Need advice on what kind of finish I need.
Hello. I'm pretty ignorant about wood, so I hope this isn't a stupidly obvious problem or anything. I have a pretty nice wooden dinner table I got recently. I think the wood itself is light, but it has a dark finish of some kind that is also pretty glossy. The problem is, if even a drop of water gets onto it for the briefest moment, the gloss disappears at that spot. It seems that over time the gloss comes back somewhat in the damaged areas, but I'd really like to seal/re-finish it with something that will protect it better from spills and the like. The best I could figure out so far from Google is that this problem isn't water stains, which seem to require more time to seep into the actual wood itself. Does anyone know what is actually going on and what a solution might be? I can give any other information about the table that's needed, just ask -- I just don't know what info you might need.