I gave this kid’s picnic table a makeover by painting over the rotten wood. Let me show you the steps on how I did it.
Do you have an outdoor piece of furniture or maybe parts of your house where the wood is rotten?
I bought this little kids’ picnic table at a garage sale and I didn’t realize that some parts on the table were rotten. Because it’s just a picnic table for the kids, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money repairing it so after some quick research, I realized I could repair it easily myself and I’m so happy with the results!
I’m also participating in an Outdoor Extravaganza hosted by my friend Shauna of Satori Design Living. Today we’re sharing with you our Paint and Build It Projects so be sure to see more projects at the end of this post.
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- power washer or sander
- wood hardener/epoxy
- sash brush for tight crevices
- mini paint roller kit
- exterior primer (this one is my favorite and can be used interior and exterior)
- exterior paint (if the project is for outdoors)
1. Prepare the picnic table (or whatever your project is) by power washing the old paint off or giving it a good sanding. The photo below is after it’s been power washed. Let it completely dry before the next step.
2. Fix any rotting wood parts with a wood hardener/epoxy. This will ensure the the rotting stops and also hardens the wood at the same time. We used some on the bottom of the feet where the wood sits in the ground and was rotting.
3. Paint a good coat of primer everywhere on the wood getting into all the cracks and crevices and underside (this brush works great for getting into tight corners). The primer also acts as a sealant against harsh weather elements. Let dry.
4. Paint two coats of paint letting dry in between coats. I used an exterior semi-gloss.
The paint color I used is called Endive from Canadian Tire.
I was worried it might be too green with all the green happening in the backyard but I don’t think it competes at all. In fact, it looks amazing, and cohesive!
It also looks great with our newly painted concrete patio slab!
Saving this rotten wooden picnic table with paint is the best! The kids love their new outdoor picnic table.
Be sure to visit my other Canadian friends to see what paint and build it projects they’ve done.
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