Step 1: Prepare the table surface. If your table is in good shape, you don’t need to do much. This one was chipped and peeling in the corners, so we removed the laminate.
Step 3: Seal the fabric with Mod Podge. When it has dried, seal it a second time. This is critical because the resin will stain the fabric if it isn’t sealed. We decided to paint the fabric with Mod Podge a third time to be on the safe side.
Step 6: Mix the resin according to the package instructions. Pour it onto the table surface and spread it out to form a thin layer. Use the heat tool to pop any bubbles that may appear. Just blast them briefly and they will pop to the surface.
Allow the resin to cure for 48 hours, then remove the tape. Sand the edges if they are rough or uneven.
If you don’t need to revamp your dining table, you could always use this ‘how to refinish a table’ technique to update a coffee table, end table, or even a serving tray.
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