A painted picnic table project can transform your table into the focal point of your terrace or yard. All it takes is some spray paint and a little creativity. This DIY project will demonstrate to you how to get started. Simply follow step-by-step directions for your own fun, colorfully painted picnic table.
Sand the whole picnic table with 220-grit sandpaper. Continuously sand toward the wood grain. Wipe the table clean with a tack cloth to evacuate all dust.
Priming is an important step with any paint project, especially when you're painting raw wood. Applying a primer will promote best coat adhesion. Firstly, shake the Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2x Primer for approximately one minute after the ball starts to rattle. At that point apply the primer onto the whole surface in a steady back and forth pattern. Hold the can around 10-16 inches from the surface to keep away from drips & runs.
Once the primer has dried, you are ready to apply your base coat color. Apply Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2x Satin Lagoon onto the entire surface. Once more, shake the can for roughly one minute after the ball starts to rattle. At that point hold the can 10-16 inches from the surface and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion. Let the top coat to completely dry for at least 24 hours.
Once the top coat is no longer tacky to the touch, you are prepared to apply your tape. Play around with this step, and make any shape you want! For the sunburst design you see on this picnic table followed by a circle onto the table utilizing a pencil. You can follow a household plate or pizza pan, or utilize a compass. Masked off the circle with the painter's tape. At that point took the painter's tape and utilized long strips to work the way from the circle (sun) out to the edges of the picnic table. These long strips of tape make the beams to the sun.
Now you are prepared to apply your accent color of Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2x Satin Summer Squash. (Ensure you secure the rest of the table with your drop cloth from possible overspray.) Shake the can for approximately one minute after the ball starts to rattle. At that point hold the can 10-16 inches from the surface and spray in a consistent back-and-forth motion. Cover the entire table top, covering the tape. At that point lift the tape off and admire the painted design. Once the paint has completely cured, you are ready to appreciate the new legend of your outdoor space! So get a couple of companions and fire up the grill.