How to stain a new pine picnic table?
I plan on picking up one of those Pine picnic table kits from Home Depot. All untreated pine boards.
What's the best way to make this thing last. I know nothing about painting/staining wood. But my wife and i like the look of stained wood better than painted.
If i ask the home depot paint people this question will they easily give me a can of stain and a brush and just say 'apply 3 coats and you're good to go'. Or is there more to it?
And if i wanted to sand off some of the rough edges do i do it before or after the staining?
Any thoughs appreciated.