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How to prepare wood for paint


Step 1. Check the woodwork to identify any nail or screw heads that have not been countersunk below the wood surface.

 

Step 2. Countersink nailheads by placing the end of a nail set on the head of the nail and striking the top of the nail set with a hammer. Continue until the head of the nail is 1/16" below the wood’s surface.

 

Step 3. Apply wood filler to any nail holes, dents, or damaged areas. In detailed or carved areas, make sure the filler does not fill in the details or carvings. If necessary, remove filler with a small screw driver or awl.

 

Step 4. Sand the surface of the woodwork. Start with a fine-grit sponge and progress to an extra-fine grit sponge, sanding with the grain of the wood.

 

 

 

 

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