Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
For a modern style table, make sure you fill every imperfection and knot with wood filler. Sand well.
We primed and sprayed High Gloss Enamel Ultra Pure White by Valspar on, two coats. If you do not have a sprayer, you may consider painting your boards - decking especially - before assembly, as it is very difficult to get a pretty paint job on a slatted design such as this.