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  • Writer's picturePAINTING HANDS


Updated: Aug 13, 2023

Painting woodwork is a great way to update the look of your home. Here are the general steps to follow when painting woodwork:

1. Clean the woodwork: Before you start painting, it's important to clean the woodwork thoroughly. Use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the surface and remove any dirt, dust, or debris. If the woodwork is particularly dirty, you may need to use a mild detergent and water to clean it.

2. Sand the woodwork: Once the woodwork is clean and dry, use a fine-grit sandpaper to lightly sand the surface. This will help the paint adhere better and provide a smoother finish. Be sure to wipe away any dust or debris after sanding.

3. Prime the woodwork: If you're painting over bare wood or a surface that has been stained or varnished, you'll need to apply a coat of primer first. This will help the paint adhere better and provide a more even finish. Allow the primer to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

4. Apply the paint: Once the primer is dry, you can start painting. Use a brush or roller to apply the paint, working in long, even strokes. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for the type of paint you're using, including how many coats are recommended.

5. Allow the paint to dry: Once you've applied the paint, allow it to dry completely before applying a second coat (if necessary) or handling the woodwork.

6. Finish with a topcoat: Depending on the type of paint you used, you may want to finish with a topcoat to protect the paint and provide a more durable finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the type of topcoat you're using.

By following these steps, you should be able to paint your woodwork and achieve a beautiful and long-lasting finish.



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