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Thoughts on painting teak wood on my Mariner

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Thoughts on painting teak wood on my Mariner

Postby Seif911 » April 6th, 2014, 9:25 am

Morn All',

Has anybody painted the exterior teak wood on their boats? I am considering it. Yes teak is pretty cool and looks great but it is one of the things that seem to make my boat look old and outdated. What we were considering was to pull the glass and tint it all. Then paint all of the exterior wood black. How does the paint hold up on teak wood? Any special treatments?

If you want to see any example if what I was considering (call me a copy cat, that's ok), do a search on the net for a boat called 'Flip Me Over'. This place did just what I am thinking about AND they changed the roof line on the back and added a sliding door. It looks super cool. I have also thought about that. I know where I can get a glass door, but no tracks, which makes that decision a little more difficult.

Anyhoo, I know you guys have taken on some big projects, what do you think?

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Re: Thoughts on painting teak wood on my Mariner

Postby eric_b » April 7th, 2014, 10:36 am

As Teak is a very oily wood, it does not take well to paint/varnish. That being said it is possible. From what I have read, good prep work and a oil based primer are the keys to making it last. Google painting teak to get more info.
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Re: Thoughts on painting teak wood on my Mariner

Postby Lake Erie Monster » April 17th, 2014, 11:51 am

i was considering painting mine as well for the same reason
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