How to Paint Wood

New to wood painting? Here's the how-to page you've been looking for. We'll cover all the topics including prepping your wood, painting it evenly, and sealing in the color to keep it fresh for many years to come. Check out the discussion boards, slideshows, projects, and you can even go ask a question.

Wonderful Ways to Paint Wood

Select the right tools

Before you paint wood, get the right tools. As well as a brush and sandpaper, you need primer and acrylic-latex paint for the perfect finish.

Clean, sand, and clean again

Before you put brush to wood, clean it. Mix TSP with warm water and gently wipe the surface. Sand out any imperfections and wipe again.

Prime before painting

Add at least one coat of primer before you paint wood. If the first coat dries clear, add extra layers until you get a chalky finish.

Use rollers and brushes

For large, regular surfaces, save time by using a small foam roller. For intricate details such a crown molding, always use a brush.

Paint, sand, and paint again

After an initial coat, lightly sand the wood. This engrains color into the wood, providing a deeper finish when you apply additional coats.

Top DIY Wood Painting Projects

The top projects in DIY wood painting are all here for you to check out.

Wood Painting Videos

Looking for wood painting hacks? Here you'll find DIY videos all about wood painting.

DIY Antiques: Age Wood Decades in Moments With Dry Brush Painting

Nobody has the time to wait decades for that rustic, well-worn look. Forget forking out hundreds of dollars for pieces of antique wood though, our dry brushing technique tutorial will help you turn those brand new cupboard doors or baseboards into something guests are guaranteed to remark on. No sanding or power tools required!

How to Create a Statement Ceiling Using Mandala Stencils

In the video above, Cutting Edge Stencils will provide you with all the details you need to know about how to stencil a statement ceiling. Pinterest has shown us all the possibilities of what you can do to make your ceiling stand out from the others. You can make a statement with just one bold color or you can take your statement ceiling to the next level with a stencils for painting! Statement ceilings range from geometric, tropical, floral, mural, tile etc. In this specific video, we are going to show you how to stencil a multicolor mandala around a light fixture in under an hour!

Garage Floor Metallic Coating

Please take a minute to click here to sign up for the Mother Daughter Projects weekly newsletter. You'll get notification about our new projects and what is up and coming.When Steph moved into her house, we knew we needed to redo the garage floor one day. It was half painted with carpet down the middle. We did some research on different products to use and found Rust-Oleum Rock Solid Metallic Silver Floor Coating Kit. Steph thought her mini cooper would look really cute parked on the floor so we decided to take on the project!

Paint A Room In 30 Minutes

How to paint a room fast and easy. Painting a room does not have to take all day or even an entire weekend. Watch how we paint a room in 28 minutes.

New DIY Wood Painting Projects

Want to know what's new in the world of wood painting? We've got you covered.