The table got sanded a couple of times with 80, 120, and 200 grit. Then I used a can of old Alkyd paint to give it a nice warm gray color. This was Sherwin Williams Amherst Gray. After the paint, I sanded the edges and corners with 80 grit and then used Rustoleum’s Kona stain to rub it all over. When you do this, it takes some serious elbow grease to get the excess off but I think the finish is worth it. Three coats of Polycrylic later, it is looking pretty fly for a gray guy.