Create naturally beautiful craft creations by painting on wood! Follow along with our technique video to learn the best way to paint on wood. When you’re ready, head over to Michaels — in store or online — for all the tools and supplies you need to get started.
Ready to finish wood surface to be painted
Step 1: Prep the wood with a fine grain sandpaper. Cut the sandpaper into small squares about 3 fingers in size. ALWAYS sand in the direction of the grain in the wood.
Step 2: Use your tack cloth to remove all debris from the wood.
Step 3: Choose your paint. Acrylic paint is a great choice for indoor wood paintings. Use acrylic enamel for outdoor wood paintings. The increased resilience of the enamel paint will help it weather the elements.
Step 4: Use a primer coat first. Cover completely.
Step 5: Allow the primer coat to dry, then apply your first acrylic paint coat.
Step 6: Allow the first coat to dry. Once dry, check your coverage. You may want to add a second coat. PRO TIP: Paint the bottoms of your project for a finished touch!
Step 7: Add details and designs with different brushes.
Step 8: Allow the piece to dry for 24hrs. Once dry use a sponge to apply an acrylic sealant.
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