tree-stump2When it comes to trendy activities, the art of repurposing old junk can be beneficial in multiple ways. Last week, we started to cover the general steps that are used in order to fashion tables out of old tree trunks. When you’re in need of tree removal tasks, we can help! Patrick Musser Tree Service should be your first choice for professional Montgomery County tree services. Our trained experts perform impressive tree trimming services with the goal of having our clients return for any timber-related services. After stump removal occurs, the DIY plan commences!

  1. Make it even finer. Using a fine-grit sandpaper, work the entire surface over to accomplish a smoother, finer finish. Once the surface area is uniform in smoothness, move up to an extra-fine grit to give your stump an optimally polished surface. The level of effort put in at this stage depends on each individual and their surface preference.
  2. Cleanup. At this stage, you’ll have a metric ton of sawdust in and around your workspace. Fully removing particles and dust at this stage is vital for smoother operations down the line. Make sure to vacuum up all of the creases and crevices in your stump. You can always pick your stump up and blow on it to test the dust depths.
  3. Wipe it down. We recommend using a cloth at this point to ensure that all of those fine particles are removed. Achieving quality results stems from meticulously dusting the stump, checking and double-checking before the next phase. Make sure to also purify your workspace of sawdust and any residual bark.
  4. Apply coating. At this point, there are a few options for how to finish the wood’s surface. You can seal, stain, or even paint the stump to match your preferences:

      1. Sealant – coat the entire stump, starting on the outsides of the top/bottom, working inward. Once done, move to the sides and ensure that all of the surfaces are covered. Reapply sealant twice more with appropriate drying times in between (a couple hours). Sandpaper away any rough surfaces then clean and apply the final coat.
      2. Stain – apply stain to the surface, keeping track of its time spent soaking into the wood. The longer you let the stain sit on the porous surface, the darker the color will be. This can also be achieved through multiple applications. When done, make sure to wipe the stain off with a dry cloth. Make sure to use an appropriate finish agent to protect the newly colored surface.
      3. Paint – covering your stump in paint can provide an aesthetically pleasing element to any room. Make sure to apply primer first, following all provided instructions. Once the primer is dry, apply paint with a bristle brush, working from the top downward. Wait for the paint to completely dry before adding another layer. As with the other 2 methods, a sealant or finish product is suggested to protect the new coat of style on your stump.

Once the surfaces have been covered, you’re done! Just allow the stump to fully dry then start enjoying it. Repurposing yard waste can be a fun, useful task that will be sure to ignite future conversations with guests. For anyone in need of tree pruning and removal services, you’ve come to the right place. Patrick Musser Tree Service is your trusted source for professional tree services in Montgomery County. Contact us today to schedule a visit!