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painted wood finish ok for bar sink?

Posted by kateskouros (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 2, 07 at 22:44

hello. i'm visiting from the building and kitchen forums. i'm having a unit built for my new kitchen. it's basically an armoire style cabinet to house a baking center. it will be flanked by a desk on one side and a wet bar on the other. i want the piece to be painted black. i don't want to use marble or granite on the wet bar top since i won't have it on the desk side. ...and i don't want it for this application. the cabinet maker told me he can use a special sealer on it which will make it stand up well against water, alcohol, hot/cold cups. how does this sound to you?

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RE: painted wood finish ok for bar sink?

If it's going to be black, why not use laminate?

RE: painted wood finish ok for bar sink?

i hate to say it, but i'm being a bit of a snob about it. i want it to look like a piece of fine furniture. i can't see laminate... kwim?

RE: painted wood finish ok for bar sink?

I hear you on not wanting laminate, but you'll inevitably trading away durability to get the look you want. A lot depends on how heavily used this area will be, and on what is meant by "special sealer." He could mean lacquer, conversion varnish, urethane or even polyester, and the properties of these vary quite a bit. None of them are as scratch-resistant as laminate (let alone granite).

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