How do I make a wood picnic table stop peeling paint?

by Vicky

Every year we paint our picnic table and every year it peels by spring. We have tried everything that the people at the paint store says will work but it doesn't.

  3 answers
  • Gk Gk on May 17, 2019

    I use exterior house paint on my picnic table. It will last for a long time. I store my picnic table inside the garage for the winter tipped up on it's side.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 17, 2019

    Remove all the old finish. Prime with Kilz Original. Paint with RustOleum enamel paint. I used this on a rocker that sits exposed on the porch and it looks like new after 2 years.

  • Gk Gk on May 17, 2019

    Exterior house paint is made for outside weather conditions. Even if you don't store it inside for the winter the painted finish should last like it does on a house.

    • Vicky Vicky on May 20, 2019

      We have used exterior paint with primer in it and it still peels.