Asked on Oct 9, 2017

Easiest way to give my round oak kitchen table a new table-top look

Sarah McswainNancy TurnerFauxgal


look. thanks must be very durable!

3 answers
  • Fauxgal
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Oak has a grain that pretty much cannot be covered up without a LOT of work.
    So, start with cleaning it really well.
    Then electric sand it in the direction of the grain only. Clean that off.
    Wipe it down with white rubbing alcohol.
    I recommend PPG/Porter Paints Advantage 900 paint, in semi-gloss sheen. It is very, very durable.
    Put very thin coats on, and let each coat dry overnight.
    In the end, once the color has built up sufficiently, you will not need to put a sealing poly coat on.
    BUT you can't use (or set anything on) your table for at least a week.
    Paint takes 30 days to cure.
    IF your weather is wet for very long, then you will need even longer before you use it.
    ANY furniture that is meant to take a beating must be allowed cure before use, no matter what paints you use.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Do you want to paint or is the top ok to just restain?
  • Sarah Mcswain
    on Oct 9, 2017

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