228 Teak Trim Painted

leeccoll

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Howdy Folks, I took off my 1987 teak trim last season as it was broken in a few places, and horribly weathered. Got used to no trim for a while then I tried to use teak oil on the rear rod holders bracket, and it looked horrible after I tried that route. I decided to paint it.

Okay, so there is A LOT of opinions about durability, and bleed through etc. I used to paint houses in college during the summer, so I know a good mineral spirits daily handwash from the oil based paints we used back then.

I ultimately decided to go this way because I already have the wood. If it fails down the road, so be it, I will do the same with starboard. Nothing to loose but time and effort, and a few bucks.

I used a shellac based primer (holds the oils from teak at bay) liberally then sanded down smooth, re applied primer again multiple coats and used a oil based enamel paint that I was able to get charged into 10 spray paint cans. I also was able to select the color match. Important for me. I was surprised I could get my hands on the oil base paint. Was not cheap, but the lustre is super!

I love the cleaner look now, so no regrets, we shall see if it lasts, but I have a good feeling about it.

PS-Yeah, I know I need new cushions :p
 

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I'm with you. I love the cleaner look. It updated the overall look quite a bit. I like the teak look also, but the white makes it look fresh.

Just noticed after reading this,,,,got alot of LOOKS going on.
 
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I'm with you. I love the cleaner look. It updated the overall look quite a bit. I like the teak look also, but the white makes it look fresh.

Just noticed after reading this,,,,got alot of LOOKS going on.
Thank you Ky. I left the backs of the wood trim untreated teak, hoping whatever oil is left in the wood mitigates there.

It's just nice having trim on again. That paint I used becomes hard as a rock when fully cured in 2 weeks, and impervious to weather according to manufacturer.

Anyway, this was one project where the outcome exceeded expectations.
 

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That looks great, makes me think about the weathered teak on our 1988 Seafarer!
Well thank you!
Yeah, I got tired of staring at that old teak. Plus I keep my boat outside uncovered.
Nice thing the painting can be done at home. My boat is an hour away.
 
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You could also replace the teak with Starboard, a little at a time, never have to paint it again.

Cuts just like wood, just made this to replace some unused drawers.
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Will go that route if the teak doesn't hold up.

One thing I do like about the painted teak vs starboard is the wood grain and contours I can still see.

Thanks for the suggestion ;)
 
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Nice job! Hope it holds up as well as it looks. I’m considering doing it to my Grady...how much did you spend…gotta be less than replacing with starboard.
 

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Probably $150 including primer, etc.

I like the painted teak because you can still see the wood grain lines here n there vs starboard.