How to Paint Wood?

You might believe that apart from riding a bike or even a car the next easiest thing to do is Painting in wood. Well! It might be the case if you are an expert but, if you are not, it is important for you to follow a guide and then take the correct steps. If you already have a piece of wood and willing to give it a new look by painting on it, here are a few steps to follow.

What are the Steps to paint wood?

  1. Take your time to prepare the wood that you are about to paint. It might be the most critical part of painting a timber and patience, and key observation is the biggest requirement.
  2. If there is any old paint already applied onto the wood, you need to remove it. You can do this easily with the help of Tri-Sodium Phosphate solution to clean up the painting. Remember to fill in all the dings as well as the deep gouges by applying wood putty.
  3. Take sandpaper to sand the surface of the wood and make it smoother. It will ease the work when you are about to implement the next coat of painting. Use a towel to clean up as much dust as you can with a cloth.
  4. Apply a good primer to the wood and let it dry for a while. Remember to use a white or gray based primer if you are planning for a darker paint.
  5. Choose a type of paint that you need to apply and prefer an oil based paint for a better touch of painting. Pick a type of sheen or gloss reflected on the color.
  6. Maintain a uniform width of the brush and remember to buy the same width of the brush if you are willing to change the previous one while painting. Load the brush with paint and then move your brush in a straight direction. Try to make sure that the direction of the brush is always from up to down as it will reflect on the wood after the painting is dried. Repeat it three to five times until and unless an entire segment is fully covered. To pull the tip of the pain, you can use an unloaded brush and then cover it with the stroke. Remember to apply a minimum brushstroke as possible.
  7. Wait for a few while and let the paint dry naturally for the best finish. Use a wood planer to level out the uneven parts.
  8. Now you need to think about sealer of the topcoat on the wood. Prep the surface of the wood by sanding it and vacuuming off any paint. For a better result, apply more than three coats of the sealer and make it worthy for a better solution.

However, remember to keep everything natural and do not use external machinery for drying the wood. It will keep a balance of painting in all the corners and will bring out a good finish to the paint. You must not forget to maintain a steady direction while painting.