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Hi, First post here, been lurking for some time though :)

Recently decided to clad our stairs with oak before putting a runner on them. We have used oak flooring which we have through the rest of the house, but have sanded it down to plain wood (no finish) then put a bullnose on it for the edge of the step.
We now need to finish the wood again, so as it matches the rest of the flooring, but i havent got a clue what to use!

The floor appears to have a lacquer on it, and when it has been sanded has left a nasty white residue over everything. I can pop a photo up if that would help.

So do you guys have any idea what i need to coat this with to enable me to get a fairly good match to the rest of the house.

Thanks in advance

Nathan
 

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You will need to get rid of the white residue from the oak before you treat with anything else.

I did my conservatory oak floor earlier this year and it took a fair while to get all the white residue off which is still part of the lacquer. If you try to put a finish on the oak without removing this it will look awful.

How do I know, I've made this mistake.

Hope this helps.
 

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Waka":fxjubqjh said:
You will need to get rid of the white residue from the oak before you treat with anything else.

I did my conservatory oak floor earlier this year and it took a fair while to get all the white residue off which is still part of the lacquer. If you try to put a finish on the oak without removing this it will look awful.

How do I know, I've made this mistake.

Hope this helps.

Hi thanks for your post, sorry, dont think i was too clear, i am back to wood, all white residue has now gone, i just stated that so as it may gave someone a clue as to what i need to use so as I get a similar finish again. Sorry for the confusion.

Many Thanks
Nath
 

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Ah Silly me,

You can get from the likes of B&Q some varnish that is called Diamond Hard, I have used this in the past and been very pleased with the results.
 

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