Silken's Cetol

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Silken's Cetol

Post by maninblack646 »

Hi has anyone every used this product called Silken's Cetol its a marine varnnish that soaks into the wood, most spar varnnish's I understand sit on top of the wood, and peel easily.

Have built the Sherwood Queen, Gentry, 16'cedar strip Whitehall, 16'cedar strip canoe(red bird), 21' Fantail, 15' cedar strip ( prospector canoe )

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Re: Silken's Cetol

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we had some disscusson on this product recently. I have not used it but have used other Sikens products on log houses and they were awesome to use and held up great. I would suspect that their marine products would be great products as well and I'm planning on using them.

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Post by slug »

Used Cetol on our sailboat. It looked nice and stood up as well as I think any "varnish" will under conditions of continuous sunshine. I found that it had to be redone at least every season and if you stay on top of it you will avoid the ugly peeling that results in having to sand right down to bare wood and basically starting over. It was on teak toe rails and handrails.
On the interior we used Minwax polyurethane with excellent results...very thin so a little hard to apply on horizontal surfaces...but extremely tough on the cabin soles.

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Re: Silken's Cetol

Post by babmani »

The information is very interesting. It is new knowledge for me.

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