Football Field Tailgating Table
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Football Field Tailgating Table

Get ready for game day in style and personalize this easy to paint tailgating table with the name of your favorite team. Designed by Michelle Neuhauser
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Krylon Fusion for Plastic - Hunter Green
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Pumpkin Orange
  • White Plastic Folding Table- 6ft.
  • Vinyl Letters To Spell Team Name- 2 Sets
  • 1” Vinyl Numbers (18 - 0’s, 4 - 1’s, 4 - 2’s, 4 - 3’s, 4 - 4’s, 2 - 5’s)
  • 1” Painter’s Masking Tape
  • Measuring Tape
  • Ruler (Optional)
  • Pencil
  • Ammonia-Based Cleaner or Paint Thinner
  • Lint-Free Cloth
  • Newspaper
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Use ammonia-based cleaner and lint-free cloth to clean surface of table. If table is new, wipe down with paint thinner instead. Let dry completely.


Step: 2

Apply painter’s tape to the outside edge all the way around the table (this will give a clean white border along the edge later).


Step: 3

Measure for the center of each long side of the table and mark with a pencil on the masking tape along the edge. Using these marks as a guide, tape lengths of painter’s tape straight across the middle of the table.


Step: 4

Your table is now separated into two halves. Measure to divide the halves into six equal sections on each half for a total of 12 sections across the table. Mark with a pencil on the painter’s tape masking the outer edge of the table. Using these marks as a guide, tape lengths of painter’s tape straight across the middle of the table for each section.


Step: 5

A few inches in from the edge of the table, apply vinyl numbers so that the “yard lines” are marked. Use photo as a guide, and use measuring tape or ruler to help you keep the numbers straight as you adhere them to the table.


Step: 6

Make sure all the edges of the tape and numbers are firmly adhered to the table. Use your fingernail or something with a hard edge to run along the edges carefully. You want your numbers straight as you adhere them to the table.


Step: 7

Using masking tape and newspaper, cover the sides of the table and surrounding areas to protect from overspray.


Step: 8

Following instructions on can, apply Fusion Hunter Green (2324) to tabletop. Use several light coats rather than one heavy coat for best results. Once tabletop is completely covered, let dry completely.


Step: 9

Very carefully, remove the tape and numbers. Fusion isn’t fully cured for seven days, so if you aren’t careful, you could scratch the paint.


Step: 10

Following instructions on can, spray vinyl letters with Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Pumpkin Orange (52411) or one of your team’s colors). Let dry completely.


Step: 11

Remove vinyl letters spelling out your team’s name from the sheet they are on and apply to table in the “end zones”. Refer to photo and use measuring tape or ruler to help you position the letters evenly and straight. It can be easier to work from the center letters out towards the ends to get everything centered properly. Have a little patience with this step as bigger letters take a little more time to get positioned straight.


Step: 12

Touchdown! Your table is ready to take to the next tailgate party. Amaze your friends - they’ll all want you to make them one!


Tips

Measure along both sides so you get your lines as straight as possible.