We have this table. This table was given to us and it has moved with us to every place (up to 6 now) and I've never loved it. It's thick and heavy and not my favorite color. After about 3 moves it stopped cleaning up very well. I couldn't get food off. It's as if the food morphed into the grain of the table. So, about 2 years ago I talked about wanting to paint it. About 1 year ago I went to Home Depot and actually bought the black spray paint. Then a year passed and I hadn't done anything.