Hello, I am a pensioner, I have just finished several months work of sanding my double staircase down. It nearly killed me. lol The wood is smooth and looks beautiful. What do I do to keep it near the colour it is? Do I just varnish it or wax it? Do I wash it down before with water? Ive never done anything like this before. A male friend has offered to help me out, although he is new to this game himself. Please will you reply in simple terms for me to understand, stating what I would need to buy, plus method of work. Thank you very much indeed Carole XXXXXX
Thank you so much for your simple solution to me. My home is pre 1900 and I believe that it is oak.
Thank you. I,m still not sure whether it is oak. or not. I went into Wilkos and Wickes who informed me that they did not think that Ronseal sold a sealer. They seemed to have everything but this. Will I still be able to wax straight over the bare wood without any other protecter. If so, what wax brand etc would you recommend please
Hello again Carole. i'm sorry for the late reply. In answer, An old fashioned way is to get Beeswax with raw Turpentine. This can be purchased from Liberion. This is applied direct to the wood and put oils back into dry wood. You can get large quantity to brush on. Or from Ronseal 'Quick and easy brushing wax'. Brush on with a clean brush. Then buff off with a soft cloth. This product contains a blend of natural waxes. brush finish and nourishes lost moisture within the wood. Enhances natural beauty of the wood. Then buff off with the soft cloth, (Not a yellow duster, but maybe natural wool cloth) I hope you have a successful finish. Regards Ivor
Thank you so much. I will try this instead. Carole
Thank you so much. Carole xxx