THE TOP TEN DIY Wood Painting Tips
Even if you have painted other surfaces before, painting wood can be a challenge especially for those who want a high quality job. Most of the time we paint surfaces that are readied for painting such as wallboard. But painting wood is a very different type of painting. There are different techniques and procedures that need to be followed for various wood surfaces. Unfinished wood needs different preparations before painting than finished wood will need. And wood that has been stained will be a different situation completely. Make sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and always paint in a well ventilated area. For additional information on painting and paint types check out, http://www.squidoo.com/best-paint-colors
Even if you have painted other surfaces before, painting wood can be a challenge especially for those who want a high quality job. Most of the time we paint ... more
When repainting wood surfaces make sure to scrape the old paint chips and flakes off and sand the surface before painting.
Repair damage like holes and deep scratches using wood putty or wood filler.
When painting bare wood or when using a darker color always prime the wood before painting.
Always apply two coats of paint to ensure a durable finish.
Remember to sand the wood again after priming.
To avoid tacky paint do not paint underneath a fan or vent, in a windy area or direct sunlight.
Purchase a high quality brush for painting wood surfaces. This will avoid getting bristles in the paint.
Make sure you choose the right type of paint for the surface being painted.
Make sure the wood dries thoroughly between coats.
Never paint latex paint over oil based paints.
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