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After just six months, the six coats of Daly’s Seafin Teak sealer (second and fourth panel from left) had broken down. The Cetol—just three coats and without gloss—also was ready for recoating.

Cetol Versus Teak Sealer

I own a 42-foot Pearson 424 with lots of bright work. I’ve absolutely had it with Cetol! There must be something that is easier to use than this. It forms a dark coating after a few years and begins to peel in splotches. Then you have to remove it, clean the teak, and start over. Oh, the stuff goes on clear so if you spill a drop on your gelcoat, you can’t see it until it ambers. Once that happens, you can never get it off. I’m trying Semco Natural. I tried a small area a couple of years ago and so far have had good luck. While it isn’t as durable as Cetol, it doesn’t build-up.

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