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.
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.
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