I’m experimenting with Deks Olje a oil varnish on my teak flag pole and ladder steps. I removed the old varnish and preped the pieces using the cleaner, D.1 and D.2 the oil varnish. I put six coats of oil varnish on for maximum longevity. No job is to small! My next project is refinishing teak floor boards for a thirty foot O’Day. I left these pieces out to gage how they hold up over time. The before shot of the flag pole shows just four months of exposure in the harsh marine environment. My method works and will provide years of durability with less work down the road. You can check out my boat at slip E-15. So far one month in the elements on our boat , the pieces look great!