How To Apply A Painted Finish On Wood – Wood Finish Recipe 6 | Rockler Skill Builders

How To Apply A Painted Finish On Wood – Wood Finish Recipe 6 | Rockler Skill Builders

How to Apply a Paint Finish to Wood Projects

How to Apply This Finish
1. Sand the project up through the grits to150-grit
a. It is a good idea to sand pieces that will be hard to reach before assembly.
2. If you have any nail holes, cracks or defects in the wood, fill them now with a wood filler — sand smooth
3. Brush on a coat of latex primer — sand smooth when it dries
4. Brush on a coat of Chalk or Milk-Paint. (A second coat may be required)
5. Rub on a coat of colored wax as an accent

Supply Checklist:
– Sandpaper: 80-grit through 220grit (320- and 400-grit recommended)
https://www.rockler.com/3m-no-slip-grip-sandpaper-3-packs
– Stain Blocker Primer
– Wonderfill Wood Filler
https://www.rockler.com/wunderfil-wood-filler-2-oz-colors
– Milk Paint – Seagull Grey used in video demonstration
https://www.rockler.com/seagull-gray-general-finishes-milk-paint-pint
– Liberon Wax
https://www.rockler.com/liberon-black-bison-fine-paste-wax
– Wood Finishing Value Pack
https://www.rockler.com/wood-finishing-variety-pack
– Shop towels or clean rags

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40 Comments

  1. Jennifer Leasha on April 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Fortnite balls



  2. aneng64 on April 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Could have done with a close-up of the finished job.



  3. Margie's Van Mori on April 14, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    This is so helpful! I am building out my 1988 chevy van to live in and travel and I have so many pieces of miscut wood that I need to make into something beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration!



  4. EPJarvis 1 on April 14, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Does anyone know how to stop paint from chipping on wood products? Would varnishing the product first help this?



  5. play nite on April 14, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    God, this is a very sweet idea



  6. Eng. Muhannad on April 14, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks man that helps..👍🏾



  7. Imapchy on April 14, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Great tips!



  8. Kai Nghe on April 14, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    thank you sir, fanstatic tut



  9. myplaguesify on April 14, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    can you use paint as a first coat and not a primer?



  10. Carl Zorro on April 14, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    How about using a 3 in roller instead of a brush and using water base poly after painting it instead of wax ?



  11. وفاء حسن on April 14, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Good work . Thank you



  12. Gabriella Preciosa on April 14, 2022 at 6:16 pm


  13. Alaina 'ARR' Hodge on April 14, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Quick question: I’ve read in multiple places about using TAC cloth after sanding to remove the sawdust prior to priming, yet you didn’t do so here. Is there a reason why?



  14. Hongji Zheng on April 14, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Do you think applying top coat will be protect the paint better than wax? If it does, do you have any product recommendations?



  15. Daniel Plata on April 14, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Quick question, do you sand at the end of the last layer of paint? I want a smooth surface . Thanks 4 your feedback



  16. Luanne on April 14, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    What if you do not know the type of wood your working woth?



  17. Woo's Heroes on April 14, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you, very well presented.
    WOO
    https://youtu.be/eeT6muSZiNg



  18. BeetjeAfvallen on April 14, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    @00:42 dont you need to wash after brush? with some sort of un-fatting-water-mixture?



  19. William Irizarry on April 14, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    That was helpful



  20. M B on April 14, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Hello sir
    I did build mudroom bench and I bought simply white semi gloss from binjamen moore I did ask the guy there if I needed top clear coat after 2 coats of paint to protect the paint from any scratches ect ect he said no need for that ! I didnt make any sense to me , your advice and guidance will be appreciated 🙏



  21. Noob player on April 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Ni ce



  22. tehdreamer on April 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Great thanks! You should also mention to use knotting solution if the wood is fresh and has knotts, primer won’t protect the knotts from bleading.



  23. Ehn Desante on April 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you… This was very helpful.



  24. Travis Wooster on April 14, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Paint in direction of grain



  25. Rosalie Galvez on April 14, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Is there a difference between those pink-coloured wood filler and just the plain white wood fillers?
    https://5amily.com/painting/blog/how-to-paint-wood-furniture-complete-guide



  26. polocash11 on April 14, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I painted wood and the paint did not stick after 1 month of curing. Everyone seems to talk about hiding the woodgrain, but I want the woodgrain. After 3 coats of paint, I still had the wood grain look, but the peeling killed my project. I feel I need a primer, but not to hide wood grain. Is this possible?



  27. Tom Baker on April 14, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    "Dip the brush about 1/3 of the way", looked more like 4-5s.



  28. Brads Workbench on April 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Never heard of milk paint. Will have to look into what it is



  29. Te Ch on April 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Pretty nice video, thanks for sharing



  30. Phantom Phoenix on April 14, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    how do you have wood so flat and smooth all around?



  31. tom jens on April 14, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    what about lacquer/varnish as the final protective coat?



  32. Colin Robson on April 14, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Liked the idea of thinning the paint with water, thanks for the video. I was thinking of adding a final coat or two of clear polyurethane which should protect against chipping and scratch damage? I’m not liking waxing as it would mean cleaning and redoing the finish periodically, and would not give any scratch protection, why wax at all?



  33. Wood Painting Stencils on April 14, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the fantastic tutorial



  34. Rao Bilal on April 14, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Super



  35. Juan Jacobo on April 14, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    1:33 is it 1/3? Because he dips the brush about 3/4 …



  36. Tharindu ranmini on April 14, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    What is the name of this wood board



  37. Father on April 14, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    So wth is milk paint?



  38. Tom on April 14, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I’m going to be making an entertainment center, and painting it. I’m confused with all the information out there. Some people say use an oil based paint because it sinks deep into the pores of the wood. I’ve also been told to mix aConditioner into the paint to thin the oil based paint down and to avoid roller and brush marks. I’m not sure if I need a primer/sealer prior to painting the raw wood or the oil paint is okay to use alone. Please explain when to use latex verses Oil based paint and when to use a sealer and when you don’t need a sealer .



  39. Marc Winspear on April 14, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Can someone tell him what a 1/3 looks like



  40. K LE on April 14, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    You could just as easily buy paint with primer already in it and skip the primer stage, right?