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varnish for floorboards

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IslaSinga Thu 10-Mar-16 09:23:49

I have spent a good few days sanding the floorboards of my bedroom. They look beautiful, but now it's time to varnish.

So, can you please recommend the best varnish for doing this. Do I need to go for expensive ronseal or would a cheaper wilko alternative work just as well?

justaweeone Fri 11-Mar-16 07:33:22

We always use this instead of varnish
I like the Matt one but you can get a satin finish
Osmo Polyx Oil
Really easy to use and looks great
Lasts ages even on our kitchen floor

chelle792 Fri 11-Mar-16 07:35:07

I too think oil rather than varnish. I think it's teak oil that dh uses at his customers homes

SorrelForbes Fri 11-Mar-16 07:47:05

Have you considered staining the boards and then using a clear varnish over the top?

IslaSinga Fri 11-Mar-16 13:14:40

Aw thank you - sadly you are two Late and I am on to second coat of clear ronseal varnish!

justaweeone Fri 11-Mar-16 17:52:24

Looks lovely!!

Helendouglas72 Thu 17-Mar-16 13:01:06

Nice job! Did you use water based varnish or polyurethane? A builder friend told me the polyurethane lasts longer but it takes a day to dry between coats!!

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