Big projects, a few hours before guests arrive? Sure.

I think you know by now that I’m a big fan of projects.  I think it’s a perfectly good idea to sand and coat my outside tables a few hours before 35 people show up at my house for a 4th of July bash.  My husband, Jeff thought it was a little kooky, but he understands and he’ll love how they turned out.

Here are some before and after photos of our outside tables.  What a difference a little sanding and sealing does, huh?  My favorite product and again (this not a paid endorsement).  However, if VERMONT NATURAL COATINGS happens to see this post and would like to send a few gallons my way, I wouldn’t be angry.  So many things need to be sanded and sealed.  Now the water will just bead off of these surfaces and they aren’t splintery to the touch.  I better start slicing the watermelons and icing the beer and sodas down before the crowd arrives.

Happy 4th of July folks!

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From their website:

VERMONT NATURAL COATING’S PolyWhey natural finishes are tough – scratch, chemical, and water resistant – dry quickly, and do not yellow.”

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I had two pedestal bases from a restaurant supply store that needed tops. I frequently use pine table tops from Lowes for paintings.  They require minimum sanding and are glued together quite well and aren’t expensive.  I didn’t want to just seal these bare pieces of wood so I painted these simple stripes, distressed and sealed them with Vermont Natural Coatings (one of my very favorite products).  You use it like a urethane or a varnish.  It has low VOCs, dries quickly and leaves a beautiful finish.  I seal my paintings with this product and use different finish types (satin, semi-gloss, gloss) based on the type of piece.

So, in short order I have two new tables for my deck.  I love Vermont Natural Coatings.  I am not paid by them.  However, Vermont Natural Coatings if you would like me to do some rep work for you contact me through this site.

From Website: “We use whey protein, a byproduct of cheese making, to displace toxic ingredients found in traditional finishes.”

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