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    Teak Finishes

    I recently became involved with a large estate that has 6 large all golden teak houses on it. The houses have teak both on the interior and exterior. All floors and decks are teak.

    I am looking for suggestions on a quality product available in Thailand for the flooring. The staff have informed me that they refinish the exterior flooring annually. This seems extreme to me. In Canada I used a quality stain by Duck Back products that had a high amount of tongue oil in it. I was getting 5 years on exterior siding and decking made from cedar. Unfortunately they don't ship to Thailand.

    As Thailand has so much teak being used for decking and flooring there must be a company that is producing a quality product that is resistant to U.V. and weather. The statues at the Home Pro / Marts have not got a clue about this.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatyaiair View Post
    I recently became involved with a large estate that has 6 large all golden teak houses on it. The houses have teak both on the interior and exterior. All floors and decks are teak.

    I am looking for suggestions on a quality product available in Thailand for the flooring. The staff have informed me that they refinish the exterior flooring annually. This seems extreme to me. In Canada I used a quality stain by Duck Back products that had a high amount of tongue oil in it. I was getting 5 years on exterior siding and decking made from cedar. Unfortunately they don't ship to Thailand.

    As Thailand has so much teak being used for decking and flooring there must be a company that is producing a quality product that is resistant to U.V. and weather. The statues at the Home Pro / Marts have not got a clue about this.

    Thanks for your help.
    Do a search using the word "teak." Plenty of threads that discuss this topic.

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    If you were getting 5 years in Canada, then you'd get about 5 days in Thailand. The sun here is much more intense and the moisture levels are higher. Do you get sunburned faster here or in Canada?

    In other words, annually.

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    The sun is too strong here, you have to think of it as an annual thing.

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    Do a search using the word "teak." Plenty of threads that discuss this topic.
    Why do you quote the whole post that is directly above you just to add a dumb comment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    The sun is too strong here, you have to think of it as an annual thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers
    Do a search using the word "teak." Plenty of threads that discuss this topic.
    Why do you quote the whole post that is directly above you just to add a dumb comment?
    More details please. I was just trying to help the OP do a search for many of the "teak" threads that discuss its preservation and treatment.

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    So your saying do a search for the word "teak" on a forum that is called teakdoor? Well I just done that search, it gives 500 results, 500 is the maximum it can give, so he is going to have to spend a lot of time reading thru them.

    Also, why did you yet again post the whole post that was directly above yours? Are you retarded?

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    OK, maybe he can search for "teak treatment" or "teak maintenance". Jesus DD, you must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed today. I was only trying to assist with the OP in finding one of the many threads we have on this very topic.
    If you didn't like my format, there is not much I can do about that. In the future I will not quote the persons post, but I have seen this done many times before.
    As, for the retarded remark, you could have always deleted my post like you have done in the past if you didn't like it.

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    To reply to the comment on the sun conditions in Canada I should have been more specific. The last project I worked on was on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The weather conditions are severe to stay the least. Hot and sunny for about 3 months, and rain, snow and ice the rest of the year. I was very impressed with how the Duck Back products stood up to these intense conditions.

    I also did do a variety of searches on the Teak Door site and came up with only 1 threat that had details, but it focused mostly on teak oil. I have also owned and captained boats in the Caribbean for 10 years and have a good knowledge of how to care for exterior Teak in the tropics and teak oil does not last in the UV. It works fine on the interior but not outside.

    The point of my thread is to ask what others have had success with in Thailand, what can be purchased here that works on exterior teak for at least 2 years.

    Thank you.

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    Read these threads and you may get an idea of finishes for teak that work here in Thailand.

    DrAndys Wooden Cottage in the ricefields - Start on page 10, or you can read the entire thread since it is good information.

    Teak Houses - Page 2 talks about the use of teak oil

    Stain or polyurethane for new mai daeng floor? - This and all the other threads about building with teak or treating teak can be found on the Construction in Thailand forum of TD.

    Good Luck

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    wot, me again?

    I used teak oil to protect the wood; in actual fact, teak hardly needs protection, what the oil does is make it look nice and lustrous. If you don't apply it the wood will go a greyish colour which is also attractive

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