Staircase hand rail

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by aldy65, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. aldy65

    aldy65 New Member

    Hi,

    Recently just scraped back a number of layers of paint on an existing hand rail on the stairs, to reveal what looks like oak underneath. I've sanded it all down to a smooth finish and all looks good, however my question what would be the best product to put on top of it to keep the natural wood look but still be durable for touching and wear? A type of clear varnish or some sort of wax?

    Appreciate your advice.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

  3. aldy65

    aldy65 New Member

    ok thanks, would something like the osmo oil be ok too? I'm just trying to a get recommended / suitable product to use to do the job properly.
     
  4. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

  5. aldy65

    aldy65 New Member

    ok thanks, that's the one I was looking at. Not sure whether just a clear varnish would be more durable than oil like with the osmo? As it will constantly be getting touched etc.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  6. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    I'd probably go for something with a colour in it rather than clear, but as above I have no experience with this product.
     
  7. LGC Decorators Ltd

    LGC Decorators Ltd New Member

    Osmo will give a little darker shade anyway. I would say Osmo all the way. Hope it helps.
     
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