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    Default What finish to use on Victorian Ash Stairs?

    Hi, I need to finish off an open-tread staircase which is made entirely of Victorian Ash. I have been recommended a One-Pack Poly finish by one tradesman whilest another has recommended a Two-pack finish.

    What should I do? Are there any advantages or disadvantages of either finish?

    Much appreciate anyones help. Thanks

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    I think you'll find the two pack finishes will provide the most durable hard wearing finish, although they can contain some chemical nasties so be sure to use a VOC (volatile organic compound) breathing canister. Wattyl make one but I cant remember what its called. This is an internal stair?
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    Wattyl flooring two pack = Estapol 7008

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    Thank you for your advice. Yes, the floor is internal and I was leaning towards the 2-pack myself. The house is currently being built so I will not be impacted by the fumes during the polishing.

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