Your platform will “silver” as it ages without care..You do not have to use those “CAUSTIC” teak oils every time to keep your teak looking fresh! Teak Oil used to get the teak back in condition is fine! But to keep it that way USE BKZW, it is a chemical free alternative to caustic teak oil. Bee’s Knees Zipper Wax is a natural wood conditioner! Just gently glide BKZW over your teak with the grain after you have sanded the teak and prepped it, Let the teak and BKZW sit in the sun, yes you can walk on it! however just let your teak and BKZW work together for a couple of hours! Wood accents, copper and brass all polish and condition well when you use Bee’s Knees Zipper Wax!