Protect Laminate Table Top


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Old 02-19-07, 05:59 PM
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Protect Laminate Table Top

We purchased a new dining room table about a month ago. We have noticed very slight scratching on the laminated finish in spite of a lot of care to avoid any damage. How do we clear up these little scratches and even more important, protect the finish? Can we apply a poly--- shield or some other product over the finish that is already on the table? If so, with what?, any recommendation of a clear product?, how do those of us with no experience go about doing it?
 

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Old 02-20-07, 11:16 AM
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what do you mean by "laminated finish"??? is this a stained real wood table? or a plastic laminate?

i can't imagine applying a coat of polyurethane over a brand new table. especially not knowing what the factory finish is that's on it.
 
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Old 02-20-07, 05:04 PM
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I agree, if it is a wood laminate, you need to contact the seller or manufacturer. If it is a high pressure laminate such as Formica, for a new piece of furniture, the same thing. You(or they) can likey fix the wood, but not the Formica.
 
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Old 02-21-07, 08:46 AM
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if it's a brand new wood table that had a mirror glossy perfect finish on it, then you're going to see every little scratch & scuff. you don't need to protect the finish. the job of the finish is to protect the table - the wood. applying another layer of polyurethane won't solve anything because THAT layer will also get scratched. any finish WILL get scratched if you USE the table, & it's unrealistic to think you can keep it in mint condition and looking like a mirror. maybe you could just use a good furniture wax & keep it buffed as shiny as you can, and when you dine, just use placemats and/or table cloths to keep the scratches to a minimum.
 
 

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