How to Stain a New Picnic Table

Staining your picnic table allow it to blend with your outdoor decor, but that is not the principal intention of stain. As it’s formulated to resist sunlight and moistureand stain helps your table last longer. To get this benefit, however, you need to cover the table thoroughly.

No Sanding Needed

Examine the table for moisture content by sprinkling a few drops of water on the surface. If the wood absorbs them easily, the table is dry, but should they bead up, wait a few days before sealing the wood with stain. Once you’re sure the wood is dry, wipe the table with a moist rag, since new wood tables are often coated with a fine layer of wood dust. There should not be any requirement to sand your new table.

Stain the Underside First

Lay plastic sheeting on the floor and turn the table over — you will need help for this. Stain the undersides of their camel and benches, in addition to the legs and legs, by applying the stain using a paintbrush. Wipe off any stain that’s been consumed after about 5 minutes using a rag to keep color uniformity. Turn the table erect when you are done with the bottom and stain the cover of the table, then the seats, in addition to the borders and end grain. Allow the table dry overnight before applying it.

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