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Steel (not stainless) kitchen table needs clear seal


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Old 03-08-14, 10:35 AM
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Steel (not stainless) kitchen table needs clear seal

I recently purchased an old metal table that my wife and I are hoping to use in our kitchen. She is a professional chef, so we want to be able to use it for food prep on a regular basis. We've noticed that it rusts fairly easily... does anyone know of a way to seal the tabletop with a clear substance that is food safe? I've thought about taking it to get powder coated, but that seems expensive.
 
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Old 03-08-14, 10:42 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

I don't think anything you put on is going to hold up against scratching.

As far as metal.... for food prep... it has to be stainless.
 
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Old 03-08-14, 11:24 AM
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I agree- nothing will hold up against scratching, so hopefully you are cutting food on an acrylic cutting board or similar. FDA regulations aside, (this is not a restaurant or a meat market) I think repainting the table top with an appliance epoxy like Rustoleum appliance epoxy would be your best bet. Another of their products, Rustoleum Countertop Transformations, which can be applied over properly prepped metal trim... but they suggest you test the base coat adhesion before coating the entire surface.

Powder coating would be ideal, but you are right that would be pretty expensive. The finish would be awesome, though.
 
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An industrial 100% solids epoxy coating would also work but would be expensive. After fully curing the epoxy should be inert to any food. Still need a cutting board.
 
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Old 03-08-14, 01:04 PM
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Thanks for the responses. We'll definitely do all cutting on a cutting board.
 
 

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