Teak Life Announces New Color and eCommerce for Superior Teak Wood Protection

Strathroy, Ontario, Canada (May 2, 2022) – Teak Life, a line of products designed to provide long-term protection and maintenance of teak decks, has announced a new color for its line of teak deck wood protection and finishes, as well as the launch of online shopping in North America.

Beginning immediately, North American customers can order Teak Life UV and Teak Life UV Topcoat online for delivery within North America at www.teaklife.com  

Additionally, to further enhance the graceful wear and beauty of teak, the company has replaced its Tan color with Tan Light. The former Tan color can be maintained with the new Tan Light Color.

“Tan was our most popular color and we’ve now formulated a new color, Tan Light, that is a clearer version, which means it will continue to meet customer preference for a natural tone, while at the same time further boosting the aesthetics and offering superior protection,” said Caroline March-Long, Director of Sales & Marketing at Teak Life.

Watch this video to learn best practices for applying Teak Life products: https://teaklife.com/how-to-video/.

The Teak Life family of products was born from a passion for the sea combined with a passion for the beauty and performance of wood. Backed by more than three decades of Sansin’s wood coatings development experience, this line of marine-grade products is designed specifically to restore, protect and maintain teak decks year after year.


Teak Life UV: Available in two tones, including the new Tan Light and Dark, Teak Life UV extends the life of teak decks and furniture by protecting against UV damage and discoloration.

Teak Life Natural Weathering: A teak sealer that wears gently and reduces teak deck maintenance by preventing darkening and moisture absorption, allowing teak to weather to a beautiful silver grey and dramatically improving water repellence and dimensional stability of teak.

Teak Jammer: A high-performance seam sealant and structural adhesive, specially designed for complex marine bonding and sealing applications such as teak decks.

About Teak Life (www.teaklife.com)
Teak Life was born from a passion for the sea – and a passion for the beauty and performance of wood. Teak Life is a new family of products from Sansin, a global leader in wood protection focused since 1986 on creating the best performing, most beautiful wood finishes in the world – and staffed with passionate sailors. As with all our products, our goal at Teak Life is to be the world-wide choice for customers who demand the absolute best in performance and beauty for their yachts.

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Contact: Caroline March-Long, 1-877-726-7461 or cml@sansin.com

Teak Life: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Deck

Whether you are restoring an old teak deck or protecting a new one, Teak Life can extend the life of your deck, protecting it from sun, salt and spray. Teak Life was born from a passion for the sea combined with a passion for the beauty and performance of wood.

The robust Teak Life product line includes: Teak Life Wood Wash, which creates a clean, natural-looking wood surface; Teak Jammer, a high-performance seam sealant and structural adhesive; Teak Life UV, a teak finish available in two tones, and Teak Life UV Topcoat, which blends with Teak Life UV as a top- and maintenance coat.

Here are the step-by-step instructions you need to follow to successfully protect your teak deck.

  • Remove Old Caulking: With any project, preparation is the most important first step. Remove any dried out, brittle caulking between the planks using a knife or an oscillating saw equipped with a special bit, being careful not to splinter the teak as you work.
  • Sand Thoroughly: Protect the fiberglass and hardware components of the boat with tape, then sand the surface of the teak using 60 grit paper. This important step will level the surface and open the pores of the wood to prepare it for absorbing the Teak Life finish.
  • Apply Teak Jammer: Tape the teak boards, ensuring the tape does not get into the joints where you will be applying Teak Jammer. Using a caulking gun, apply Teak Jammer into the joints, being careful to get the product all the way to the bottom of the joint. Teak Jammer sets quickly, so work in small areas, taking time to trowel off the excess product before moving to the next section. Apply light pressure as you trowel to ensure the product penetrates the joint completely. Allow the product to cure for about an hour before carefully removing the tape.
  • Apply the Finish: This first coat of Teak Life UV is designed to penetrate deep into the wood, protecting it against UV light. Teak Life UV Topcoat is the second coat, which will also be the maintenance coat that you will reapply every 9-18 months depending on the usage and exposure of your boat, as well as your geographic location. It’s important to keep the first coat really wet, allowing it to soak into the wood before wiping away any excess product with a dry brush or cloth. Perform this work on a cloudy day or at the least out of direct sunlight and extreme heat will help you achieve a beautiful and durable finish.

One last note: be proactive about maintenance. Inspect the finish every 12-18 months and apply a maintenance coat to help keep the wood protected and looking beautiful.

To learn more, go to TeakLife.com.

Scandinavian Teak Deck Features Teak Life Marine Finishes for Yacht Owners & Shipyards Across Europe

Strathroy, Ontario, Canada and Teerijärvi, Finland (June 23, 2021) – Scandinavian Teak Deck, a new Teak Life Dealer based in Teerijärvi, Finland, now offers Teak Life wood protection products to its discriminating clientele of yacht owners and shipyards. Available for online purchase in Tan and Dark colors, Teak Life UV extends the life of teak decks by protecting against UV damage and discoloration in as little as one coat.

“Shipbuilding has a strong history in Scandinavia, and we are proud to deliver teak decks to some of the world’s most distinguished shipyards as well as discerning motorboat, sailboat, and yacht owners,” said Johanna Joutsen of Scandinavian Teak Deck. “Teak Life allows our customers to rest easy knowing their teak decks will not only look beautiful, but will also be well-protected from the elements.”

Teak Life UV is recommended for use on new and old teak decks, along with furniture and other teak surfaces. It dramatically improves the dimensional stability of teak while also enhancing and maintaining its natural beauty. Sustainable maintenance of the finish requires a simple soap and water cleaning and application of Teak Life UV Topcoat.

To watch a video on how to apply Teak Life products visit https://teaklife.com/how-to-video/.

“Teak Life is a line of marine-grade products that was developed from a passion for boating combined with a passion for the beauty and performance of wood,” said Caroline March-Long, Teak Life Marketing & Sales Director. “We are proud to partner with Scandinavian Teak Deck to help ensure their customers will enjoy their teak decks for years to come.”

To learn more about Teak Life products, go to www.teaklife.com.

About Scandinavian Teak Deck (www.stdeck.fi)

Scandinavian Teak, one of the world’s leading teak decking companies, manufactures teak deckings for mega-, motor-, and sailing yachts located anywhere in the world. Situated in Ostrobothnia, where boatbuilding has been an important source of income since the 16th century, Scandinavian Teak Deck is proud to deliver teak decks to some of the world’s most distinguished ship yards like Nautor´s Swan and Baltic Yachts. Originally founded in 1998, the company  has grown over the last decade from a one-man company to currently employing 35 workers.

About Teak Life (www.teaklife.com)

Teak Life was born from a passion for the sea – and a passion for the beauty and performance of wood. Teak Life is a new family of products from Sansin, a global leader in wood protection focused since 1986 on creating the best performing, most beautiful wood finishes in the world – and staffed with passionate sailors. Teak Life is the world-wide choice for customers who demand the absolute best in performance and beauty for their yachts.

Contact: Caroline March-Long, 1-877-726-7461 or cml@sansin.com

Summer 2021

Jet and Bjørn

From the newsletter..

TEAK LIFE HELPS HOLLAND COUPLE ENJOY LIFE ON MARTIN 60-FOOTER

Racing and recreational sailing are a way of life for Jet and Bjørn, a couple from Holland who have spent more than four decades together enjoying water sports. While sailing in the North Sea Regatta in Scheveningen 24 years ago, they spotted a huge white yacht that captured their attention. It turned out to be a 1996 Martin Marine 60-footer – the latest acquisition of German industrialist and yachtsman Wilhelm “Willi” Illbruck. The timeless boat, named Pinta Smeralda and designed by Judel Vrolijk, was built as a cruiser with a Volvo ocean hull and carbon construction. The couple never imagined they could afford such a ship, but they couldn’t get it out of their minds. Twelve years later they found out the Pinta Smeralda was for sale, and they jumped at the chance to purchase it.

April 2020 Newsletter

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The Dalhousie Sailing Team

Sansin Helps Sailing Team Reach New Heights

Sansin is proud to have been the 2019/2020 sponsor of The Dalhousie Sailing Team, a Tier 1 club at Dalhousie University, based in Halifax, Canada. The Dalhousie Sailing Team comprises four teams, including a Keel Boat and Dinghy team, with 35 sailors who practice for the chance to attend Regattas throughout the year, compete against other university teams and advance their professional sailing skills.

With Sansin’s sponsorship, the team was able to attend more regattas throughout the year and send more sailors to each competition. The year’s season ended with a big event in Florida, called the Mid-Winters Keel Boat Regatta, hosted by the Canadian Intercollegiate Sailing Association. Sansin congratulates the Dalhousie team for placing 2nd overall in this competitive race.

According to Mauraine Bos, the VP of Dalhousie Sailing Team, “As many know, sailing is not an inexpensive sport, so we are very grateful for the opportunities this sponsorship affords us.”

Congratulations to Swan 53: 3rd in-class finish in Mackinac distance race

Vrijheid, a Swan 53, recently had its extensive teak deck refinished in Teak Life UV Gray. Vrijheid took 3rd in class in the 2018 Bayview Mackinac Race, and the teak deck proved invaluable during sail changes with the deck awash.

The owner cruises extensively with his Swan and values the UV protection provided by Teak Life UV, extending the life of his deck indefinitely. Whether it’s on a classic racing yacht or family cruiser, Teak Life proves itself in maximizing the value and reducing the maintenance normally associated with a teak deck.

Find out more about Teak Life UV. 

New 2018 Color for Teak Life

The 2018 season kicked off with a new, exciting natural tone – Teak Life UV Tan. Most recently applied to a Pieter Beeldsnijder-designed 18.3m motor cutter based in the Netherlands, the boat was cruised extensively this summer in fresh and saltwater around the North Sea and Holland, putting Teak Life UV to the test.

The owner not only appreciated the new color, but he also found that he could keep the decks clean much easier compared to other treatments and products. Although Teak Life is known to last 50 percent longer than competitive treatments, Teak Life UV can be touched up quite easily, only requiring a light cleaning and maintenance coat. This approach means less damage to the teak from sanding or scrubbing, extending the life of the deck and making maintenance easier.

Learn more about Teak Life Wood Wash. 

The easier way to keep your teak deck beautiful

There is an indescribable feeling setting foot on a teak deck; maybe it’s knowing that sailors going back to Lord Nelson’s time conquered the seas on the same type of deck, or it simply might be the soft warmth you feel every time you step back on your yacht. Whatever the reasons, along with the beauty and history of teak, comes the practical cost and maintenance of teak. Maintenance for teak can be much easier with the right formula.

Cleaners and other treatment products can create that sought after “bleached” deck appearance, but the frequent maintenance cycle and cleaning methods mean a teak deck is being worn down at a rate faster than regular wear. Now, you have a better option. Teak Life UV offers a formula that not only maintains the aesthetic appearance of teak available in 5 different tones, but also provides greater protection to teak; reducing maintenance cycles and indefinitely extending the life of a teak deck.

Read about Teak Life UV Topcoat for maintenance. 

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