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Step 8: Paint the Supports

It is much, much easier to paint the supports before the table top is mounted.  Of course, painting the supports is completely optional.  If you used nicer wood than construction-grade lumber, or if you like the look, or don't really care either way, you can skip this step.

To paint the supports, I used inexpensive "self-priming" door & trim paint.  The colour (uhhh...  white) was chosen to match the existing trim.  This part is fiddly, and watch out for paint drips!  There are lots of corners and recesses where the paint can pool and drip.  Add as many coats as you like until you achieve the finish you want.  Two coats should be enough in almost all cases.
 
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