Solid Oak Doors

How to apply finish to your solid oak door.

Does the process of applying a finish to your solid oak doors fill you with fear, do you think you are not going to be able to do it. In the article below we will give you the simplest and most effective method for applying oil to your solid oak door which will enhance the richness, bring out the grain, colour and character to you solid oak door leaving you with a solid oak door that looks divine and feeling like silk to touch.

Your solid oak door will benefit the most from 2 applications of clear hard wax oil.  Hard wax oil is water repellent, or your preferred oil based coating, the same method will apply to all oils. Begin my making sure the solid oak door has been sanded. Apply the oil with a lint free cloth as not to leave any fluff particles in the oil.

Apply the oil all over the solid oak door,  allow to dry for a few minutes then completely rag over the door with your cloth removing any excess oil and this will bring a beautiful satin smooth look to your solid oak door. Leave the oil to dry overnight. You may have to use a very fine sandpaper to nib if there is a slight raise in the oak, then the  next day repeat the whole procedure to your solid oak door. Applying oil to your solid oak door is easier then applying paint, you have actually oiled your door before you can turn round. Now all that is left to do is to stand back and admire your handy work.

Welcome to Dovetail Joinery’s

We at Dovetail with our new blog offers us  the chance to extend our wealth of knowledge of the solid oak manufacturing trade to you. We offer advice on how to hang a door, apply the finish to your solid oak doors.

For example a choice is offered  on your solid oak ledge and brace door on the positioning of the diagonal brace. We ask which way the door is to be hung looking at the face of the door so that the door is braced correctly as not to look upside down. Or alternatively the braces can be supplied loose for fixing by others.

In our blogs we will now have the space and freedom to offer the help and advice you may require on your choice of items required for your project. Please contact our team for information on special offers, addition to our ranges. or our freephone number 0800 048 2711


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  • Hinckley,
  • Leicestershire,
  • LE10 3JA.
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