Painting Wood Shelves: Easy Steps For Painting Wooden Shelves


Easy Steps For Painting The Wooden Shelves

Wooden shelves are an important part of your homes but you need to paint them regularly in order to make them look beautiful & attractive. If you wish to paint your wooden shelves, simply follow the below-given steps carefully:
  1. Assemble: The first step is to assemble all the shelves before starting the painting job. The paint will help to add thickness to the wooden shelves and will also alter their texture, making them a little bit stickier.
  2. Stripper: It's very important to remove all the old paint in case there is any, for the stripping use the gel paint stripper. Simply follow instructions that are mentioned on the stripper's container.
  3. Sanding: After the above step is done then its time for sanding the wood with the help of disc sander. Sanding is also very important to chip away the areas of paint and to make the edges of the paint very smooth. Sanding will also help to prevent the edges of the old paint from showing through the layer of new paint. The user should smooth all the front corners of the wood and just need to spend a little extra time on sanding the areas that are rough or splinter.
  4. Primer: The next step is to apply primer paint to the entire set of shelves as the primer will help the paint to adhere to the surface strongly. The user needs to keep the application of paint as smooth as possible. The main point here is to create the even coat of colored palette for topcoats of paint and let it dry completely.
  5. Undersides: Now here the user needs to paint the undersides of all the shelves. It is very important to let these areas completely dry before continuing the process. In case, if any paint drips on the top of the shelf or beneath, then smooth it out as soon as possible while it's still wet or simply wipe away using a damp rag.
  6. Back: Once the underside is dry then go for the back and sides of the shelves if there is any. The best way is to paint from the bottom to up as this will help to prevent too much pooling of the paint at the bottom.
  7. Surface, Cracks And Crevice: Now its time to paint the surface of all the shelves where the items will sit. Besides that the user needs to apply the paint into cracks and crevices in all the shelving unit.
  8. Back, Top And Front: The user needs to paint the back, top as well as to the front of the shelving unit. It is important to keep the paintbrush strokes as parallel as possible.
  9. Second Coat: Once the first coat is dry then apply the second coat. Apply in the same way as you did in the first coat.
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