does a sanded dining table have to have a finish? I love how it looks without it?

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  • 1 month ago

    It doesn't "have" to be finished, but when you spill something that stains on it, you'll wish you'd finished it.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    To be simple to maintain and clean up the cherry or grape Kool Aid spills, the coffee and tea spills, the spaghetti spills, the turkey gravey spills and other stuff like dirty hands, and stuff I can imagine but can't list....Yeah you put on a finish.

    You can get a Low Sheen or Low Luster(it is the same thing) or satin finish that has almost NO GLOSS. That protects the wood and helps keep it clean with a simple wipe with a wet rag.

    If there was no finish on your CAR you would be looking at a rusting piece of steel as the water stains it rusty.

    Essentially the same idea. You need the protective layer otherwise you will constantly be sanding the table clean.

    The waterbased varnish is clear like water. The oil based varnish like spar varnish used on boats, is yellowish. They are pushing the waterbased paints these days....so tell them what you are painting...so they can give you the right stuff. So it will most likely be an Acrylic clear coat.(basically a plastic clear coat)

  • glcang
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you have the cash, buy a 3/16 thick sheet of plate glass cut to size and lay it on it with clear spacers

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, it's not compulsory...just don't spill anything on it as it might stain.

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  • abdul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not if you don't want it to. Most often, the finish is to make the tabletop less absorbent so it doesn't get stained by spills. Maybe if you just waxed it it would be more able to resist stains and still look good, like wood.

  • 1 month ago

    Main reason to put a finish on a table is to protect it from spills. If there is no finish on a dining table, anything you spill on the table is going to seep into the wood grind and damage the table. While it may look pretty now, it won't a year from now when it is all covered with stains that go half way into the wood and you can not get them out.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Well, no, but if you spill something on the table, you will be sorry.

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