Originally Posted by mike66
My one time with Bristol Finish did not end well.... peeled in one year. Cetol light covered with gloss as been very durable and easy maintenance. Sorry no experience with honey teak. Looking forward to all the opinions.
My one time experience with Bristol also did not come out well. Lots of runs, sags and drips. But it did hold up, at least on mahogany. Marin likes the stuff and has posted here how he applies it (IIRC).
Used to be an Epifanes aficionado for use on the exterior mahogany on our previous boat. Current boat's teak cap rails came with Cetol Natural base coat and gloss topcoats already on them, for who knows how long, and they held up very well for seven years with only a couple of maintenance coats applied. No sanding, just washing and scrubby pad, required.
Wooded the cap rails this fall and decided to redo them with Cetol. Doesn't look like a well done varnish job, but eminently acceptable to us and easy to maintain.