One of the most common questions we get asked here is simply: "Do I have to seal my furniture with a protective transparent varnish after painting?"
YES!! You need to seal your furniture regularly. Sealing your furniture is recommended if the pieces are subject to heavy use. On a kitchen table, for example, it is an absolute must because there is a risk of water being shaken out on it. You will sit on it daily and clean it. Your children will poke at it with a fork, so they need to protect their furniture from damage.
But don't worry, you will find the right products for a secure seal here.