A table top abrasion resistant and evenly paint

Unlike pure jewelry and decorative surfaces is when painting a table top the claim to be resistant to constant abrasion. Therefore, the types of paint should be selected to ensure a long shelf life. In addition to the surface strength insensitivity and uniformity are in demand.

Typical types of loading for painting

A tabletop is one of the most common and most heavily used surfaces in a household. Different types of stress and strain return again and again. If the table top is to be used "naked", a durable finish is required. A painting and painting of the tabletop with inappropriate colors and paints quickly dulls the joy of the beautiful surface again.

Typical load types of a table top of a dining table consist of:

  • Heat by placing drinking vessels, plates and bowls with hot contents.
  • Moisture from food and drink drops as well as sweat and condensation under heavily cooled bottles and / or hot dish bottoms.
  • General skin contact, transferring the acidic protective particles of the skin protection cover to the table top.
  • Hard objects with scratchy edges and tips such as cutlery and tableware or other utensils when crafting and playing at the table.
  • Mechanical loads due to (slight) bending of the table top under load, which can lead to fine and unsightly lacquer cracks if paint is insufficient.

Prepare and prime

The basic preparatory work for a painting is similar to the preparations for all lacquer work on wood or fibrous materials. In order to guarantee an even distribution of the subsequent painting, a sufficient primer must be applied. The suction behavior of the entire tabletop surface must be harmonized, which is achieved by saturation of the material substance.

When processing and sanding, however, stable old coatings can decisively facilitate the preliminary work. If the existing paint layer is substantially undamaged, it is often sufficient as a carrier of the new paint job. A light roughening by grinding with 300 grit creates a sufficient basis. The degreasing can be done with dabbing order of acetone dilution.

Types of lacquer and sealant

The paints must have a dry viscosity, which prevents them from breaking. Therefore, "soft" seals are preferable. Water based paints are also better than solvent based products because of their food fastness. Alternatively, a glazing is possible.

Tips & Tricks

When purchasing paint for your tabletop, choose only products with the blue environmental gel to minimize the risk of harmful exhalations near the respiratory zone.

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