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SIKKENSCetol Marine Wood Finish

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Cetol Marine Wood Finish

Bring out wood's natural shine!

Enhances and protects the natural beauty of interior and exterior wood. Semi-transparent finish prevents weathering and repels water. Easy to use just wash wood thoroughly and apply. Three coats are recommended for the first application, followed by annual touchups. Apply by brush only no sanding required. A fine orange-brown translucent finish is left use alone or with Cetol overcoat. Coverage: 85 sq.ft./qt. Quarts.

  • Recommended Usage: Exterior and interior, above water
  • Formulation: Synthetic wood finish
  • Application Method: Brush only (no sanding required between coats)
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Bare wood: three coats; previous Cetol finish: one coat annually
  • Drying Time: To touch: 3 to 4 hrs @ 68°F 65%RH; overcoat: 24hrs.
  • Color: Marine Light: Amber; Marine: Amber with Orange/Brown
  • Coverage: 85sq.ft./qt., 340sq.ft./gal.
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Cetol Marine Satin Finish, "Marine Light" Color, Quart 579980 IVA290/QT
In stock online.

$44.99

Cetol Marine Satin Finish, "Marine" Color, Gallon 161879 IVA300/1
In stock online.

$149.99

Cetol Marine Satin Finish, "Marine" Color, Quart 539106 IVA300/QT
In stock online.

$44.99

Cetol Marine Gloss Overcoat, Quart 243933 IVA315/QT
In stock online.

$46.99

Cetol Marine Finish, "Natural Teak" Color, Quart 8666026 IVA316/QT
In stock online.

$44.99

Product Description

Bring out wood's natural shine!

Enhances and protects the natural beauty of interior and exterior wood. Semi-transparent finish prevents weathering and repels water. Easy to use just wash wood thoroughly and apply. Three coats are recommended for the first application, followed by annual touchups. Apply by brush only no sanding required. A fine orange-brown translucent finish is left use alone or with Cetol overcoat. Coverage: 85 sq.ft./qt. Quarts.

  • Recommended Usage: Exterior and interior, above water
  • Formulation: Synthetic wood finish
  • Application Method: Brush only (no sanding required between coats)
  • Number of Coats Recommended: Bare wood: three coats; previous Cetol finish: one coat annually
  • Drying Time: To touch: 3 to 4 hrs @ 68°F 65%RH; overcoat: 24hrs.
  • Color: Marine Light: Amber; Marine: Amber with Orange/Brown
  • Coverage: 85sq.ft./qt., 340sq.ft./gal.

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SikkensCetol Marine Wood Finish
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Repels water (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Excellent gloss (7)
  • Color retention (5)
  • Easy clean-up (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wood surfaces (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Cruiser (5), Classic boat owner (4)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great

    By jim

    from winchester,va

    About Me Cruiser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent gloss
    • Repels water

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wood surfaces

      Comments about Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

      makes teak look great

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Cetol the right way - Dos and Don'ts

      By Jeff

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Cruiser, Perfectionist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent gloss
      • Repels water

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

          The good Cetol: The "Natural Teak" version has a nice tint but still lets plenty of grain show. It's easy to apply, especially when thinned 10% with mineral spirits. Carefully apply three thin coats and you'll get good results. Five or six coats, sanding between a few of the coats, will take your results up another notch. Now the big secret: Allow to dry, gently sand smooth with 220-400 grit, and apply 2-3 coats of "Cetol Marine Gloss", similarly thinned. You'll get a dramatically more glossy finish.
          Every year, sand smooth and apply 2 thinned coats of clear. With good weather, you'll finish both coats in about four hours.

          The Bad Cetol: The standard "Cetol Marine" is a horrible color and is nearly opaque. The "Cetol Marine Light" version is every bit as bad. Stay away from these colors and stick with the "Natural Teak" version, which is so much better that it should be called Cetol V2.0. Also, unless you top-coat with "Cetol Marine Gloss" as described above, the finish will turn a rather dull "semi gloss" after just a few weeks. If you are looking for gloss, use the Clear. In fact, it works extremely well to protect your 15 coats of traditional varnish with two coats of Cetol clear, which is more flexible and longer lasting than standard varnish

           
          5.0

          Fantastic wood finish

          By alvin

          from grabill, indiana

          About Me Classic boat owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Color retention
          • Durable
          • Excellent gloss
          • Repels water

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Abrasive conditions
            • Reinforcing and coating
            • Wood surfaces

            Comments about Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

            Easy to use even with the first coat.Looks fantastic

             
            5.0

            Works great

            By Caroline

            from Colorado

            About Me Classic boat owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy clean-up
            • Repels water

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wood surfaces

              Comments about Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

              Great for small amount of wood that we have on our sailboat. When on easily and looks great.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Professional grade

              By Jason

              from San Diego

              About Me Commercial Fisherman

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Color retention
              • Durable
              • Durable Long
              • Excellent gloss
              • Long Lasting
              • Repels water
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wood surfaces

                Comments about Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

                To achieve the best results, I usually remove any old varnish by sanding. If not, the Cetol will not penetrate those spots, and leave splotches. Also, use several light coats, instead of one heavy coat. Too heavy, and it can get uneven and gooey. On smooth exposed areas, I use a green scotch bright pad in between coats to smooth it out, then wipe down, and reapply. Good stuff.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                cetol is magic

                By Tartan72

                from Grand Lake OK

                About Me Classic boat owner

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wood surfaces

                  Comments about Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

                  I have a '72 Tartan with wood coamings and rails, and also a powerboat with teak swim ladder in freshwater. Cetol is "every other year" answer to varnish blues. Best is that it wipes off of white fiberglass with mineral sprits and a paper towel. Been using Cetol for over 6 years. it's magic!

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By KN

                  from Seattle. WA

                  About Me Cruiser

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wood surfaces

                    Comments about Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

                    Installed 4 coats on my railings. I mixed 4 parts of Teak and 1 part Light. Perfect color and it's easy to apply. Looks great after a year in the rain.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    It does not get any better than this!

                    By Rod

                    from Colonial Beach,VA

                    About Me Classic boat owner, Cruiser

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wood surfaces

                      Comments about Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

                      Wish I had discovered this product sooner.Had been
                      using it for over six years.Straight forward application,easier than varnishes.Just bought two
                      cans at West marine at a great price, for this time planned rejuvenation!.When done you know well,
                      that everyone at the marina is going to complement you boat!.(not you or sikkens)

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great stuff!

                      By Capt. Sloopy

                      from Chula Vista, CA

                      About Me Cruiser

                      Pros

                      • Easy clean-up
                      • Excellent gloss
                      • Repels water

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

                          I've been using this stuff on my Cape Dory 25 for about 10 years now. Once I've applied about 4 coats, it lasts for several years. Gets lots of compliments, too. To redo, I just lightly prep the teak and reapply a few more coats. Great stuff and I don't have to go through all the issues with varnish.

                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Best to apply 2-3 coats ...

                          By Calvin Bergenstein

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Sikkens Cetol Marine Wood Finish:

                          Best to apply 2-3 coats of Cetol Marine and then build up the next layers with Cetol Gloss. Then you only have to touch up the gloss which is very easy to do.

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