TeakGuard Teak Protectant Reviews
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Comments about TeakGuard Teak Protectant:
TeakGuard is a fabulous product for use on your boat, patio furniture or anyother teak you may have - indoor or outdoor. This product is unlike varnish or teak oil, it is quite unique. TeakGuard penetrates the wood so you never have to clean it again and if you decide to do something else, you don't have to sand the wood.
TeakGuard is a product that is easy to apply, looks fabulous once applied, requires no maintenance and is guaranteed not to chip, peel or fade for a year.
I wanted to apply it on some teak that had some varnish on it that had started to chip and mold where there were chips. You need to start with unvarnished wood, so I did some quick sanding to get it to a raw state. I applied some of the TeakGuard cleaner to the wood, going with the grain and utilizing a bronze wool pad. Then I simply rinsed the product off after a few minutes. I let the wood dry for about 1 1/2 hour.
Next I applied a coat of the TeakGuard with a spong applicator. It was a lot thinner than I had expected, very watery, so it took me a few times to get use to get the right amount on the sponge. Unlike varnish, you don't have to be really careful with your brush strokes. I let each coat dry for 30 minutes or so, though the directions said each coat takes 15 minutes. I applied a total of 4 coats and let it completely dry for about 48 hours.
The end result is: it is not shiny like a varnish but has a nice satiny color like you might expected a finished teak to look, and it won't turn grey like it would with a teak oil . It stands up to the water, it is exposed daily.
Maintenance wise: I have no worries of mold and will simply reapply a coat once every 6 months to a year. Since it is such an easy process, I don't see this as a downside.
Where to get it: http://www.teakguard.com/index.html
It is produced in New Zealand I believe, and the above link is the sole distribution for the US, from what I have found.