Painting Wood Panel

Painting wooden panels in a room will brighten up the room. Painted wooden panels will add character to the room irrespective of the décor of the room. Before painting the panels think carefully and make sure that this is what your want. Once painted, stripping the paint off the panels is an extremely tedious task. Here are few tips on how to go about painting wooden panels.

Things you require to start painting:

Powdered wall cleaner

Sandpaper and a sanding block

Liquid sandpaper (optional)

Tack cloth

Clear lacquer

Paintbrushes

Stain-blocking primer or Alkyd primer

Latex paint

Tips to paint the panel:

1. Thoroughly clean the panel, removing dirt and sediments of wood care products. Use only powdered cleanser and not liquid cleaners. The products that have to be sprayed leave a thin layer, which may prevent smooth application of paint on the wooden panel. Wash off with water and leave to dry completely.

2. Insert sand paper into sanding block and sand the surface that has to be painted. Sanding is done to roughen and prepare the surface for painting. Dull all shiny spots. If you prefer using liquid sandpaper do so. Follow instructions given on the bottle.

3. Use tack cloth to wipe of dust from sanding. If there are knots in the panel apply clear lacquer and let dry completely.

4. Use an alkyd primer that matches the color of the base coat to prime the panels. Dry completely. Apply two fine coats of latex paint to finish off. If the original color of the panel is very dark the use a primer with a stain block, which will prevent the dark color from showing through.

5. For a simple, easy to maintain look use an eggshell finish, it is glossy an easy to clean. To give a room a slightly glamorous look use faux finishes. Another kind of finish that you can try is to paint a base color, then apply glaze in a different color and then with the help of graining tool to give a striped look.

6. Buy good quality paint and buy a little more than you need as you will not get the same color if you run short later on.

7. If the previous paint was oil-based and you are planning to use a latex paint this time, then apply a primer before painting.

8. Flat finishes are best for concealing wall imperfections. This finish is good for room where there is little activity like bedrooms, hallways etc.

9. Eggshell paint or paint with a little more shine is best for children's rooms, where it adds a little brightness and is easy to clean.

10. Use semi gloss that has more sheen to it and is more reflective is great for kitchens and bathrooms.

11. Gloss or high shine paint are best for cabinets and trims. High sheen emphasizes defects that are present on the surface.

 
 

 

 

Didn't find what you were looking for? Search the web:

 

Web TipFinds.com
 
 
 

Home

Add Link

Contact

Link To Us

Partner Links

Site Map

Submit Free Article


Search for the answer:

My Articles

All the Suds on Baths
Burglar-Proofing Your Home
Burn Home Fires Safely
Bring Fitness Home
Beat the Winter Blahs
Burglar-Proof Your Home
Create More Storage Space
Cut Your Energy Costs This Winter
Cook Up a New Kitchen!
Decorating A Kid's Room
Fall Gardening Pays Off in Spring
Give Your Home a Tune-Up
Give Your Home A Makeover
Garden Year-Round in Your Home
Give Your Home a Facelift
Get Your Spring Garden Growing
Get Your Garden Ready For Spring!
Get Ready to Garden!
Get Your Home Ready for the Cold
Getting Your Cottage Ready for Summer
How Clean is your Air?
Head Start on Spring Gardening
Holiday Safety Comes First
Improve Your Surroundings with Paint
It's Time For Spring Cleaning
Is it Worth Renovating?
Keeping A Roof Over Your Head
Light Your House for Safety
Light and Colour
Move or Renovate?
Make Your Bedroom Your Get-Away
Make Your Bathroom Beautiful
Need a New Driveway?
Renovate Your Basement
Staying On Top Of Your Roof!
Time For A Kitchen Renovation?
Time to Change Your Flooring?
Tips to "Noise-Proof" Your Home
Unclutter Your Home
Use Caution to Protect Your Home
Winterize Your Home
Winter Safety Smarts
Windows: Replace or Repair?
Window Coverings - What's New
What's New in Fencing?
What's New in Roofing?
Winterize Your Yard and Garden
What's New In Backyard Gardens?
"Warm" Up Your House this Winter

© Copyright 2010 TipFinds.com All Rights Reserved.


Website Statistics