Messmer's Caribbean ExtremeMessmer’s Caribbean Extreme Teak Oil Finish protects and conditions Teak, Mahogany or any other exotic wood with the triple protection of three UV absorbers and stabilizers.
Caribbean Extreme Teak Oil Finish is a penetrating wood stain and oil finish that beautifies and protects exterior wood, providing a natural appearance. It is ideal for use on teak, ipe, brazilian redwood, mahogany, meranti, massaranduba and other exotic dense hardwoods. Caribbean Extreme Teak Oil Finish contains fungicides and UV absorbers of the highest quality. It does not form a surface film when properly applied and is not subject to peeling and flaking. To recoat, just clean the wood surface and reapply. No stripping or sanding is necessary.
On hardwoods, the product can be expected to last for 1-2 years. The time element will vary depending on conditions such as sunlight, weather and direction of exposure.
Clears with no pigmentation do not offer UV protection or color retention. Our products contain Transparent Iron Oxide pigments which absorb UV radiation while allowing visible light to pass through. This results in a finish that highlights the natural beauty of the wood while still protecting it. The Caribbean Extreme line contains extra UV absorbers for maximum protection from the sun.
This is usually caused by oversaturation of the product on the wood. Remember, the product must be able to penetrate completely to work properly. Remove any excess material promptly, 30-45 minutes after application.
Yes, provided the previous finish has sufficiently weathered to allow penetration of the product. Before application, clean the surface with Wood & Deck Cleaner or sand to a new surface.
We recommend surface and air temperatures between 45F and 90F. Avoid application in direct sunlight on hot days. If the wood is hot to the touch, it is too hot to apply Messmer’s Caribbean Extreme.
Water beading is accomplished by adding waxes or paraffin to the stain. These additives do not last very long and are not good permanent water repellents, in addition to this they interfere with adhesion should you decide to paint over the stain. That’s why we don’t use them in our products. The product fills the pores of the wood, providing excellent water repellency that will last.
We wouldn’t recommend it. The product needs at least 24-48 hours to dry in good conditions. If a newly stained wood is rained on, the rain can force the stain up out of the pores of the wood, leaving a blotchy appearance. It’s best to wait until there is no precipitation expected for 48 hours. In some regions, this may mean waiting for a different time of year to finish the deck.
Yes, Caribbean Extreme is an excellent choice for almost any exterior hardwood surface, including vertical surfaces. Make sure the surface is clean, dry, and any previous coatings have either weathered away or been removed. Do not use over paints or other film forming coatings, it’s designed to penetrate into bare or weathered wood surfaces.
No. The only way to get a shiny surface on the wood is by using a multiple coat, film forming finish. We don’t recommend clear film forming finishes on decks because they are slippery when wet, they will eventually peel, and they are difficult to maintain and recoat. When properly applied, a penetrating finish like UV Plus for Hardwood Decks will not be shiny, it will have a natural, matte look.