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SEMCOTeak Sealer

SEMCO

Teak Sealer

Natural-looking protection that lasts through the season

Seals and protects teak. A two-coat (wet-on-wet) initial application will generally last through the season. Can be renewed without deep cleaning or stripping. Offered in three colors: Clear, Goldtone and Natural.

  • Clear: Contains no pigment, looks like oil; not as weather resistant
  • Natural: Gives wood the golden-tan glow of slightly weathered teak
  • Goldtone: Gives wood the reddish-brown luster of freshly sanded teak
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Teak Sealer - Goldtone, Quart 516039 10124
In stock online.

$47.99

Teak Sealer - Goldtone, Gallon 128563 10134
In stock online.

$117.99

Teak Sealer - Natural, Quart 516047 10224
In stock online.

$47.99

Teak Sealer - Natural, Gallon 543371 10234
In stock online.

$117.99

Teak Sealer - Clear, Quart 543405 10324
In stock online.

$47.99

Teak Sealer - Clear, Gallon 543413 10334
In stock online.

$117.99

Product Description

Natural-looking protection that lasts through the season

Seals and protects teak. A two-coat (wet-on-wet) initial application will generally last through the season. Can be renewed without deep cleaning or stripping. Offered in three colors: Clear, Goldtone and Natural.

  • Clear: Contains no pigment, looks like oil; not as weather resistant
  • Natural: Gives wood the golden-tan glow of slightly weathered teak
  • Goldtone: Gives wood the reddish-brown luster of freshly sanded teak

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SemcoTeak Sealer
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy clean-up (5)
  • Color retention (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Repels water (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood surfaces (6)
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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Freed from teak slavery

    By Ulysses

    from Seattle, WA

    Pros

    • Quick Easy No Sanding

    Cons

    • Will Stain Gelcoat

    Best Uses

      Comments about Semco Teak Sealer:

      This stuff is great! I was cautious at first but I've been using the honey color on the teak of my boat (caprail, coamings, hand rails, and companion way) for two years now and love it. It won't give you that shiny, beautiful, dock queen look, but it WILL FREE YOU FROM YOUR TEAK, while keeping your teak healthy and protected from the sun.

      Think of it like really uniformly colored light-grey teak that isn't grey, but freshly-sanded looking instead. The teak doesn't grey because it is protected from the sun, and algae and mold won't grow on it either, so it doesn't darken or get spots.

      After a few base coats, you just need to apply a coat in the spring, and one in the fall to keep your teak looking healthy and nice. It is a really quick job that I don't loathe anymore. You just brush on another coat. No sanding or other prep. Don't use tape, just follow with a rag and a little acetone if necessary.

      The truth is, most boats on the dock with varnish or cetol having peeling, worn, or chipped spots (you can verify this yourself very easily). Varnish and cetol are difficult to do properly, so most boats end up with a blotchy look. If your's doesn't, congratulations, you should keep doing it!

      So, that said, while properly maintained varnish or cetol look fabulous, teak sealer does not look *fabulous*, but it looks *really good* and never looks spotty unless you aren't even willing to spend a couple hours on it a year. In that case, just let your teak go grey, or get rid of it.

      Even though I know this sounds like an advertisement or something, I have no relationship with Semco. My ONLY connection to this product is that I think it is great, so I'm doing my part to spread the word so that it stays around and I can keep using it.

       
      5.0

      Great Natural Look

      By Kathy the Teak Furniture Maintainer

      from Surry, VA

      About Me Teak Furniture Maintainer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Color retention
      • Easy clean-up
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wood surfaces

        Comments about Teak Sealer:

        We have about 80 teak furniture pieces on the property I manage and the homeowners like a very natural look. After sanding, we used the West Marine One Step Teak Cleaner and Brightener, which did a great job and later applied two quick coats of the Semco Teak Sealer in Natural. The sealer did not significantly darken or change the color of the teak and was very easy to apply and clean up. I hope that it will last the summer season well and that in the future, we will only need to clean and apply one coat of sealer to maintain our furniture. We do store it out of the weather during the off season. So far we are very pleased with the look.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wood work is no longer a major chore

        By GT

        from Sidney, BC

        About Me Cruiser

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy clean-up
        • Easy to use
        • Fast Application
        • No Long Wait Between Coat

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wood surfaces

          Comments about Teak Sealer:

          I have used Cetol, varnish, teak oil and even a 2-part epoxy finish, and Semco beats them all for ease of use and durability. It can be applied with a piece of clean cloth and I can do two coats on my 35' sailboat's caprails, dorades and cockpit in under an hour. Clean up between twice yearly applications is soap and water and a kitchen scrub pad. It doesn't glow like varnish, but if you simply want your woodwork to look good and perform this is the product. The only con is a smell like sheep lanolin that lasts for a couple of days, but after that it is odorless.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          wonderful solution!

          By Gary

          from College Station, TX

          About Me Cruiser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Color retention
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lasts Entire Season
          • Looks Terrific

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wood surfaces

            Comments about Teak Sealer:

            Great alternative to frequent applications of teak oil! Highly recommended!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No more sea toll or varnish again

            By 12 Hawks

            from Friday Harbor, WA

            About Me Cruiser

            Pros

            • A Pleasure To Use
            • Color retention
            • Durable
            • Repels water

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Teak Sealer:

                I have owned teak trim for over 30 years on 30 sailboats. None of it worked, no matter what you had to sand again reapply sand again, reapply. What you got was Shiny Bling Teak that Thurston Howell of Giligan's Island would want to show to the Yachties....This Semco shows the true beauty of Teak in its Natural state. It was a easy application as it is a penatrive, not a paint or stain. I never new teak was so beautiful and easy to maintain. Check out the color you want, I chose the Classic Brown. Good Product

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Finish might not be for everyone.

                By GlenM

                from Galveston TX

                About Me Liveaboard

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy clean-up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Teak Sealer:

                    Put this stuff on, 8 months ago. I wanted to see how long it would last. Rough sanded with 180 grit,the wood had grain hairs standing up. Applied 2 coats.
                    Last weekend some people looking at boats here made the remark "Oh,I see your in the process of doing wood work." The finish still looks like freshly sanded teak.
                    Small spots are starting to get gray in high traffic areas. Will clean, go over wood with 320 or fine scouring pad, and put on refresher coat. It goes on like water, so have rags handy to wipe up runs.
                    If you like the glossy look of a really good varnish job this is not for you. More of a low maintenance product.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Results

                    By lb

                    from Space Coast, FL

                    About Me Cruiser, Perfectionist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful color
                    • Easy application
                    • Easy clean-up
                    • Matte finish
                    • Repels water

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wood surfaces

                      Comments about Teak Sealer:

                      We've tried teak oil, tung oil, & Cetol over the past 5 years and haven't been happy with long-term results of any. Applied Semco's natural finish sealer 2 weeks ago...we are happy with the easy application & matte finish look...unknown how long it'll last in the Florida sun...predict 1 coat every 3 months...we'll see!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it!

                      By Captain

                      from San Francisco, Ca.

                      About Me Cruiser

                      Pros

                      • Color retention
                      • Durable
                      • Easy clean-up
                      • Repels water

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wood surfaces

                        Comments about Teak Sealer:

                        After cleaning my desks the traditional way every 2-3 months, I found the Semco product and I cant believe how this stuff keeps the decks clean and the color true for almost the entire year.

                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Semco Teak Finish

                        By World explorer

                        from California when not cruising

                        About Me Cruiser, Perfectionist

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Wood surfaces

                          Comments about Teak Sealer:

                          We have used clear Semco finish on a cockpit table on a large cruising sailboat that has ranged from the Arctic to the Pacific. It is low maintenance, looks good and is super easy to apply as needed. It beats varnish hands down. I first saw it being used on the teak decks of a charter boat in Australia, and after speaking to the skipper of that boat decided to try it. Fantastic.

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