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Ronseal Interior Varnish French Oak Satin 750ml

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It has been allowed to grow slowly (unlike American Oak for example) to maximise density, strength and other natural performance characteristics. If oak is being oiled it is a good idea to sand it with sandpaper that is no finer than 150 grit. The reason for this is that the pores of the wood are more open thus allowing the oil to sink into the wood better. Better absorption equals greater protection. Here comes a really important point! Never use harsh chemicals to clean your floor and apply as little water as possible. There are special hardwood floor cleaners that will be kind and effective for you to use. Avoiding too much moisture settling on your wood floor is clear common sense.

Ronseal Diamond hard French oak Satin Wood varnish, 750ml

Before we do the actual polishing, I would like to talk about the finish. The finish itself is a alcohol based finish called 'Shellac'. Shellac is a resin formed from lac bugs in south east Asia. The resin is processed and sold as dry flakes(see picture). There are many different shades of shellac flakes available online. The color varies from gold amber to deep brown caramel. I bought my shellac flakes through this company. Your French oak wood flooring is highly cost effective too. Long term, it will prove far less expensive than replacing carpets regularly or repairing lesser quality flooring. So if after a year the finish is starting to look a little dry and tired then a top up coat to a clean dry surface will help. Depending on the exposure a year might be too soon and the wood will not be ready to accept more oil, so wait another year and look again.As our installation and care guide shows (see above), any wood flooring is wonderfully uncomplicated once it’s in place. Button Shellac Flakes will produce a golden brown polish that is suitable for restoration work and darker timbers.

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French oak flooring is oak originating from France. This very sought-after wood flooring type is popular mostly because of its desirability, which it owes to its reputation. That’s the main reason because it’s either really better or very different from its equivalents originating in the US or Russia. If both sides of the frames are well sealed with durable products then there really should not be too much of an issue to be had here. It is further down the line when one starts to wear and the other does not that the issue may become more obvious and ensuring good maintenance will help to avoid future problems. You may find that this is what has occurred on your banister and I would think that sanding may be the best way to restore the natural colour of the wood. If the effect has penetrated fairly deeply then a Fiddes Oxalic Acid Crystals may also be worth considering, a test area is strongly advised.

Installing French oak hardwood flooring

Original French oak contains saw marks and rough spots from early sawmills, adding to its unique appearance. French oak planks have a worn look from being walked on for decades. European oak refers to oak cut or reclaimed in countries other than France, but French oak is considered the best choice due to its unique finish and higher tannin levels Not all French oak is the same

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