How to refinish an indoor dining room table for outdoor use. (A work in progress)
Things you will need:
For the table
Sandpaper in various grits.
Day 1: The table and chairs my husband bought in his bachelor days and although we’ve been together 21 years I had no part in the purchase of this table. Beechwood was very much en vogue then, the same as dark wood furniture now, but I still don’t think I would’ve chosen this style or wood.
Day 3: We have been using the table in the garage as a work table so it has a few dings and the varnish have pealed off on some places. It’s already 1/4 sanded here and I tested the stain on 1 corner.
Day 10: I used a palm sander with 80 grit sand paper, followed by 400 – 600 grit and finished with 800 grit damp sanding block.
Day11: I once again applied 4-5 coats Genkem Novadye Antique Oak. 2 Coats will result in a much lighter finish and the wood grain will be more visible as well. Finish with 2 coats wood sealant Sand lightly between each coat.