Painting wood is one of the best ways to bring life to the lost gleam of its surface. Whether it’s wooden furniture or the panels in your home or the window-panes, the process to paint all of them remains the same. Yes, we agree that it appears to be a bit difficult for amateurs like you, but if you are a fast learner and get good guidance of the right tricks and tips to do so, it becomes a cake walk.
Ø Tips to paint a wooden surface perfectly!
Whether it is painting your wooden panels or any kind of interior painting, we would highly recommend you to call only the experts for this job. They know the right tactics and process of doing so and you are saved from all the mess and dust you have to bear because of it. They also know which kind of paint to use for specific surfaces like wood or drywall etc. But if you are adamant to do it all by yourself, then here we are happy to help with the tips and tricks:
o Clean the wooden surface — You can’t proceed with the beautifying, smoothening, or painting of a wooden surface if it’s covered with dust and dirt. So, wear your cleaner’s hat and wipe the entire surface with a microfibre cloth and wood cleaning liquid.
o Sand it perfectly— Next thing to do is sand the wooden surface perfectly. This process is very much essential if there are some dents in this surface or the nails from the wood are popping up. Even up the entire surface with a sander and again clean the dust and mess that’s created by this process.
o Apply a primer on the surface —So what if it’s a wooden surface, you have to apply a primer on it so that your paint stays firm, strong, and long-lasting on this surface. If you are new to this, you’ll find the primer as a chalky substance. But don’t worry, it will smoothen up when you apply the coats of paint over it.
o A second time sanding — The experts in house painting from Flamingo Exterior Plastering would suggest you go for the sanding process after each step of painting the wood. They have ample experience in painting on all kinds of surfaces both in residential and commercial areas. So, if you want a perfectly painted wooden surface, don’t hesitate to sand the surface a second time as well after the primer is done and dried.
o Coat the layers of paint — Now you have to just mix the right quantity of paint with some amount of water. (You can check the guidance on the pack of the paint.) Since you are working on a wooden surface, we would suggest you complete the corners with a paint brush. Later, when you have covered the surface well, use a roller and even the paint smoothly over the surface. Repeat the process after the first coat dries. (It takes around 24 hours for it to dry.)
So, now that you have picked up a new skill, we are sure, all your wooden artefacts shall get a new look and lease of life!