A pegboard can be more than a piece of wood that goes in the garage. By adding some flair to your board in five steps it will look more like furniture. I don’t suggest staining pine due to it being hard to stain properly and easy to mess up. Choosing to stain it is not a great idea.
- Route the board with a round over bit. Round over the edges and holes.
- Use an electric palm sander with 80 to 100 grit sand paper then move up to 200 to 220 grit sandpaper. Make sure you sand with the grain.
- Remove all the loose particles of dust with a tack cloth. If the tack cloth gets full of small elements then replace it with a new one.
- Add one to two coats of Clear Shellac Sanding Sealer according to the manufacturer’s directions. It is very important to select the clear sand sealer. If you select the amber, your wood will look like someone’s 1975 wood paneled basement.
- Add two coats of polyurethane. In-between coats sand with 220 sand paper and remove the dust with a tack cloth.
By adding these coatings to your board, this project will result in a highly durable finish.