have an antique table, need advice

jessakaMay 6, 2012

i have an old enameled kitchen table whose enamel top is chipped, so i got it for only $100. i have it on my back porch, and the paint is peeling off pretty bad. i can leave it as is, oil the parts that are exposed to the weather, (i try to keep it out of the rain), or i can repaint it but that would mean stripping it. what is the best thing to do to keep its value? i actually like peeled paint but would like to stop it from continuing. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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You could shellac it, and that thin coat of varnish will act as a fixative to prevent the finish from coming off for a time.
There are other materials to use that would be less shiny, but would impart amber color to the table; Zinsser "Sealcoat" is almost as clear as water.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 10:33AM
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thanks casey.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 11:27AM
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