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Painting Teak Wood Rocking Chairs

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Are you able to paint teak wood once it has oil on it? I do not like the oil look. What can I do?

By Elaine S

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May 15, 20110 found this helpful

First remove as much oil as possible with lacquer thinners and many rags. Let it dry, put on a primer and then paint. I won't paint Teak, what about some clear varnish?

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May 17, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, wipe it down with White spirit, and then paint lightly, then paint again. Finish with clear lacquer. However, why paint teak. It is so beautiful when nourished. I suspect you have too much wax on it. After the White Spirit cleaning, take another look, perhaps you will like it more.

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