Painting & Decorating Question

How do i prep a handrail before varnishing?

Want to varnish my handrail for my staircase. It has been in situ fr quite a while and I want to now varnish it. I am conscious of the possible grease on the handrail. How should I prep the handrail before varnishing so that any grease does not cause me a problem.

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Best Answer

The best way to ensure no grease and to get the maximum smooth effect that you would want is to wipe over the lot with a rag and a bottle of whitespirt/turps, this will remove any grease/residue that could effect the varnish finish. Then rub softly in the direction of the grain in the wood with a good quality wire wool. This will ensure that there are no sanding marks in the grain of the wood. Hope this helps!

AHD Decorating

Answered 8th Jan 2013

AHD Decorating

Member since 16 Mar 2012

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