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Protect And Beautify Your Unfinished Furniture

Moon Valley product kits are available either finished or unfinished. You may want to choose the unfinished option if you have a certain paint or stain color in mind to match the rest of your living space.

We want to make sure that you get the most from your purchase, so wed love to share some ideas and tips for finishing your furniture. Upon assembling your product kit, keep these things in mind.

Sanding Your Product

All Moon Valley kit products are pre-sanded before shipping. However, each customer has a different preference as to the level of smoothness for their product. If you want to do a quick touch-up on any part of your product, use a fine grit sandpaper (120-grit or 180-grit) to reach your desired level of smoothness.

Leaving it Unfinished

You're in luck, because Moon Valley products are made from white cedar. Cedar is naturally more resistant to weather decay and insect damage than other types of wood, so you can simply leave it as is. Over time, it will turn a silvery-gray color which gives it a rustic, aged look.

Finishing Your Product

There are a few options for finishing your product. Some suggestions are staining, painting, or applying a varnish. But before you undertake any of these options, please reference the following guidelines for applying exterior clear sealers and finish coats:

  1. Sand all parts to open grain.
  2. Wipe or blow off all contaminates from the surface.
  3. Apply one coat of product (brush, roll, or spray).
  4. Let dry according to directions on container (drying and re-coat times vary with product used).
  5. Sand again, before second coat is applied.
  6. Wipe or blow off all contaminates from the surface.
  7. Apply second coat of product.
  8. Let dry according to directions on container.
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