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Thread: How would you refinish this teak garden furniture?

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    How would you refinish this teak garden furniture?

    What's the best way to refinish this 4x10 teak outdoor table and the seven teak chairs?

    For most of it I'm tempted to apply a deck finish, rubbed in using a white nylon pad, then wipe it dry ten minutes later.

    I could be persuaded to use a random orbital on the table top, and the thick sides of the top, prior to rubbing in the oil, but not unless it the best way to go.

    The chairs have so many back spindles I would like to avoid having to sand each and every one of those.

    By the way, this is not my furniture, I got asked by someone and even though it's not what I do, I've ended up taking it on.

    Any and all opinions welcome. Thanks!
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    Last edited by Mark Gibney; 10-12-2017 at 1:12 AM.

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    What was it finished with originally? If it was a film finish (hopefully not...) you'll want to completely strip it for best results. Oil will not penetrate if there's a film finish on it now. If it was just oiled than wiping on something is possible, although you still need to weigh how good it will look without cleaning it up.
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    Found this web page about the pros/cons of using oil on teak, might be helpful? http://teakpatiofurnitureworld.com/s...with-teak-oil/

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    Jim, that's the big question - was the original finish a film finish? It's hard to tell. I tried calling the company, Ascot, but the number is disconnected.

    And this is exactly why I'd prefer not to do this job, sanding all those spindles?

    Andy, thanks for that link. Maybe a way to go is to order the product and try it out on one chair.

    Thank you both, appreciate it.

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    I bought an Ipe bench a few years ago. I applied Defy Extreme wood stain in clear. With Defy you have to apply wet-on-wet, 2 coats, and you're done. I was very impressed with how it held up on exterior cedar.

    The Ipe didn't absorb like the cedar but the Defy kept the wood looking new for a couple of years, most of that in the Florida sun.
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    Interesting that this Defy product stayed on ipe for two years outdoor, and it's water based. Thanks for the info, I'll have to check this out.

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