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Which varnish for oak veneer doors
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Old 20-11-2008, 3:42 PM
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Default Which varnish for oak veneer doors

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We are about to have 8 unfinished oak veneer doors fitted at 30 per door, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a varnish for these doors, we have looked at the Ronseal perfect finish varnish in light oak , can anybody recommend this or offer any advice on other products that we may use

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Personally I would look at Waxing them.

You could have a look at this

http://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/...FQmKMAodJ2GKZA

We waxed some hardwood doors and Dado rail about 15 years ago and do not reget it.

With the hard wax you put it on and polish it with 0000 or 00000 grade steel wool.
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Old 20-11-2008, 5:37 PM
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i agree with ariba , waxing gives a much nicer finish
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Personally I would look at Waxing them.

You could have a look at this

http://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/...FQmKMAodJ2GKZA

We waxed some hardwood doors and Dado rail about 15 years ago and do not reget it.

With the hard wax you put it on and polish it with 0000 or 00000 grade steel wool.

Thanks for reply, we would rather wax them, but on the info that came with the doors is says these doors are not suitable for polishing,waxing or treatment with teak oil,- do you think we could choose to ignore that?

Thanks again for any help Sak46
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Default Oak veneer doors

Any more suggestions or advise please

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Old 21-11-2008, 12:45 PM
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i too have used hard wax - OSMO. I can see no reason that it would not work fine on veneer. Can you not check with supplier why it says not suitable for polishing, waxing or treatment with teak oil?

i guess some products could cause veneer to lift - but would not expect that to be a major issue or happen normally.
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I would use Ronseal Satin Varnish. Not tinted, just plain.
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Just wondering if anybody had any more suggestions please.

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We inherited a mixture of finishes on our doors. Some are varnished, some are just stained. The stained doors gather dust and are more difficult to clean than the varnished doors - a simple damp cloth once in a while sorts the varnished doors out. I imagine waxed doors would be similar to the stained doors - dust would stick more readily. If the doors are plain in design it's not an issue but if they're like ours (6 panel), I'd opt for the varnish. That's what we plan to do when we replace our doors this year.
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I had a waxed bookcase once which didn't handle heavy cleaning very well at all, my personal choce is oil but if you do varnish, I'd be inclined to use matt.
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