Uses and Applications of SEMCO Teak Sealer

15 September 2021

Teak hardwood is commonly used in yacht decking, furniture pieces, and exterior construction elements. It is used for its strength and durability characteristics, due to its high natural oil content and tight wood grain, making it perform well when exposed to weather conditions such as rain, salt water and the sun.

Teak is extremely versatile, as it is relatively easy to work with and be left natural, painted, stained, waxed or varnished depending on what it is used for. It is also high resistance to rotting, termite devastation and acid damage. The abundant natural oils repel unwanted insects and moisture from damaging the integrity of the timber.

Teak is easily maintained, Riggtech, along with most of the marine industry use Semco Teak Cleaner and Sealer. Teak will naturally weather and will transform over time to a beautiful silvery grey colour if left.To maximise the longevity of teak products, see the below information on Semco Cleaning and Sealing products.

A General Overview of SEMCO Teak Sealer

A teak sealer protects teak products from sun rays, rain, stains, and other related elements. This specific product can also preserve the natural honey brown and tawny gold colours of teak products and prevent them from turning grey.

SEMCO Teak Sealer is a solvent-based teak finish that is comprised of pigments, ultraviolet inhibitors, mildewcide, and moisture protection. Unlike other teak sealer products in the market, SEMCO’s offering does not utilise silicone, varnish, polymers, or exotic oils.

To effectively match the needs of the users, SEMCO has come up with various shades of teak sealers. These shades are natural, honey tone, clear tone, gold-tone, and brown. The Natural shade is most commonly used on teak decking on yachts, as it performs best in outdoor environments.

SEMCO Teak Sealer Uses and Applications

The application of SEMCO teak sealer to teak products is very straightforward. First, you must clear the teak with the SEMCO Teak Cleaner part A and then part B and scrubbing with a hard bristle brush. Then make sure that the teak product is completely dry. Mix the SEMCO teak sealer thoroughly and apply to the decking or furniture etc. with a foam brush applicator or paint brush, allow the timber to absorb as much as it can hold. Once the first coat is dry and that any excess is already wiped out, you can then apply a second coat of the teak sealer right away. Usually, two coats of SEMCO teak sealer areenough to seal the timberand provide the desired appearance.The coating is expected to dry after an hour. However, the drying process may slow down if the weather is cloudy or damp. The newly coated teak product is recommended to be used the next day.

To know more about SEMCO teak sealers, you can contact us at Riggtech.

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