The Way to Prepare to Paint Acrylic Enamel on Wood

Whether you’re creating a folk art piece using old discovered wood or would like to paint an unfinished piece of furniture, you will have to prepare the surface to the paint. Acrylic tooth — commonly used to paint cars and house exteriors — is a fantastic choice for painting wood bits that are going to be used or outside. It’s possible to identify acrylic enamel by its cleanup instructions: though shiny, acrylic enamel is water-based and needs no paint thinners for cleanup.

Dissolve 1/2 cup water bleach in 1 gallon of warm tap water. Using a sponge, clean the wood surface with the option, then wipe-rinse with a moist sponge. Allow the wood to dry completely.

Sand the dry wood with medium-grit sandpaper or a handheld rotary instrument with medium-grit sanding accessory. Follow this sanding with fine-grit sanding. Use the hand-held rotary tool with the sanding accessory especially for almost any hard-to-reach areas such as carved details or distances between wooden slats.

Wipe the sawdust out with a moist cloth.

Apply one or two coats of oil base coat. If you want the wood to reveal, make use of an outdoor sealer for a base coat. Dry completely before painting.

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