On Sep 22, 4:50 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Sorry to all for the busted links. I hate that when it happens.
If I were looking for a pine board look, one that I wanted for the
appearance of pine, I would make sure as I said before and as others
have posted as well that the wood was as stable as I could get it.
Then I would go over the top with a product like this, based on the
"regular" pricing, not the commercial grade stuff:
The Steebar is particular product I have heard of being used
successfully, but I have not installed it myself.
I have seen other epoxy type finishes installed at bars and high
traffic areas in restaurants. They are not anything more than about
3/32" to 1/8" of a coat of resin (although some are made to leave a
1/4" thick coating) covering the wood below. This is what you see
when you go to a restaurant and see baseball cards, concert tickets,
coins, etc, memorialized in plastic.
These plastic/resin coating are pretty much impervious to all
cleaners, stains, and even pretty abrasion resistant. Normal
scratching and abrasion can be polished out with something like the
Novus line of plastic polishes.
I have seen Behlen's Rock Hard Table Top finish installed, and the
folks that have used it, love it. It is supposed to be a bear to put
on unless you thin it and follow all instructions carefully, but the
end results don't look quite as plastic as the epoxies.
Google: "epoxy table top" and you will get a lot of info and
opinions. Also, if you DAGS the Behlen's finish there are a lot of
posts concerning its application procedures.