Finishes - How to Finish a Wood Table for Outdoor Use
In order to finish a wood
table so that it will not suffer damage when it is used
outside, there are several steps that need to be
undertaken. With a little treatment, you will find that a
wood table will last a lost time, despite it being exposed
to the elements.
Tools and Materials Needed:
Paintbrush or roller
The first step necessary to finish a wood table for use
outside is to prepare the wood. Start by undertaking any
repairs that are required and sand away any scratches.
Follow this by cleaning the table so that no debris is
present to get caught in the varnish.
– Gather Materials
You should ensure that you finish a wood table using the
correct method according to the type of wood. Some will
benefit from oils that can be rubbed into the wood and
will highlight the grain, while the use of varnish will be
better for others.
– Apply Treatment
Finish the wood table by applying the varnish with a
paintbrush, working methodically to ensure that it is
completely covered. Keep a rag in hand to wipe up any
drips. Allow the first coat to dry before applying