Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Waynesfield, OH
Focusing on the water white quality you want, I'd guess a water borne will be your best choice. Consider GF 450, it should be quite good for that application. Be aware that brushing a water borne is not all that easy, so that may be a reason to pass on it and choose something else. You could get an oil based varnish that will yellow a lot less than most....that would be an alkyd/soya oil formula, Pratt and Lambert 38 is the best known brand for that formula. One thing that may be in conflict in your criteria is the "hard/durable" part. By their nature, hard finishes scratch more easily. Softer finishes (polyurethane varnishes) are more scratch resistant...but that assumes scratch resistant is is the same as "more durable".....just something to consider. Good luck with your choice, the table is very nice.
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