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    • mrbg07546
    • By mrbg07546 11th Jul 17, 11:51 PM
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    Best way to apply poly varnish on new oak doors
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    • 11th Jul 17, 11:51 PM
    Best way to apply poly varnish on new oak doors 11th Jul 17 at 11:51 PM
    I have some new oak doors which I want to varnish. What is the best way to apply poly varnish. ? Foam brushes or standard brushes?
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    • Ruski
    • By Ruski 12th Jul 17, 7:42 AM
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    IMHO you'd be better off oiling them - far easier long term maintenance.

    But a decent quality brush will be fine, more thin coats are better than less thick coats and denib between.

    HTH

    Russ
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    • mrbg07546
    • By mrbg07546 13th Jul 17, 1:12 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 1:12 PM
    The doors have recommend notnusing oil
    • lg13mza
    • By lg13mza 13th Jul 17, 1:52 PM
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    they are probably veneered doors, in which case I was also recommended to avoid oil. I would have preferred it, and despite osmo claiming their door oil was suitable, I didn't want to risk ruining 1k worth of new doors. I went with johnstones wood stain applied by synthetic brush.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 13th Jul 17, 2:58 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 2:58 PM
    We treated our oak veneer doors with a hardwax oil, as recommended by the manufacturers. We used Treatex matt hardwax oil but I believe Osmo make one too (Polyx IIRC).
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