Oil/stain/wax questions..

6 Sep 2008
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United Kingdom
I've some beech that I'd like to make look a little more grey (not silvered/weathered) so I'm looking for grey stains. While browsing osmo's product range I came across their "oil stain" which the website label said was for "professional installation only"
What does this mean? Some specific tool required? Or is it a "not for numpties" thing?

Separately, I have a stack of unfinished American white oak doors that I'd like to finish with oil rather than lacquer (don't really like the lacquered look). I'd like to oil them with a product that will perhaps enhance the contrast of the grain without darkening the door too much - any recommendations?

These doors will be paired with beech skirting (not the grey above) and I'd like to use a finish that will darken the beech slightly to bring it closer to the oak, again while making the grain stand out a little more. Any product recommendations for this? Will it be OK to use if the skirting is in contact with a cream carpet, in terms of colour transfer/staining?

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