I have an outdoor teak table that I want to be protected against the weather without altering the way it looks too much. I put clear spar urethane on my chairs and was unhappy because they ended up with a wet look and a different color (they were ash wood). How can I prevent this for my table?
Teak is commonly used on boats and usually finished with either varnish or "teak oil". The oil need more regular maintenance than a varnish but this is easier than refinishing a varnished finish. The oil will offer a more natural finish, not appearing as a layer on top of the wood as will varnish. You might try bit on a scrap to see if it satisfies.