|Home » Forums » Professional Finishing » Message||Login|
You are not logged in. Consider these WOODWEB Member advantages:
Oak Island Top Finish2/11
Read to stain and Finish a Red Oak Island Top for my own kitchen. Want to have a very durable clear coat that would be like is used on Restaurant wood table tops - that will hold up to water from glasses and even the occasional spill that is inevitable.
What finish would you recommend to hold up to moisture? What do they use on Wood Tops in a restaurant to hold up well?
Thanks in advance!
commercial tables in eateries are generally polyester with a catalyzed 2k topcoat.. not exactly diy products...
I've been using a good quality marine varnish (like Epifanes) for bar and table tops. Takes 5 or 6 coats, but looks great and stands up to just about any spill you can throw at it.
As a homeowner you're going to want to use a bar-top epoxy, sometimes available at Lowes.
You will need a heat gun to help dissipate bubbles, and a VERY dust-free environment with very little air movement for it to cure properly. Other than that, just prepare the surface properly, keep it clean, and enjoy the process.