Removing a laquer finish
I've just had some oak doors made which have had a clear semi-matt lacquer applied and I really don't like it. It feels as though it takes away any life from the wood giving it an almost 'fake' feel that could be mistaken for laminate. It's not laminate, but do you know what I mean?
I've a lovely oak box sash window upstairs that's just the opposite - it's dead matt and I think either untreated, or maybe oiled somehow, but that's all.
Would it be possible to remove the lacquer from the new doors? And if so how? And would it be advisable to oil them afterwards, or just to leave them to slowly develop the natural look I'm after?