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Bannister refresh

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by geoyakult, 28 Mar 2012.

  1. geoyakult

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    Hi,

    was wondering anybody could give me advise on what is best to use on my exisiting bannister.

    Currently it is a mahogany color and I'd like to keep it this way. Therefore, the option of sanding down to the bare wood isn't really what I want.

    What do I need to buy, in order to give the existing bannister a new glaze so to speak.

    Bit confused as to whether to use Lacquer, clear varnish etc.

    Also, what best to use in terms of whether a brush or some kind of sponge? I don't want brush strokes to appear.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    Clear varnish applied with a good quality long bristle brush, don't use water based varnish as moisture from you hand will wear it quickly.
     
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    Any chance you could recommend a particular product that I could easily buy from B&Q?

    Using a bristle brush, would it not leave brush strokes on it? Wanting it to be smooth..

    Thanks
     
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    Any oil based varnish will do, avoiding brush marks are down to painting skill and brush quality.
     
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    test any finish you are going to brush on, on a small area first. The biggest problem to look out for is when the applied finish is dry - does it scratch off easily...
     

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