After building a new church across the street, our local parish liquidated the old building. We are now the proud owners of a 10 ft. solid oak pew that will become a kitchen bench for use at the table.
The oak has a dark finish with urethane or some type of clear finish. Of course, we need it painted a lighter color to work in the kitchen. I plan to sand the finish to rough it up and smooth some scratches.
After that, what type of primer should I use? And paint?