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Painting coffee tables – dining room table, accent table, side table, you-name-it-tables! -with MudPaint is easy to do. MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat. Follow these steps:
- First, it’s important to clean the surface well. Especially if you are working with an older coffee table that has accumulated a great deal of dirt and grime.
- A light sanding – we have a great Rad Sanding Pad! – is recommended for many projects. Again, especially if working with an older and dirtier piece of furniture. If you are painting over peeling paint, scrape and sand to smooth.
- If there are holes in the coffee table, fill them with wood filler and then sand smooth.
- A primer is not needed on most surfaces. However, if a smooth or slick surface, painting a lighter color, painting over a stain or wood with red undertones, or if painting a wood that is known to bleed, a primer is recommended.
- Be sure surface is free of dust.
- Clean the coffee table with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
- Before using paint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
- Apply paint with a brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.
- For a more distressed look, paint any which way and allow the brush strokes to be seen in the finished project.
- Most surfaces need only a single coat.
- If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats.
- Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.
- Once done with your coffee table, finish with a coat of our unique Matte Finish Clear coat for high traffic areas. For low traffic areas, finish with our highly-rated finishing wax. And then read here on how to clean your wax brush thoroughly for future use!