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Minwax® Teak Oil

Minwax® Teak Oil

Minwax® Teak Oil protects dense woods and enhances wood grain by penetrating into wood pores, restoring the wood's natural warmth and richness. Teak oil is recommended for outdoor and indoor furniture, and on marine surfaces above the water line. Use Minwax® Teak Oil periodically to refresh your dense woods and help protect them from moisture and UV rays.

Product Details

Application Tool: brush or cloth
Dry time: 6-8 hours
Cleanup: mineral spirits or paint thinner according to manufacturer’s safety recommendations
Coverage: 125-150 sq. ft. per quart
Coats: 1-2
Recommended Uses: indoor and outdoor furniture and wood surfaces above the water line

* Not for use on outdoor decks, below waterline wood surfaces, and interior floors.


Q. What surfaces is Minwax® Teak Oil recommended for?

Minwax® Teak Oil is great for indoor and outdoor furniture made from hardwoods and on marine wood surfaces above the waterline.

Q. Can I apply Minwax® Teak Oil to wood floors or outdoor decks?

No. Minwax® Teak Oil is not recommended for wood floors or outdoor decks.  Minwax® Teak Oil protects dense woods from moisture and UV rays by penetrating into the wood pores.  Minwax® Teak Oil does not create a protective film on wood surfaces such as Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane which is recommended for wood floors.  For outdoor decks try Thompson's® Water Seal®.

Q. Does Minwax®Teak Oil contain UV inhibitors?

Minwax® Teak Oil does contain UV protection to delay the sun from graying the wood over time.

Q. How do I apply Minwax® Teak Oil?

Minwax® Teak Oil can be applied with a clean cloth or a brush.  Apply Minwax® Teak Oil to bare wood or to wood that is free of old finishes, then wipe off any excess moving in the direction of the wood’s grain.

Q. Should Minwax® Teak Oil be applied repeatedly?

Yes. Minwax® Teak Oil should be reapplied whenever the wood appears to be dry or worn out in order to restore the effectiveness of the finish.

Q. Can I apply a topcoat over Minwax® Teak Oil?

Yes, a topcoat such as Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane can be applied over Minwax® Teak Oil. Although we recommend that Minwax® Teak Oil be reapplied to dry, worn out wood, a topcoat such as Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane will offer additional protection. Wait a minimum of 72 hours after applying Minwax® Teak Oil before applying additional topcoats.


WARNING! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.


  • Surface must be dry and free of old finishes such as varnish, paint, polish, wax, grease, dirt, and subsurface moisture.
  • If desired, sand to obtain smooth, uniform surface.


  • Lightly shake container for 15 – 20 seconds.
  • Brush or wipe on a generous amount of Minwax® Teak Oil.
  • Allow Minwax® Teak Oil to penetrate into wood for 5 – 10 minutes. Do not wipe off any excess.
  • Apply a second coat and leave on for an additional 15 – 20 minutes. (Do not leave product on wood in excess of 30 minutes total.)
  • Wipe surface completely dry.
  • Ready for use in 6 – 8 hours.

CLEAN UP: Use mineral spirits or paint thinner following manufacturer's safety recommendations.

COVERAGE: 125 – 150 sq. ft. per quart.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature.

MAINTENANCE: Periodically reapply Minwax® Teak Oil to dry, worn out wood in order to restore effectiveness of finish.

NOTE: Above dry times and coverage rates are based on good ventilation, temperature of 77° and 50% relative humidity. Lower temperature, higher humidity, lack of ventilation will extend dry times. Always spot test on inconspicuous area to ensure satisfactory results.