Teak 10! years ago. I would never have gotten this life out of a commercial exterior stain.
Used on a 1965 Pearson Vanguard
Two coats of this product and then three coats of the varnish made my teak come alive! Couldn't be happier with how it has stood up!
Cetol is an amazing product
My local boatyard has been using it boats for years, looks amazing, and only requires seasonal touch up. I am now using it on my railings at my house. Very durable and looks great.
Have used it in lieu of varnish on all outside brightwork.
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!