|Waxed & Stained Finishes
Most of our tables are only available stained. We offer the Old English Pine Tables in a either a waxed
or stained finish.
There are pluses and minuses to both finishes. Since it is a wood table, both finishes require the use
of place mats, coasters and hot pads to keep from creating water or heat marks on the surface of the
A waxed finish provides a rich, low luster, softer surface. The advantage of wax is you can re-wax the
surface to restore the finish and cover minor wear marks. Since the wood is already distressed, the wax
also tends to blend in any more significant scratches or damage. If something major happens the wax
can be removed, the surface sanded, and then re-waxed.
A stained surface is a tougher, more durable surface. Water marks take a lot longer to form and, since
we use a water based varnish, in most cases, water marks will disappear when they dry. The
disadvantage to this finish is, if the surface is scratched, it will require professional repair to fix it. Of
course, since the wood is distressed to begin with, minor marks just increase the character of the table
top and do not stand out.