I've just bought oak doors to replace cheap door upstairs. The doors are unfinshed and, although convincing, are not solid (I think! - the label gives the 5mm trimmimng limit). I want a natural look - as close to unfinished as possible - and had intended on waxing the doors, but on unpacking have discovered the following instructions on the back of the label:
"This door is produced from kiln dried timber and must be completely sealed with a paint or a varnich prior to hanging. This door is not suitable for the use of waxes, polishes, or oils, as this does not seal the door"
I presume the reason for this is to prevent warping?
Can anyone tell me whether I should heed the advise on the label, and if I must, what I can use so that I still get a natural, non-glossy finish similar to that which waxing would give?
i am a polisher and the best way to seal the doors would be to use a pre cat laquer finish. This is available in aerosol cans in different sheen. Matt up to gloss. Would advise to use a sealer first. Spray with grain. Use a mask and do it outside. hope this helps.
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