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geoyakult

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:36 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:48 am Reply with quote

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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geoyakult

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:53 am Reply with quote

foxhole wrote:
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.


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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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:53 pm Reply with quote

Any oil based varnish will do, avoiding brush marks are down to painting skill and brush quality.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:53 pm Reply with quote

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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