Tips on how to paint wooden surfaces

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Painting the surface can give a new life to older wooden chairs and any other piece of wooden furniture. Adding a smooth and silky finish to woodwork is a job that requires patience. While the process is simple and requires basic supplies and tools, there is a lot of attention that goes into details. Painting wooden surfaces can be quite a task and in most cases requires professional attention.

Learning how to master the techniques of a high-quality painting of wooden surfaces and furniture is not difficult, but requires a lot of practice. Here are a few tips on painting wooden surfaces for you to follow.

  1. Cleaning the surface or furniture: Cleaning the wooden surface or furniture is the first step to painting it and plays a vital role in the process of painting. It removes the tiny soot and grimes on the surface. These specks of dust reduce the adhesion between the furniture and the paint and need to be removed. Sanding is the process of removing scratches on the joints and corners of the furniture. Stripping is another step done to remove the existing stickers or paints on any part of the wooden furniture. This roughens the wooden surface and causes it to easily grab the paint.
  1. Adhesion test: After sanding and stripping are completed, it is time to check the adhesion quality of the wooden furniture. This requires the application of primer to the surface of the furniture. Once the primer dries on the wooden surface, check if the coat has adhered to the surface without any bubble formations.
  1. Disassembling the furniture: Once the adhesion test is carried out, try to disassemble your wooden furniture completely, if possible. Disassembling enables you to paint every joint, nook, and corner of the furniture. Once the painting job is done, make sure you let it dry completely before reassembling it.
  1. First coat: For the first coat of wood paint, always start with a minimal amount of paint. Move your rollers with even pressure, and maintain the same direction throughout the process. Additionally, make sure you apply the first coating on the edges and never pour the paint on cavities. Once the first coat is done, let the paint dry for an hour or two. In case you find any spots that you have missed during the drying process, do not hurry to touch them but fix them in the second coating.
  1. Second coat: Most of the painting work gets done in the first coating itself. The second coat is done to make sure that the wooden furniture looks even all over the surface. You can fix any missed spots during this coat. Once the second coating is done, let the surface or the furniture dry for a good amount of time.
  1. Reassembling: Once the painting is done, make sure you give it an ample amount of time for the paint to dry completely. After the paint has dried, carefully reassemble the furniture.

Make sure that along with precision, you use good quality paint for a good job with a great finish to be done. Carefully choose the color and finish of the paint keeping the room colour combination in mind. To make the task easy and impeccably perfect, you can hire professional service providers.

Aapka Painter is a painting service provider that offers end to end painting service solutions including wooden finishes, paint, and polish. Aapka Painter knows the art of painting in and out and can recreate any space exactly into your vision. They provide you with trained painters, expert assistance, and the flexibility to choose from a wide range of products from different brands to meet all your requirements of job completion and satisfaction.