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Hi everyone,

I've been purusing the site for quite a while, and decided to finally sign up and create an account today. The reason is I have a question I can't find the answer too somewhere here already.

I'm beginning to make an "Activity" table for my two year old son. Nothing fancy just as close to indestructible as I can. The end goal is a white durable finish to match an existing set of furniture we have in his playroom now. I was looking at the Rustoleum American Accents Satin Paint (Acyrlic Latex) and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it? I'm trying to get to a finish similar to the white rocking chairs you see outside of a Cracker Barrel.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Mike
 

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Ok, let me try a different way to phrase my question. Since the table top will be plywood or MDF can anyone recommend a durable white finish?
 

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Welcome Cane, I'm sorry we haven't answered your question yet. Thanks for re-phrasing it.
Caveat: I am not the resident finish guru.

Shooting for a finish similiar to the Cracker Barrel chairs is hard for most of us to imagine because it's hard to visulaize them.

How about a picture of the furniture in your home that you mentioned? If it is just plain white we don't need a picture but if it has some feature which makes it unique we need to see a pic.

For just plain white, that is durable, I would go with any quality brand oil base. Oil base seem to hold up better to abrasion than latex IMO. I don't see why you could not use a white flooring-grade paint either. Surely that would hold up to your rambunctious son's abuse. :blink: :smile:
 

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I guess I take it for granted that everyone has a Cracker Barrel (sorry about that)! I guess the finish isn't anything special, I'm just looking for something with a satin finish that'll work well on multiple types of wood.

Table idea.. Except I'm taking features from three tables and combining them into one table. Hopefully this will all get started tomorrow, depending on when I can acquire the wood.



Thank you for the reply, I didn't even consider Oil based paint...


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