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tcamp

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I'd be very grateful for any suggestions on a finish for an oak dining table. Ideally I'd like something that stands up to wine / food spills.

The table is a fairly simple, modern design so I don't really want to add any colour to the finish i.e. I don't want to give it an antique look.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!

Tim
 

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Hi Tim, wlecome

I bought some Patina on Chris's recommendation and I use it almost exclusively on Oak and Ash now. Lovely finish
 

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Thanks very much Chris & Tony. Next stop, the screwfix web site.

Cheers,

Tim
 

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I've used Patina on an offcut and the finish is very good. However I've realised that oak has a very open grain and I'm thinking if I will need something to fill the grain to avoid stains on the table top.

I'm a complete novice on wood finishing, but I've read on a few web sites of "grain filler" which is apparently used for this purpose. The order of application would seem to be 1) sanding sealer, 2) grain filler & 3) Patina. Does this sound sensible? Does anyone know how I select a sealer & grain filler which will be compatible with Patina?

Many thanks for any suggestions,

Tim
 

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Tim,
each to his own of course but when I finished my table top I did not use any grain filler. I like the feel of the grain through the finish and it has shown no sign of staining - although since the kids arrived it is now covered most of the time :lol:

Others here are better placed to advise on grain fillers I have never used them.

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Tim,
I also meant to say that Patina is pretty bullet proof. I challenge you to find a household product that would stain it.

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Andy,

Thanks for your comments. I would be very happy NOT to go to the bother of using a grain filler, so that's good news. However I'm always happy to rise to a challenge, so I'll try some red wine and coffee on my offcut!

Thanks again,

Tim
 
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