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Waxing/oiling reclaimed pine doors...what shall I use?

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by rossyl, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. rossyl

    rossyl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi Guys,

    I've got doors that currently look like this (unfinished reclaimed victorian pine doors):
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    and I'd like them to have this sort of colour to the finish:
    [​IMG]

    Firstly, what product should i be using (especially given dirt from people contantly touching the doors, and mosture - in terms of the door in the bathroom) - oil, tinted wax..I'm thinking maybe not varnish or stain.
    Secondly - any brands or colours?
    Thanks all.
    R
     
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    I'd use danish oil of some sort.
     
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    Have these doors been dipped? If they have make sure that all the caustic is out of them or it will cause you a problem. You will probably need to use a sanding sealer at first - if you have any antique dealers near you that deal in pine (specialists) they are always a good font of free knowledge ( i should know - i am one!). In my opinion whatever you use dont use Briwax.
     
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    Thanks your opinions would be greatly received

    The doors were treated as follows, however, i do not know how long ago all this happened. Here's where I bought them from and their technique.

    Paint Stripping Service ( North ) London - Middlesex, Essex

    I'm not sure i would want sanding sealer as that would give a lacquered/varnished finish. I'd like more so the real wood feel, but in a colour as shown in the picture.
     
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    I would find out how much they would charge to finish the doors to your spec.It may well be cheaper than you think.
     
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    Speak to a french polisher then way up your time + effort vs what he would charge. At the end of the day he has to cover his callout but the economies of scale mean that a few doors will bring the cost per door right down.
    Get a recommendation though, we needed one after the front door was damaged during a delivery, I chased two away from here who talked out of their ****, then a guy was recommended by the damaging company (John Lewis's I think).
    Brilliant, although I cannot find his number :(
     
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    Funny, I was going to mention Briwax. Why not?
     
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    Interestingly the Briwax on our restored fireplace still looks as good as the day I did it (about 8 years ago)
     
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    I am not keen on the amount of toluene they use in it-but then i have not used it for quite a while so the formula may have changed.I am more used to using waxes on 'brown' furniture and briwax gives far too much of a shine imo.
     
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    But then 'one mans meat'.....
     
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    Our local "dipping" place used to sell 2 bi-products of the stripping process called "gunk" and "water stain"
    Both were very thin & watery but tinted the bare wood to give an "aged" appearance. Last time I bought from them I only used one of their products which was the water stain IIRC.
    After that has dried I then painted on wax which I think was Mayfields or Maylands or something similar, slightly tinted, I think it was called stripped pine. Working on about half a door at a time, apply the wax then buff up with a rag.
    Wax gives a nice tactile finish, but is not waterproof.
     
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    ..and so is a Sikkens, pricey but very good coverage and durability
     
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    I remember my mum using strong tea to stain stripped floor boards then used a matt varnish to seal them!

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    I'd Briwax them and use a bit of cellulose thinners on the rag as I apply it.
     
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    4 or 5 coats of linseed or Danish oil will get them looking like the other picture, brush it on, do a test sample first
     
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    Thanks guys...

    As suggested, I gave the guys a ring who sold the doors - they offer a complete finishing service. They said as standard they use Briwax.

    However...

    For those that have suggested wax, here's an issue I found, stated by Briwax themselves:
    So not so good for the bathroom door?

    and...



    So the area around the door handle/the edges of doors, contantly touched when opening/closing, will require a lot of maintenance.

    http://www.briwaxwoodcare.com/use-questions-answered.htm

    Or does anyone disagree?

    I'll look into Danish oil.
     
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    I'm surprised there's been no mention of Liberon - have a look at their website for advice, products etc. I use their Finishing Oil for furniture - pine, oak and cherry - and really like it!
     

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