refinished outdoor patio table

How To Restore An Outdoor Table

Learn how to restore, refinish and update and outdoor wooden table using wood stain and a Wagner FLEXiO paint sprayer to get a professional finish.

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

Overview

I’m ashamed to admit that although my patio table is only about 2 years old, it has weathered so much that it looks much older. We do not have room in the shed to store it in the winter and I forgot to get a protective cover for it. Fortunately, this was easy enough to restore back to it’s original finish. First, here is the embarrassing before photo.

Before

weathered outdoor table

After

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To begin, I sanded down the wood top and sides with my Paint Eater. This tool makes fast work of sanding with very little elbow grease!

sanding wood table
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After that, I followed up with a small palm sander for the more detailed areas, especially the sides. This didn’t take long at all thanks to the Paint Eater. Here is how it looked after sanding.

paint sprayer and wooden table
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I wanted to add a protective coat but keep the natural teak finish of the wood. Thompson’s Water Sealer had good reviews and was compatible with use in a paint sprayer so that is what I chose to use. I picked the clear finish.

I put a plastic dropcloth down to protect my patio and set up my Wagner FLEXiO 5000 Paint Sprayer with the clear sealer.

I sprayed one heavy coat of the sealer on the table. Using the paint sprayer made really quick work of it! And now I almost can’t believe the difference between the before and after!

woman spraying outdoor table
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Or how quick and easy this project is with the right tools! It was literally only two steps to restore this back to like-new condition!

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Now on to my next project!

This sponsored post was created by The Honeycomb Home. Head to the blog for the full post and details about the project.

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