Caromal Colour Can I…Dining Tables And Topcoats

Holly asks,

I bought a vintage dining room table that I am about to sand and repaint.  Are the Caromal Colours paints good for tables that will get occasional use?  Would I need to seal the table top to protect it from water marks, etc.

Yes, Caromal Colour’s paints can be used on surfaces you use , like table tops and counter tops….   Yes, you will want to protect it with a sealer.  I regularly suggest Minwax Wipe-On Polyurethane – its easy to use and adds durability to your surface-

Another great top coat sealer is by General Finishes, Called Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat.  It is also a wipe on and is known for its ease of use and excellent protection-

I recently posted about another topcoat find,  by General Finishes, called Salad Bowl Finish

Though you may be inclined to use this topcoat, since your table might come into contact with food, I would still recommend one of the first two topcoats for your table.  Why?   Well the Arm-R-Seal states “Great for kitchen tables and other pieces that need to stand up to heat, moisture, and alchohol.”   The Minwax Wipe On Poly claims its easy and suitable for interior projects like furniture, cabinets, molding and trim.  The Salad Bowl Finish states to “use on salad bowls, wooden spoons, cutting boards, counters, etc”.    The Salad Bowl Finish topcoat will provide good durability whereas the other two will provide ‘very good to excellent durability.

You can find the Minwax at Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware etc.  The Arm-R-Seal may be harder to find local – search their website for local sites you can purchase, or it is readily available online.


Head to my store below (click icon) and be sure to use my code, PattyH in the coupon code area.   It will save you $2 off shipping,  or if you’re order is $75 or more use my PattyH5 for $5 off shipping.




3 responses to “Caromal Colour Can I…Dining Tables And Topcoats

  1. Have Holly see if she has a Woodcrafters store in her area, they carry alot from the General Finishes line

  2. Pingback: What If – Polyurethane over Caromal Colours? « Fabulously Finished

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