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What is the best paint for a dining room table?

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What is the best paint for a dining room table?
The best paint for a dining table is with a lacquered finish, and a French Polish being the best type of lacquered finish. A French Polish is extremely labor intensive which also makes it the most expensive of finishes. It involves many applications and layers of lacquer - each layer laboriously hand polished to a hard and gorgeous sheen often times resembling a sheet of glass. This thick beautiful lacquer will protect your dining table's paint for many years of regular use. Without this, your table will be more susceptible to scratches, dings and liquid stains from your plates, silverware and glassware.
Automaton
AutomatonMarch 10, 2021
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Louis XVI Style Extending Dining Table
Located in New York, NY
Louis XVI style extending white-painted dining table, the shaped rectangular top above an apron
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Late 20th Century Louis XVI Dining Room Tables

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Wood

White Painted Baroque Style Dining Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
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Porcelain, Wood

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Located in Westwood, NJ
white painted finish completes the look, creating a dining space that transcends trends. Dimensions
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Baroque Dining Room Tables

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Porcelain, Wood

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Located in Sheffield, MA
A timeless Swedish Gustavian inspired painted farmhouse table made with reclaimed whitewashed wood
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Wood

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By American Chair Merikord
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Vintage 1920s American Dining Room Tables

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Wicker

Contemporary Abstract Painted Dining Table in Black and White, 1950s Base
By Felix Bachmann
Located in Berlin, DE
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2010s Italian Modern Dining Room Tables

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Beech, Lacquer

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Monumental Rosewood Sideboard Cabinet with Brass and Rose Lucite Pulls, c 1930s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Steel

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By Tommi Parzinger, Charak Furniture Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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