Was curious and bored while backing up my dying phone SD card.
Went searching for education on wood coatings in Norway, hoping to make a better recommendation.
Dug through various online paint catalogs of finishes available in Norway; Malorama, MalProff, Owatrol Coatings, Norbond, TreStjerner, PPG/Sigma, Herdins, Osmo, Axalta, Tikkurila, etc. Found products similar to medicore big box store and retail brands found in USA. They are even located in 'big box' and hardware store chains, but with different names.
My personal preference for everyday dining table is hard durable 2 part finish, such as conversion varnish or polyurethane. For a gently used table, a spray lacquer would also work. These commercial coatings are not sold at retail. Finding commercial grade cabinet/furniture wood coatings of this caliper was a challenge online. Especially when reading via translator where lacquer and varnish translate into same word 'Lakk'? :-(0)
My only advantage is the SDS chemical CAS numbers are universal, and easily cross referenced.
Yes, I can be a chemical nerd and a Klutz.
- Sherwin-Williams Norway AS; but wood coating products available locally are not listed online. If you can get Sher-wood custom color mix stains, and conversion varnish; that would be a great choice.
- AkzoNobel uses the Zweihorn brand from Germany for many wood coatings in Europe, but closest listed distributor is C. Flauenskjold in Denmark. Have used Zweihorn coatings on a residence project in Germany once, and they are same as what I use in USA with different names.
- IVM/Mliesi wood coatings in Italy has distributors in Germany/Poland, but nothing in Nordic country. They are producing some of the most durable WB poly on market, and was hopping to find it.
- Found a company caller Tiller AS Trondheim. They carry AkzoNobel, just not sure which actual brands of wood coating. They also carry Tikkurila brand commercial wood coatings that is part of PPG Finland OY. Tikkurila has been making solvent finishes for decades, including 2 part conversion varnish that would be great for table top. Also found custom color mix stain where SDS is similar to NGR Dye stains from Mohawk in US.
If I lived in the area, would stop by Tiller AS - ASAP.
With any of the commercial wood coating suppliers: Ask for; clear grain fill vinyl sealer, transparent pigmented stain without carrier, plus a conversion varnish, or polyurethane top coat. Let the local experts help you select the right brand and solvent type for your capabilities. The result would be worthy of being sold in furniture stores, or gracing the cover of wood working magazine.
Can't spray or properly handle commercial finishes? OK, I give up.
After reading SDS and translated products pages, noted a couple of retail options for grey stain:
- Use a transparent floor oil (like TreStjerner Gulvolje?). Osmo has similar pigmented oils they suggest for floors. Then top coat with TreStjerner floor rated varnish or urethane. The top coats appear very similar to US Varathane floor coatings. Found Owatrol Coatings polyurethane called Ultimafloor, which would work as tough durable table top coating if you need table protection from kids.
- Another possible source for grey color is pickling agent; Herdins Järnvitriol. This would be similar to an a fume or chemical method mentioned above. The clear top coat Herdins Betslack reads similar to solvent based polyurethane in US (Arm-R-Seal by General Finishes); but I can't get English SDS to verify. Betslack might be acceptable for a table top finish, regardless of how you color it grey.
If you don't want durable film finish, then treat the table like a laminated cutting board, or solid wood countertop. Use a pigmented hard wax/oil blend. These are not too difficult to repair and/or restore as needed. I found several 'Norge' available brands of pigmented hard wax/oil, plus Osmo and Rubio for sale locally. Pick the one that has a color SWMBO desires, and you can both afford.
As with all finish suggestions: YMMV
Thanks for reading all the way to end.
Hope this helps.