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Helmsman™ Teak Oil

Minwax® Helmsman® Teak Oil


Minwax™ Helmsman™ Teak Oil protects dense woods and enhances wood grain by penetrating into wood pores, restoring the wood's natural warmth and richness.

  • Apply periodically to refresh your dense woods and help protect them from UV rays.
  • Minwax™ Helmsman™ Teak oil is recommended for outdoor and indoor wood furniture, and marine surfaces above the water line.

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: 11-14m2 per 946ml
Coats: 1-2
Recommended Uses: Outdoor and indoor wood furniture and wood surfaces above the water line
Exterior: Interior/Exterior Clear Protection


Surface Preparation:

  • 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.


  1. Lightly shake container for 15 – 20 seconds.
  2. Brush or wipe on a generous amount of Helmsman™ Teak Oil.
  3. Allow Helmsman™ Teak Oil to penetrate into wood for 5 – 10 minutes. Do not wipe off any excess.
  4. 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.)
  5. Wipe surface completely dry.
  6. Ready for use in 6 – 8 hours.

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

COVERAGE: Approximately 11-14m2 per 946ml

STORAGE: Store at room temperature.

MAINTENANCE: Periodically reapply Helmsman™ Teak Oil to dry, worn out wood in order to restore the effectiveness of the finish.

NOTE: Above dry times and coverage rates are based on good ventilation, temperature of 25°C 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What surfaces is Helmsman™ Teak Oil recommended for?

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

Can I apply Helmsman™ Teak Oil to wood floors or outdoor decks?

No. Helmsman™ Teak Oil is not recommended for wood floors or outdoor decks. Helmsman™Teak Oil protects dense woods from moisture and UV rays by penetrating into the wood pores. Helmsman™ 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 Minwax™ Decking Oil.

Does Helmsman™ Teak Oil contain UV inhibitors?

Yes, Helmsman™ Teak Oil does contain UV protection to delay the sun from graying the wood over time.

Should Helmsman™ Teak Oil be applied repeatedly?

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

Material Safety Data Sheet


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