We have an oak dining table with a basic oil finish. It's lovely but if we have visitors, occasionally they might put a wet glass on it and make a stain which is depressing. So far, there's not too much damage.
However, shortly we will be adopting 3 young children aged 4-7 and we know that they will generally trash the place.
I'm thinking that we should just varnish the top and be done with it.
Origionally we were thinking of putting a glass top on it so that we could remove it later but we think that some liquids might dribble in between and do even more damage.
I was thinking of putting a clear polyurethane varnish on but I have also heard that its a nightmare to get off if it doesn't take or if its damaged.
Any advice would be gratefully recieved!!