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Expert's Corner — teak oil

TIP: Teak Oil

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TIP: Teak Oil

Don’t be fooled into thinking that you should use a product labeled “Teak Oil” on teak wood, either exterior or interior. Teak Oil is a marketing term. It has nothing to do with teak. Teak trees aren’t squeezed to retrieve the oil. Brands of teak oil can be anything from simple mineral oil to thinned varnish to blends of linseed oil and varnish. Most are blends of linseed oil and varnish. Mineral oil never dries. Thinned varnish dries to a hard film. Blends of oil and varnish dry to a soft, sticky film if all the excess isn’t wiped off....

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