TABLE LEG FINISHES
This is the natural state of steel with a medium to dark grey color.
Small blemishes from the milling process may be visible.
The seam will be visible. We place seams in the least visible location, like the inside of the legs.
Natural steel will rust in time if not sealed.
The best choice for DIY finishing - see tips below
Powder coating is a process in which color is baked on for a smooth, consistent, scratch, chip and corrosion resistant finish.
This is the only finish we recommend for outdoor use.
Powder coat finish quality is highly dependent upon the powder product, the application skill and controlled conditions of application. Our vendor specializes in military work so the precision & quality is excellent.
WHY CHOOSE POWDER OVER SPRAY PAINT?
If your table will receive heavy use or be outdoors or you want a thicker look and feel than can be achieved by spray paint, consider a powder coat finish.
Thicker than spray paint by 4 to 6 times
Harder resulting in greater scratch & chip resistance
Corrosion resistance surpasses that of spray paint which can be important in very humid or salty environments
Powder coating is highly dependent on the quality of the product, controlled environment & application skill. Our vendor specializes in precision military and delivers superior quality results.
How to Achieve a Quality DIY Finish
There are many times a spray painted finish is all you need and you can certainly save money this way. The videos below will help you achieve a quality DIY finish your legs. Always clean metal with mineral spirits or paint thinner for the best paint adherence. Follow directions to shake the can and apply light coats for a great finished product. We do not have a relationship with Rustoleum - we just like their products.
VIDEO: Rustoleum Stops Rust paint
VIDEO: Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel
VIDEO: How to spray paint with Rustoleum High Performance Enamel Finish - good advice whichever paint you choose