Backstory: This table was my family dinner table and when it got passed down to me it was stored in an extra bedroom. While it was in that bedroom it had a box sitting on it for months...that my cats decided it was a litter box and ruined the table top (which I happened to had just refinished a month prior). I didn't take any pics until after I frantically sanded the affected area.
The wood was ruined so it had to be painted.
After sanding it and wiping it clean I applied 3 coats of the darkest brown latex enamel paint Home Depot had (if anyone is really interested, I'll go dig up the can in the garage).
I also applied a poly-stain mix and it really worked well.
It added a wood grain affect.