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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:03 pm 
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A customer has asked me to oak finish his new floorboards, am I better off with a stain or wax finish and can you recommend the best product.

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:dunno: Oak floor boards or pine that want staining to look like Oak ?

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Sorry I should have said, they will be pine


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Be careful, if new pine it will darken quite a bit with age (and will become antique pine). A clear hardwax floor oil (osmo) and get out. If you stain them or add colour in any way you have the risk they start complaining it is too dark etc. and you don't sound as if you got spare materials to give them some samples on spare pieces of wood to decide.


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No I absolutely intend to give him some samples, its 25 sqm so i dont want to get it wrong. Ive seen too many people stain/wax pine doors trying to make them look oak and get it wrong.

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grain structure is all wrong will never look like oak
stop using terms like oak and use terms like "wood "--"white wood"or" pine" :lol:

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