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Bees wax over teak sealer


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I am in process of refinishing an older Teak swim platform from a 03’ Malibu.   I have out on several coats of Starbrite Golden Teak Oil and it still looks like the wood is drawing in the oil.  Has anyone used a finishing coat of Bees Wax or another finishing wax?  If so, how did it turn out and how long did it last 

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Haven’t used beeswax before, mostly because I’ve not had a need to.  I have used Starbright Golden Teak Oil for many years and it’s good stuff.  Best advice is to keep applying light coats with drying time in between coats.  You will eventually see the wood will stop absorbing the oil.  Wipe off any excess and allow to dry completely and you will be set.  Afterwards only yearly “touch ups” are necessary.

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I have not used beeswax before either unfortunately. When we had our teak platform, we made sure to clean then brighten it with the Star Brite products then we started out using the third step, the oil. We were not happy with the way it kept absorbing and not lasting long either so we ended up switching our final step to the Star Brite Teak Sealer instead of the oil and were so happy with it. If you clean and brighten following the directions then put that sealer on, ours looked brand new! AND we were only re-applying randomly throughout the season, not every other weekend like with the oil. We miss the look of the teak but definitely not the maintenance. :)

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Yeah, I would agree it is a little more slippery than compared to not having the sealer on there but not too bad. We have 2 younger kids along with everyone else walking/hanging out on the swim platform all the time and have never had anyone fall or anything. But yes a touch slipperier I would say. 

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