Finding the best paint for wood crafts is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, it’s not something you should rush into if you want to keep your project safe and under control.
Paint for wood crafts is usually difficult to find since they are limited to specific products that are very often special order or customized. The good news is that there are plenty of paint colors available and in a lot of sizes, so you can choose a few to try out before investing in a full-sized container.
Select Colors Together During Wood Crafts
Select colors that look good together, but don’t overdo it. You don’t want to end up with a bowl of paint on your hands after having applied it to the piece of furniture you are working on. It’s important to be able to see the color blended properly on the surface, before proceeding.
Apply the paint with an even layer, using a paintbrush or a roller. Remember to apply the paint evenly as it will make the paint stick better.
Follow through, allowing the paint to dry, ensuring that you use a paper towel to wipe off the excess. Afterward, dry the wood with a piece of cloth or a soft towel.
If you are going to use a topcoat, get one that will serve as a primer for your paint. This will help protect the surface and it also helps the paint stick better on the material.
Prepare Your Project Before Hand
To help ensure that your woodcraft project will hold up to the weather, prepare your project beforehand, using protectant to seal it against dirt and moisture. Be sure to include accessories that will go along with the project as well, such as a toolbox, duster, brush, etc.
When finished, use a squeegee to remove excess paint from the area you painted, removing any dust particles that may have been left behind during the painting process. If you are using a medium based primer, allow it to dry completely.
Sandpaper the remaining area you didn’t cover. High-quality coarse sandpaper will do the trick, but you can always opt for high-quality fine-grit sandpaper, which works equally well.
Use Brush To Apply Paint
If you are painting over an existing area or are considering a complete overhaul of the surface, use a brush to apply the paint. Remember to cover the entire surface at first, and then slowly add the smaller pieces as you progress.
When finished, use a primer to cover the areas that will be covered with a lighter shade of the paint color, to prevent having a heavily tinted area of the project. This helps maintain the overall look of the project as well.
Finally, work on the final touches by sanding the project to a smooth finish. Using a sanding pad, and 220 grit paper, you can achieve a perfect finish.