Repaint picnic table

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Jay459, May 16, 2019.

  1. Jay459

    Jay459 Member

    This picnic table was bought two years ago, had two coats of teak stain but was poor job.

    Want to paint it, possibly white base with grey tops might look good but I want a durable finish, something that is wipe clean and can withstand the pressure washer. See this picnic table with very durable finish. How is that achieved?
     

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  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  3. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Active Member

    If it’s actually teak, just give it a good blast with a pressure washer and it will look nearly new.
     
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    No way is that Teak :p.............Cuprinol Garden Shades is rubbish :(...........use Sadolin Superdec, good opacity and available in a wide range of colours. Clean the wood with a hard bristle brush and a rub over with 120 grit sandpaper followed by 2 coats of Superdec and the jobs a goodun! ;)
     
  5. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Active Member

    Yes, looking at grain/knots it isn’t teak. But a powerful pressure washer might still be the easiest way to clean it up before refinishing.
     
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  6. Jay459

    Jay459 Member

    Yes it’s just a cheap homemade table that has been stained, I’ve got some stain remover that I will apply then clean and sand.

    Might do the bottom white with table and seat tops grey.

    I want to get that durable plasticky finish that will withstand pressure washer, what is this year, clear varnish or what lol
     

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