My wife picked up some tray serving tables at a good price. While the tables
are great ,they are finished with a black surface that looks like paint. Can
I use poly over the tops to protect them from scratching etc. I hate to have
to strip and sand a cheap wood product.
Sure. But to make sure you get adhesion first give them a rubbing
with some 400 or finer grit sandpaper to give the poly something to
grab on to (go easy on the edges or you will cut through the color
layer). Dust them off with a vacuum and tack cloth after rubbing it.
I like the water-based poly myself, but oil should be fine too. You
could take a chance without sanding first but that can be hit or miss
depending on the existing finish.
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