Teak outdoor table sealing

Old 06-04-18, 06:15 PM
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Teak outdoor table sealing

Hi there, my husband and I bought a teak outdoor patio table from Jysk for our deck. We noticed it had a light stain applied to it but felt it needed a good clear sealant to weather and UV protect it and preserve its new appearance.
We went to Home Depot and came up with Thompsonís Water Sealing which looked like it would do the job. We applied a coat and it dried for 24 hours. When it was dry i ran my hands over it a few times and was concerned because a small amount of yellow was coming off. Then it rained a few days later and as the water pooled on it i wiped it off with a white rag towel and when I squeezed it out the water was yellowish. Also noticed some small yellow stain spots on our new outdoor rug underneath. The next day i noticed some slight water damage spots and the table definitely looks like its lost its new appearance.
I am wondering what we did wrong here and what we can do to fix the problem and recover our table. Thank you!
Old 06-05-18, 01:34 AM
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Fist off, you use the wrong product, Thompson's water seal is not for Teak, they make special sealers for that wood.

The good news is that Thompson's if pretty crappy stuff when it comes to durability so you will have to scrub down the furniture several times, give it a year to wear off then seal properly.

Teak looks great but it a nightmare to keep up.

I have two captains chairs and the only thing keeping them looking good is they come in every night and never exposed to elements.
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As mentioned above TWS is a short life coating and should wear off within 1 yr. Scrubbing the teak with mineral spirits may hasten it's removal. Teak is normally finished with a rubbing oil instead of any brush on type coating.
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One nice thing about teak is that it's used in boats a lot. If you look at marine suppliers you'll find a lot of products for properly treating and sealing teak. Those products work very well as they are designed to protect teak in the harsh marine environment of sun and salt water.

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