Oak beams

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by duggie121, May 2, 2009.

  1. duggie121

    duggie121 New Member

    Just put some new green oak beams into an old farmhouse, need to stain or oil to match existing? which is the best way to go stain or oil?
    Cheers. Duggie
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    The best way to go is use whatever matches the existing.
  3. potty painter

    potty painter New Member

    Not mentioning the colour of the existing, does tend to make advice difficult to give. Try the Sikkens range you should find something to suit your needs.

  4. duggie121

    duggie121 New Member

    Sorry didnt explain too well, any advantage using oil over stain? will oak accept one better than the other?
  5. potty painter

    potty painter New Member

    Danish oil is often recomended for green oak, in your case and being an interior application. any quality stain/varnish such as Ronseal or Sikkens would suffice. Bear in mind that you still haven't mentioned the shade of the "existing". Therefore advice on matching the two is difficult. My advice is first determine the correct shade, use an oil based product, and thin the first coat with a dash or two of spirit. This will allow good penetration, further coats can then be given to enhance the effect.

  6. Border Hardwood

    Border Hardwood New Member

    Not only for green oak but Danish Oil also delivers a really good protection to any woodworking project without obscuring the color and grain of the wood. It dries and hardens in the wood, not on the wood so your work piece will not have a plastic look.
  7. Boolay

    Boolay Member

    Osmo oil is very good
    KIAB likes this.

Share This Page