photo of cerused oak
photo of cerused oak

Cerused ~ Limed Oak

Cerused or Limed Oak

Cerused Oak was developed back in the 1500s when the French began using a lead based paste to prevent rot in oak beams and panels. This helped protect the wood but also left a beautiful finish that highlights the contrast between the wood and the grain. This finish - called Cerused Oak or Limed Oak - can be used on cabinets, furniture, even hardwood floors, decks and stairs. It is a popular treatment for oak but can also be used on other hard woods.

The Old Village Design Studio uses modern, safe, non-toxic materials to bring a beautiful and unique Cerused Oak look to your floors, doors, cabinets, or stairs. (See our EnveloStrip™ process for safely and quickly removing old paint and finishes from your existing cabinets or doors.)

The stair set shown below is for a home renovation in the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia. We will be added a ceruse treatment and will have more photos soon!

photo of oak stair kit
Oak Stairs before ceruse treatment
photo of oak stair kit
Oak Stairs before ceruse treatment



See how Old Village Master Painters can Preserve and Enhance the Beauty and Value of your Home.

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613
Catering to Fine Homes in the Delaware Valley

215-540-0196 | Email
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