Spray Paint for Wood
Choosing the right kind of spray paint for painting wood isn’t as hard as you’d imagine. It is all about preparation mainly, then you just need to decide on the colour you want to use.
Preparation is key. Wood isn’t the most friendly surface to paint straight onto due to it being porous. Even more so if it is completely untreated.
1. Clean the surface. Soap and water is best, allow to dry thoroughly.
2. Rub the wood with fine grit sandpaper to make the surface a bit coarse and allow the spray paint to take to it better.
3. Remove or mask off parts you don’t want spray paint to get on.
4. Prime the wood with a neutral grey colour. Ensure you follow the instructions on the can and layer up the paint gradually and evenly, allowing to dry between coats.
5. Once primed layer up even coats of your chosen colour.
6. Finally to protect your finished piece you can varnish it to add a defensive layer.
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What Varnish to Protect Painted Wood?
We have a few different finishes of varnish that comes in both acrylic and synthetic based cans. They all achieve pretty much the same end result, it all depends on the look you are going for at the end.
Both the synthetic varnish and acrylic varnishes come in gloss, matt and satin.
Spray Painting Wood Tips
Preparation and taking your time is the key to getting the best results.
If you rush it, don’t prep or prime the surface, or allow enough time between layers then you will most likely not get the results you are hoping for.
The final varnish is also well worth doing. It will protect all your hard work and you won’t need to do it all over again so soon.