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228 Teak Trim Painted

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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.
 

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Agree, that really came out nice. Hopefully it holds up well for you.
 
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We recently re-did the trim on our 1986 Seafarer, when be bought the boat it it had starboard that was cracked and missing in chunks so ripped that all off and as a replacement we cut new teak and just used teak oil, we are really happy with the way it turned out. Gave it an old school classic look and tied in nicely with the teak around the cuddy (re-finished and oiled that as well).
 

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Applause Betty White,
Because I know how much work was involved!
 

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We recently re-did the trim on our 1986 Seafarer,
nice canvas work too. I have the same model of 86 seafarer 22
I re-did my original wood several times. A fun afternoon for sure. however, I am now going to let it go gray as teak has traditionally meant to be. not as pretty for sure!
 
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