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Paint or stain new table

TennisbumTennisbum Posts: 228
edited 5:25PM in EGG Table Forum
I am looking for suggestions, should I paint the new table or stain. This is a table purchased from dealer.
I really appreciate any and all comments.


  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    That's up to you my friend. In most instances allowing the woods color and grain to be seen is preferred. Be sure to use a finish or paint that is designed for outdoor applications. If your table is made of cypress it is a good wood for staining followed by a clear topcoat, but again... that's up to you. :whistle:
  • I just finished staining my table. I put it off for a while because I thought it would be a mess, but it was not bad at all. I used a two-in-one stain to keep from having to do two steps. So far so good! I think stain looks better.
  • i just recently purchased a new XL Egg along with the large cypress table, I used thompson's 3 year sealer with a cedar tint, it turned out awesome.
  • SleevSleev Posts: 6
    I just built my own Large Egg table based on the plans found here- but with a few adjustments. I used cedar wood. After each piece was cut I applied BEHR weatherproofing Stain. Got it at HomeDepot. Turned out very nice. Supposed to last 5 or 6 years on a deck and 7 or 8 years on a fence. So I figure it should last at least that long. I will also be adding stainless onto the top table, and maybe diamond cut on the lower level....just a thought. BUT, it's your table, so make it YOUR table by customizing anyway you want. I probably wouldn't paint, because if it peels, it looks crappy. Stain just fades... :S Enjoy the project either way!! ;)
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Stain if you like...then go with a spar varnish. Either oil based or water based. I put on 4 coats of spar and think it should be good for a long time. It's a marine grade finish. Paint can be a problem. Ever seen someones painted deck? :huh: Peel city :angry:
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