|Forum topic by Jessicajil||posted 06-29-2015 04:10 AM||431 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-29-2015 04:10 AM
I have a Victoria extending dining table which is also our kitchen table. It came with a house we bought and the whole family used it for evening from carpentry (when I want looking) to painting and home work.
After the children left home I had it re – polished with a ‘hard’ shellac top coat, and it really glowed because the carpenter just cleaned it but didn’t sand it hard so the patina and history is still there.
That was lovely whilst I was on my own, but my new husband gets very frustrated with having to be ‘careful’, and insists we have a cover on it. I miss the sight of the wood which I have always loved. Worse still, now I have grandchildren using it for everything, and they get water under the cover and we are getting white patches if I forget to check, or leave the cover lifted up for it to dry.
I’d like to put a coat of something on it so that it is heat proof and water resistant, so that I can leave the cover off and enjoy the table again.
Is that possible? If so what do I use? I’m in the UK.