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Forum topic by Ben posted 05-29-2013 01:25 AM 847 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ben

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05-29-2013 01:25 AM

I’m finishing up a custom cabinet/bar job for a small coffee shop.
The counter tops are wormy soft maple and beautiful.

I want a nice natural oil finish that can stand up to water/coffee spills, steam from the espresso machine, etc…
Would Waterlox give me this? Watco/Poly?

Thanks!


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#1 posted 05-29-2013 01:34 AM

Pour on high gloss finish. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BZYYQ0/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 01:55 AM

Shellac…many coats of it will look gorgeous, hold up, and readily touched up in the future. I prefer amber, but clear works well too!

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 02:12 PM

Shellac is good but can be damaged by water after time. Polyuretane is very hard.

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 02:36 PM

Use some General Finishes Arm R Seal and call it a day , however noting is going to like or hold up to alot of steam

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#5 posted 05-31-2013 03:35 PM

Any commercial counter top is going to take a hammering. I suggest you forget any off the shelf products and look at a professional bar top finish in a low sheen. Oils in this instance would need too much maintenance. A commercial grade floor coating might be an idea too. JMO.

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