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Old Jul 21st, 08, 7:20 am   #1
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Refinish a NUMERÄR desk


I am looking to refinish a Numebar desk with varish (polyurethane). I am concerned that the varnish won't take to the factory IKEA oil finish. Has anyone have any experience with this or else any suggestions on a way to get a glossy harder finish.


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Re: Refinish a NUMERÄR desk

I've put polyurethane over the factory oil finish on another piece of furniture, a solid beech finger-jointed shelf that's now discontinued. It went on with no problems and has held up well. I wouldn't hesitate to use poly on the countertop.

You should be aware that it's not considered food-safe, but if you're using it for a desk, that should be no problem.

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