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Sikkens Cetol Marine Wood Finish, Gallon - Interlux
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Cetol Marine is a durable translucent satin protective wood finish, formulated with a special alkyd resin and high quality synthetic UV-absorbing pigments which shield wood against damaging UV rays. It produces an attractive dark amber look to wood and can be used for interior or exterior wood.

Synthetic Finishes
Cetol® Marine is an easy to apply, low maintenance alternative to oils and varnishes. Cetol is formulated with synthetic pigments to protect the wood from exposure to UV and keep it looking beautiful with the least maintenance necessary.

It is flexible, resistant to impact damage and abrasion it allows for natural expansion and contraction of wood.

How is Cetol® Marine Different?
Cetol Marine contains synthetic transparent iron oxide pigments, which shield the wood against sunlight. This effectively protects the wood's lignin, a key component in its strength, which is degraded by exposure to UV. It is these pigments that give Cetol Marine its attractive appearance.

Cetol Marine durable surface film protects the wood from the elements and marine environment. It has excellent weathering properties and, importantly, is flexible. This characteristic means that its protective shell is very resistant to impact damage and abrasion, and allows for natural expansion and contraction of wood.

Cetol Marine is microporous, allowing the wood to breathe. This helps to keep the moisture content of the wood stable as it allows it to escape from the wood. It also means it may be applied to wood with a higher moisture content (up to 18%) compared to varnish application.

Cetol Marine penetrates the surface of the wood on application, providing long-term water repellence and protecting the wood from water damage.

Cetol Marine is formulated to a lower viscosity than most varnishes. This allows excellent wood penetration, easy and rapid application of coats and superb flow and leveling preventing the need for sanding between coats.

This, combined with its quick drying, makes it a really easy-to use. Cetol Marine is formulated for use on all marine woods, and is particularly suitable for tropical hardwoods like teak.

How Do I Prepare The Wood Prior to Using Cetol® Products?
Exterior - New Wood
1 Wipe the wood with Special Thinner 216 to remove the oils from the surface. After evaporation of Special Thinner 216, sand all exterior surfaces with 120-grit sandpaper.
2 Remove all sanding dust by vacuuming followed by wiping the surface with a dampened cloth with Interlux® Brushing Liquid 333. Let the surface dry completely.
3 Wipe the surface once more and let dry completely before applying Cetol
Interior - New Wood
1 Spray the surface with clean water to wet the wood.
2 Clean the surface with a solution of Tri-Sodium Phosphate (TSP) dissolved in warm water. Apply the solution and scrub the wood with a sponge/synthetic abrasive pad.
3 Rinse the surface with a damp sponge until completely free of the cleaning solution.
4 Let the wood surface dry out completely before coating (i.e. the moisture content must be below 18%).
5 Lightly sand the wood with 180-220 grit sandpaper along the length of the grain.
6 Use a brush or vacuum to remove all sanding dust.

Disclaimer: Charts apply to Interlux products only. The information provided is not intended to be exhaustive. Because does not know how this information is being used, they cannot take responsibility for any actions as a result.

The performance of marine paint on many factors outside the control of, including surface preparation, proper application, and environmental conditions. Therefore, cannot guarantee this product's suitability for your particular purpose or application.

By purchase or use of this product, buyer agrees that the sole and exclusive remedy, if any, is limited to the refund of the purchase price or replacement of the product at's option.

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Perfect for picnic tables
by Mark from Pottstown, Pennsylvania on June 18, 2014
This product is ideal for picnic tables and unfinished outdoor wood furniture.Applies easily. Note - original formula will darken finish.
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