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Exterior woodstain on interior wood?

Postby MarkGordon » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:02 pm

I was planning on staining the banister on our stairs this weekend, but have realised tonight that I've gone and bought ronseal exterior woodstain.

Is there a reason (finish, fumes etc) that I can't use this stain on the banister?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:17 pm

Hi markgordon
There is no reason why you should not use an exterior varnish on interior wood. If the wood is new you could use a water based varnish but this will raise the grain leaving a rough surface. If you are re-varnishing it is better to use a solvent based product.
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