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I got lots of external oak windows that were treated to osmo before fitting, they went black grey after a while looke bad so the painter sanded and varnished them ??? Now look a bit dull . What’s the best stuff to put on em please boys. Cheers

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No reason for the arches to fail

Thinking back to when I was in the game, we used Sadolin a lot. Used on all hardwood frames. Good finish and kept its colour. Don’t know if it’s still used. Jok.

Ogbrey. No what mate. Them arches almost can’t possibly collapse.  Jok.

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Thinking back to when I was in the game, we used Sadolin a lot. Used on all hardwood frames. Good finish and kept its colour. Don’t know if it’s still used. Jok.

Wilko`s did sell it. Mind that was a few years ago, 

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4 minutes ago, jok said:

Thinking back to when I was in the game, we used Sadolin a lot. Used on all hardwood frames. Good finish and kept its colour. Don’t know if it’s still used. Jok.

Homebase sells it but, you can buy it cheaper on line. 👍

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41 minutes ago, W. Katchum said:

Thing with wood outside is it rots quick, both uv an water, if you want to keep the colour then use oil or summat but if you want better protection use summat with more colour in it, depends how often you wanna redo them aswell, tung oil is good as are some varnishes 👍

Yep Tung oil is good as well.I know my pal whos a proper old school carpenter and Joiner who does a lot of specialist conservation stuff with oak told me never to seal it with paint of varnish but use some kind of oil.

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We’ve just fitted a set of exterior green oak doors to a property in Bath at the owner request 😂 .Got the chap to sign a disclaimer as I’m not going back and forth every week  to plane them then add on an inch of stopper on a month later .

Hes had them treated with some oil that allows it to breath .

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I've used that osmo oil on all of the internal wood here, my mates a chippy and said it is the bollocks... 

Not used it on any external wood though (oh 1 oak lintel)... 

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Cheers  boys osmos great but I think for external stuff it’s bollox oaks overpriced and looks shit after a while a mate had a cantilever gate made out of a hardwood and it looks great yeArs after can’t remember the name maybe sepaly or something???

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15 minutes ago, Qbgrey said:

Cheers  boys osmos great but I think for external stuff it’s bollox oaks overpriced and looks shit after a while a mate had a cantilever gate made out of a hardwood and it looks great yeArs after can’t remember the name maybe sepaly or something???

Its Sapele,  its a good exterior wood....ive only used the osmos stuff for worktops. 

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26 minutes ago, Qbgrey said:

Cheers  boys osmos great but I think for external stuff it’s bollox oaks overpriced and looks shit after a while a mate had a cantilever gate made out of a hardwood and it looks great yeArs after can’t remember the name maybe sepaly or something???

I'm looking at having a few windows made in wood for a cottage here, 2 of them are arched type, the current ones are rotten so rip out and start again... was thinking oak, but will look at alternatives now I think 

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