Wood picnic table – You can decorate a wooden picnic tables to any color or design you want with a few tools and a little time. The wood picnic table provides a versatile canvas for your imagination and will serve you well for years to come. Sand picnic table with an electric sander. New tables may not need too much grinding. Remove any large splinters or roughness so that the color can be spread evenly across the table. Wipe off the dust with a damp cloth.
Paint the surface you want to decorate with a base coat of primer to seal the wood picnic table. This allows your decoration to go on smoothly and keep the surface of the wood from absorbing it. Place your stencil in place, and tape down easily with masking tape. Load your brush with lacquer or other outdoor-friendly variety and tap inside areas of your stencil. If you do not use templates, you can paint stripes or circles or any other design you like on the primed surface. For stencils with many colors, you wait and allow drying time between each layer. Let the finished decoration dry overnight.
Sand the decorated surface very lightly with fine sandpaper and wipe it with a clean, damp cloth to remove any dirt that may rough up the finished surface. This will assist the final coating sticks well. Apply 3 coatings of exterior oil-based polyurethane with a brush, so that 4-6 hours of drying time between each layer. Paint in long, smooth strokes, trying not to go back over the areas where you have already applied there. It flattens out, resulting in a smooth surface. Now you can use the wood picnic table.