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tr7ster

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I'm about to take delivery of three nice new windows with European Oak frames. They're coming unfinished so my first task is to give them however many coats of whatever preserver/varnish/oil is best - what would the PH Massive recommend?

Initial thoughts are Sadolin etc, but I'm not too up to speed on these types of products, and would prefer some real-world advice rather than that from the spotty yoof in the orange apron at the nearest DIY shed.

Aiming to keep them as natural in colour as possible without silvering over time, and keep maintenance down to a recoat every few years if possible.

Over to you...

Blakeatron

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59 months

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Sadolin do a nice 2 part finish - base coat and top coat, a couple of bases rub down and then a couple of top coats.

Apart from that a good quality yacht varnish would do the job, or if you are feeling upto it 8-10 coats of danish oil would do it.

We us the sovereign sx70 - not cheap but seems to last well (again basecoat and topcoat)

Personally I would oil and maintain, but if you cant be too bothered then consider the sovereign stuff.

Bare in mind that the first coat should be redone within the year as this is when the most movement will occur, also make sure to finish or at least finish the parts hidden before instalation.

Edited by Blakeatron on Thursday 10th February 20:49

tr7ster

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Blakeatron said:
Sadolin do a nice 2 part finish - base coat and top coat, a couple of bases rub down and then a couple of top coats.
Just had a look on their website - is that the Sadolin Ultra you mean? I see it mentions a maintenance cycle of up to 7 years; I'll take that with a considerable pinch of salt but sounds like it'll do me!

Blakeatron said:
Apart from that a good quality yacht varnish would do the job, or if you are feeling upto it 8-10 coats of danish oil would do it.
Hmmm, not sure I'd realistically get round to that many coats if I'm totally honest, so maybe not ideal for me!

Blakeatron said:
Bare in mind that the first coat should be redone within the year as this is when the most movement will occur, also make sure to finish or at least finish the parts hidden before instalation.
I wouldn't have thought of this at all, but it makes sense now I do. Getting them installed before the end of the month, so will aim to recoat again sometime before the weather turns too cold at the end of the year - great advice and many thanks!


Hereward

1,621 posts

116 months

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I use Danish Oil on my oak frames. Looks jolly nice. Need about three coats initially (more if the wood is "thirsty") then a maintenance coat every year or so.

benmc

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134 months

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I have used this on mu Iroko windows

http://www.holkhamlinseedpaints.co.uk/products/lin...

Brings out a lovely colour and very easy to apply. Seems to also just need a top-up every year and no stripping back

Ben
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annodomini2

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137 months

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Hereward said:
I use Danish Oil on my oak frames. Looks jolly nice. Need about three coats initially (more if the wood is "thirsty") then a maintenance coat every year or so.
+1 It's higher maintenance, but keeps the look more as you are maintaining it.
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