Lately pallet furniture has become quite fashionable, so with a couple of pallets we decided to make a wooden side table for the living room. And to match the walls of the room I’m going to give it a nice decorative finish.
Pallets don’t usually come clean, nor do they tend to be of the highest quality wood, so after cleaning them thoroughly I use a 120 grit sandpaper block to get a smoother surface. And then I apply a protective primer, which in addition to protecting the pallet wood from fungi and insects will help to unify the decorative finish that I will apply next.
As soon as the protective primer is dry I can apply the decorative water based finish. In this case I will use Xylazel Deco Lasur, specifically the combination of Provencal gray with pearl effect.
I apply the base color in the direction of the grain, spreading it well. And as it is a wood stain, it does not cover the wood completely, but it is absorbed and the wood grain is enhanced. After 30 minutes I could apply a second coat, but I will apply directly the decorative pearl effect. I apply a generous coat and immediately I see how the gray color is acquiring the pearl effect I was looking for.