Cedar Oil can it be used on silvered teak decks?

by Kim
(USA)

I have a 1957 Chris Craft connie, my decks are thin in some areas and leaking.

A friend told me that I may want to consider using cedar oil to "seal" the decks and still leave the natural look.

I cannot afford to replace the decks so that is not an option at this point.

If anyone knows anything about using red cedar oil for this application or of something else that can be applied to a clean but wet deck please let me know.

Thanks kindly






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Dec 01, 2012
STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: CHARLES

NOTHING YOU PUT ON THE DECK SHORT OF AN EPOXY AND GLASS CLOTH APPLICATION, OR NEW WOOD IS GOING TO DO THE JOB. I WILL LOOK PRETTY, BUT STILL LEAK. DON'T WASTE THE TIME AND MONEY.






Dec 01, 2012
Weathered Worn Teak Decks
by: Mike

Hi Kim,

Sorry but I've never heard of Cedar Oil being used on a boat deck.

There are plenty of other oils especially for teak boat decks.

I quite like the look of grey weathered teak, but it does wear down more quickly than a treated deck and it tends to move more as it gets wet and then dries.

The trouble with oiled decks is that they darken over time becoming almost black and the oil tends to attract dirt.

And organic oils attract other unwanted organic stuff.

So an oiled deck needs to be regularly scrubbed which is going to add to wear.

Sealing it with epoxy and or varnish will make it more abrasion resistant and help it to keep it’s looks.

It will still need to be sanded touched up each season but at least you will only need to sand the top layer of varnish.

Of course by varnishing you will lose the teak’s non slip so you’ll have to add some grit to the final layer.

Perhaps a better option would be to use one of the proprietary teak sealers such as ‘Semco’ or ‘Holmenkol Wood Protector’.

These are non-slip and have built in UV protection and help protect against biological growths.

And they are reasonably easy to touch up each season.

By the way when you scrub teak decks always scrub across the grain never along it.





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