Finishing a wooden truck bed is a time consuming but rewarding task. Not only will it look great when done, but it will also protect the wood from the elements, ensuring your truck bed lasts for years to come. In order to finish a wooden truck bed, you’ll need to gather some supplies and take your time.
Step 1: Prepare the surface of the wood by sanding it down with medium-grit sandpaper. This will help create a smooth surface for the finish to adhere to. It is important to sand in the direction of the grain for best results.
Step 2: Wipe down the wood with a damp cloth or sponge, removing all dust and debris created by sanding. Allow the wood to dry completely before continuing.
Step 3: Apply an exterior wood sealer or stain to protect and enhance the look of your truck bed. Make sure you follow all manufacturer instructions when applying any type of finish product.
Step 4: Once your sealer or stain has dried, apply two coats of exterior grade polyurethane finish. Again, follow all manufacturer instructions when applying and allow each coat to dry completely before applying subsequent coats.
Finishing a wooden truck bed can be time consuming, but it’s worth it in the end when you have a beautiful and protected bed on your vehicle that will last for years. By preparing the surface, using an exterior sealer or stain, then applying two coats of exterior grade polyurethane finish, you can easily complete this task yourself with amazing results!