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Subject: Teak furniture restoration

Date: Fri, May 11, 2018

Hello,

I recently purchased an older (~10 year) outdoor teak furniture set I am restoring. It’s generally in decent condition, however there are a few identified issues: (i) a couple of pieces have larger chunks of wood that have detached completely, (ii) a couple of boards have begun to rot (generally at the surface), and (iii) there are a number of small cracks in certain pieces.

I will be cleaning it with SEMCO teak cleaner, and ultimately sealing it with SEMCO teak sealer (from the website: solvent-based teak finish with water-like viscosity containing pigments, mildewcide, UV inhibitors and moisture protection; does not contain silicone, varnish, polymers or exotic oils). In terms of addressing the other issues above, I’m inclined to address by sealing with your CPES product and filling with all wood expoxy glue and a mixture of sawdust where necessary (i.e. glue-only in cracks and glue+sawdust as fill for chunks of missing wood). There is not enough missing wood where I think I’ll need a larger volume solution like your layup & laminating epoxy.

Do you see any issues with this approach and is CPES and a fill comprised of the all wood glue and sawdust compatible with SEMCO teak sealer over top?

Thanks very much,
Robert S

Robert,

Yes on the use of our All Wood Epoxy Glue* with and without the sawdust thickener, but probably no on the use of the CPES* if the SEMCO is going to be applied over top if it… CPES* is a very powerful epoxy sealer and if it is placed on the wood, then the only thing that can effectively go over it is a UV inhibiting varnish, such as Epiphanies Clear. It produces a beautiful glossy finish. However, using the SEMCO teak sealer over the top of the CPES* will not work well.

Doc

* These products are unavailable, we are selling comparable products that will perform these same tasks. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with which products to use.

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