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Brush without metal frame

    • Screwdriver
    • Orbital sander
    • Sandpaper
    • Sponge
    • Hand brush
    • 1. Abrasion and dismantling
    • If metal fittings or feet are at your table, you should disassemble them. Metal reacts with stain and may change their color. When all metal parts have been removed, you should sand the table. This does not have to be done to a very fine grain, because you have to grind again in step 2. W 2. Watering and sanding

In order to keep the stain in good condition, first water the table with a sponge and lukewarm water. As a result, the wood fibers turn up a bit. These are first sanded off after drying the wood. Sweep the table well with a clean hand brush before starting to pickle. Be 3. Pickling

The stain is always applied with a wide brush in the direction of the grain. Especially on the table surface, it is important to make the brushstroke over the entire length of the plate, as you would later see very clearly where you started with the stain. But also with the legs you have to work very fast, so that small runners arise. Although you have to stain the whole leg in one go from bottom to top, you should not have too much stain on the brush. The stain is usually very fluid and therefore runs down quickly.

Tips & TricksWhen the wooden table is to be exposed to the weather, pickling is not necessarily the best choice. The wood is only slightly protected against moisture or moss. A sealing of the surface of your table with lacquer or at least with wood oil is recommended here rather. Water stains or the like are hardly prevented with the stain.

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