Finish on interior doors

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    This is hopefully an easy question but I've struggled to find an answer so far!

    We've recently had some interior pine doors fitted from Howdens. These ones:

    https://www.howdens.com/doors-joine...internal-softwood-doors/sa-clear-pine-glazed/

    We're very happy with them and are considering what to finish them with. We've ruled out painting or staining so I guess we're looking at varnishing them.

    Our joiner wasn't sure what product would be best and suggested asking Howdens. I popped into my local branch but all they did was read what it says in the brochure: "Suitable for staining, painting or varnishing". I could have done that myself!

    So does anyone know what product would be best?

    In particular, could we use Danish Oil? The reason I ask is we've recently used this on our oak staircase.
     
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    You can oil them, best done flat to avoid drips. Several applications can be done in a few hours as it dries and is absorbed quickly.
     
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    Oil won't cause the door to fall apart, will it? That is what prompted my query! Some things on line saying oil will melt the glue or something?
     
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    Oil is fine. :)
     
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    Great, thanks.

    I read somewhere that Danish Oil on pine will reallybring out the yellow of the wood. I'm now wondering whether a specific Oak-coloured stain/varnish would better match our oak staircase... Any advice?
     
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    stained pine allways looks like stained pine
     
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    Take the door off its hinges and do a sample patch on the bottom edge.

    You'll need to take the door off to work on it flat anyway.
     
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    Do I have to take the doors off? I'd really rather not...

    The panes have plastic on them to protect them. Can I not just apply the oil vertically?
     
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    You can add wood dye to danish oil to darken, it does dilute the colour, so for an oak pale effect, dark oak would be needed.
     
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