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Forum topic by Carol5 posted 09-06-2014 11:25 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-06-2014 11:25 PM

I will be building a window seat with built-in cabinets/bookshelves in my kids room. Haven’t decided on materials yet- am trying to decide whether this will be stained or painted. What finish will be easiest to clean and repair? Common culprits: crayons, pencils, stickers, Tonka trucks, thrown toys…

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#1 posted 09-07-2014 02:57 AM

If stained, water or oil based polyurethane is tough to beat for durability. My paint recommendation would be a lacquer, easy to clean and fairly hard. If you’re trying to avoid dents, hardwood will wear much better than soft.

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