Staining and Refinishing Reclaimed Table

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Staining and Refinishing Reclaimed Table

Post by Def4free » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:35 am

Hi all,

First time post here, so apologies if this has already been asked in the past.

I'm looking to refinish a reclaimed timber table (bought from RCC Furniture), but need a little advice. We're looking to stain it a shade of dark oak to fit in with our dining room. I know I'll need to sand it down, but my question is should I use a pre-stain conditioner before staining, to prevent blotching etc? And once stained, what would be a good, hard-wearing top coat/finish?

I believe the timber is UK/European softwood.

Any advice/tips is much appreciated!

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