Well, it wasn't really "doing it" for me anymore. Too dark. Kinda dirty. OK...filthy. Time for a change!
So I tried a White Wash treatment - one part white paint + one part water = looks fine going on, but not so good 10 minutes later when the teak stain starts seeping through.
A gooey yellow mess!
Enter this rather desperate solution - Clear Polyurethane + Wysteria Blue Craft Paint:
The bluish-purple color countered the yellow stain seeping through and the polyurethane stopped any more seepage from happening. It also gave the bench a weathered, beachy look. Thank goodness!
Is it possible for a piece of furniture to be happy? I sure think this one is!