How to Paint a Wooden Table

Now that furniture recycling is so fashionable, it may be time to retrieve the old wooden table that you may have in the kitchen or in any other room in the house. For this, it will be good to paint it in a color that you like, although you must carry out the appropriate treatment. Let’s see below, a guide of steps in which we explain how to paint a wooden table.

Today, wooden tables are usually a type of highly treated wood that resists well the passage of time, but if you have one of those old natural wood, perhaps woodworm, humidity or simply the passage of time, have made a dent in it, so it requires a good coat of paint , trying a previous job that will serve you so that the table lasts a few more years and that it easily picks up the paint you apply to it. So let’s see how to proceed.


  • A sander, although if you do not have, the sandpaper is equally valid
  • Brush
  • A soft clean cloth
  • Primer spray
  • Latex paint
  • Sealant

Steps to painting a wooden table

How to Paint a Wooden Table
How to Paint a Wooden Table
  1. The first thing to do is prepare the work area well, placing the table in a place where you can work on it without a problem.
  2. The first step to follow next is to sand the table completely. The purpose of sanding is to dull the surface as much as possible so that the paint adheres very well. If you find that you don’t have a good sander at home, you should use coarse-grained sandpaper to smooth the entire table.
  3. After sanding, clean the entire surface of the table, it should be free of dust and debris. To do this, brush first, and then use a clean cloth.
  4. Next, you should apply a good coat of primer that to go faster and easier for you, you can spray.
  5. Once the table has dried, it is time to paint. You must choose the color that you like the most, although if you are guided by the latest trends, you should know that pastel colors are now the most used for tables and chairs in spaces such as the kitchen.
  6. Have a good first coat of paint, let it dry, and then it will be good to apply a second coat.
  7. To keep the table intact and make it as durable as possible, it is advisable to use a sealer. To apply it is better to use a brush specially designed for polyurethane. The brush makes a difference.
  8. Apply a coat of sealant and let it dry overnight.
  9. Once it has completely dried, you will be finished, although if you want to give your table a special style that is close to trends such as “shabby chic”, you can lightly sand by hand with sandpaper, 320 grit, in the direction of the brush strokes, clean the surface and repaint and apply the sealant again.

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