The Complete Refit of Trim - Part III Epoxy Bonding, King Plank Pattern, Filling and Finishing
06 September 2006 | Long Beach Shoreline Marina, CA
Figure 19 - Steve working very diligently on a VERY calm summer day as he sands away more than 160 pounds of teak, epoxy and filler to achieve the smoothest finish possible before completion of the teak deck project.
The majority of the sanding is completed with the orbital and 60 grit pads followed by 80 grit. In order to achieve a swirl-free finish, it will be necessary to rent a large finish sander and lots of 120 grit screen. Sanding and finishing required 2 full weekends and $300 worth of sander rentals and pads.
Finally, the day has come to reveal you labor of love, hundreds of hours of devoted time and thousands of dollars in materials�and most importantly, the opportunity to show everyone at the marina that you really did know what you were doing! Once the finish sanding is completed and all swirl marks are removed, the time has come to hydro-wash the teak deck to remove the fine teak dust trapped in the pores and grains of the planks. This step is very important if you want to achieve the brightest golden hue from you teak deck. After hydro pressure washing the deck, allow it to dry for a day before applying oil or finish.