Deciding to paint one of your wooden cupboards or tables with a striking colour, can turn any old piece of second hand furniture into a brand new & exciting feature in your home. Luckily, in most cases it is pretty straightforward to get the job done yourself.

1. Preperation Work

As with most painting projects, the preparation part is absolutely essential and important to ensure that it will last for years to come.

Use a fine grit sandpaper to thoroughly sand the entire surface. Wipe all loose paint, dirt and debris off with a cloth.

2. Applying Primer

Priming the wooden surface is a crucial step, because the primer will improve the adhesion of the top coat to the surface.

We recommend using “universal undercoat” as a primer. It is especially a great option when you are going to be painting a water-based paint over wood that was previously painted with an oil-based paint.

If you want to avoid disappointment, don’t skimp on the primer and make sure you use a high quality undercoat.

3. Sand & Clean Again

For the absolute best outcome, lightly sand the surface again after priming (with a very fine grit sandpaper). After sanding, clean the surface with a cloth to make sure it is free of any debris & dirt.

4. Applying the Final Coat

You are finally ready to apply the final coats of paint and finish it off. We recommend using a high quality water-based, latex paint.

To achieve a smooth and even surface, we recommend using a sponge roller, in conjunction with a fibreglass brush for doing smaller cuttings.

It is always advisable to use two coats, even if it looks like the first coat has covered the surface. Remember to leave enough time for the first coat to dry before applying the second coat.

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