This paint needs you to do a little bit of preparation before you can apply it. It’ll be worth the extra effort, preparation helps the paint to stick and will look like a professional has done it.
Our ultra-tough paint is best applied when the temperature is above 10⁰c. It’s low odour so there’s no lingering smells but you might still want to open a window or door for a little bit of extra ventilation.
Cover everything you don’t want to get paint on with a dust sheet. Our paint it drip resistant but not accident-proof.
How to prepare bare wood for painting
- Sand the surface with 120 grit sandpaper going in the direction of the grain. This will give it a smooth finish perfect for your paint to stick to.
- Once the dust from sanding has settled, wipe it up with white spirit and a cloth.
- To prevent knots from showing through and ruining your hard work, use a knot blocker solution to put a stop to it. Don’t forget to fill in cracks and holes with a filler. This will give you the best surface to work on.
How to prepare previously painted wood.
- If your existing paint is in a good condition, your job here is easy. Just lightly sand it with 240 grit sandpaper and then apply a primer and undercoat.
- But if your paint is flaking, cracking or peeling, you’ll need to put a bit more elbow grease in. Use 120 grit sandpaper and sand the paint off so you can see the bare wood. This is done easiest with an electric sander.
- Let the dust settle and wipe it up with white spirit and a cloth.
- Block any knots and fill in cracks and holes so your surface is completely smooth and ready for painting.