Step by Step
Before the wood is being primed, the surface must be prepared. Wipe each board with a dry, microfiber cloth that picks up both small and large particles. The different surfaces are then separated with masking tape which gives sharp edges between the different colours. Cover the floor where you are working to protect from paint splashes.
Start with the surfaces to be primed and work throughout with long brushstrokes. Then finish with a long stroke to get a smooth surface without streaks and marks. Remove the masking tape immediately and allow the surface to dry. Usually it is enough to prime once, but if the surface is to be covered a little extra, two strokes can be done. An Elite flat brush is used here, which is particularly well suited for thinner paints like oil.
Paint the surfaces to be covered with a primer. Next, paint two coats of topcoat in the different colors inside the tape, then remove the tape and let everything dry. Since the table will be standing outdoors, window paint is used, which gives a more durable surface. For the painting, the Platinum angled flat brush is used for the best precision and finish.
The planks are laid upside down and joined together with screws in transverse joists. Finally, the tabletop is placed on two pre-painted legs.
Tip!When the paint has dried, the table can be sanded with e.g. a sanding block if you want to give it a weathered and rustic feel. However, this should only be done if the table will be protected in, for example, a glazed patio, because the sanding makes the table less resistant to weather.