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    • sak46
    • By sak46 20th Nov 08, 3:42 PM
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    Which varnish for oak veneer doors
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    • 20th Nov 08, 3:42 PM
    Which varnish for oak veneer doors 20th Nov 08 at 3:42 PM
    Hello

    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

    Thanks for any help

    Sak 46
    Last edited by sak46; 21-11-2008 at 11:50 AM.
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    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 20th Nov 08, 4:01 PM
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    • 20th Nov 08, 4:01 PM
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    • 20th Nov 08, 4:01 PM
    Personally I would look at Waxing them.

    You could have a look at this

    http://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/categories/wood-finishes/wood-waxes.htm?gclid=CIrrx-GPhJcCFQmKMAodJ2GKZA

    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.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
  • nickj
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    • 20th Nov 08, 5:37 PM
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    • 20th Nov 08, 5:37 PM
    i agree with ariba , waxing gives a much nicer finish
    • sak46
    • By sak46 20th Nov 08, 5:53 PM
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    • 20th Nov 08, 5:53 PM
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    • 20th Nov 08, 5:53 PM
    Personally I would look at Waxing them.

    You could have a look at this

    http://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/categories/wood-finishes/wood-waxes.htm?gclid=CIrrx-GPhJcCFQmKMAodJ2GKZA

    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.
    Originally posted by ariba10

    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
    • sak46
    • By sak46 21st Nov 08, 11:52 AM
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    • 21st Nov 08, 11:52 AM
    Oak veneer doors
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    • 21st Nov 08, 11:52 AM
    Any more suggestions or advise please

    Thanks
  • tim441
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    • 21st Nov 08, 12:45 PM
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    • 21st Nov 08, 12:45 PM
    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.
    • jennifernil
    • By jennifernil 22nd Nov 08, 1:03 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 1:03 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 08, 1:03 AM
    I would use Ronseal Satin Varnish. Not tinted, just plain.
    • sak46
    • By sak46 26th Jan 09, 7:27 PM
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    • 26th Jan 09, 7:27 PM
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    • 26th Jan 09, 7:27 PM
    Just wondering if anybody had any more suggestions please.

    Thanks Sak 46
    • jenny-wren
    • By jenny-wren 26th Jan 09, 8:03 PM
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    • 26th Jan 09, 8:03 PM
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    • 26th Jan 09, 8:03 PM
    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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    • adandem
    • By adandem 27th Jan 09, 9:30 AM
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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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