Finishing options on new internal doors

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Iron_Mike, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member


    Recently had glazed genoa oak doors from Howdens fitted.

    Howdens recommend you can either vanish, stain or use osmo oil to finish them.

    What one do you guys recommend?

    Cheers IM
  2. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    My customers seem to like Ronseal Diamond Hard Satin.
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  3. b4xtr

    b4xtr Active Member

    Have Oak doors here, some are Oiled (Danish ?) some are Clear varnished
    On balance i prefer the varnish as the Light Oak has stayed light, whereas on the Oiled they seem to darken
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  4. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Sadolin Clear Polyurathane Satin Varnish, excellent water based product, luvly jubly:)
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  5. Beeero

    Beeero Member

    Osmo polyX raw is the only thing I use brilliant stuff
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  6. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Active Member

    if they are internals i would wax them it bring out the grain
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  7. JustPhil

    JustPhil Active Member

    Another vote for osmo. It’s an oil and wax mix so brings out the grain lovely as above, but very good wearing and easy to apply.
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  8. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member

    Thanks for the advice lads.

    Yes they are internal doors and glazed in the middle.

    Did you take doors off their hinges to oil them?
  9. Gringo28

    Gringo28 Active Member

    The osmo oil is a scary price.
    Water based varnish is a good finish, a lot cheaper and more durable.
    And very easy applied.
  10. LEH

    LEH Active Member

    Fiddes do a hard wax oil, much cheaper than Osmo. I have some waiting to be used so can't vouch for quality just yet but I think they're a reputable company.
  11. Graham Alexander

    Graham Alexander New Member

    Ive used Fiddes hard wax oil for many years now and have never had any issues with it, Thats including refinishing a local pub doors and floor which is 4 years old now and stil looking fine, best of all if you do need to touch up or redo your prep time is drastically cut down. if your confused check out lots of choices and good guidance over the phone.

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