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What do you clean woodwork with before painting?

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

When you're painting woodwork, it's important to make sure that the surface is clean and free of any dirt or dust. If you don't clean it properly, the paint will not adhere to the wood properly and will likely chip or peel off in a short amount of time.

In this blog post, we will discuss 3 cleaning tips to use on your woodwork before you begin painting:

1.) The most important cleaning tip is to remove any wax from the woodwork. Wax can prevent paint from adhering to the surface, so it's important to remove it before painting. You can do this by using a wax remover or mineral spirits.

2.) Sand the woodwork before painting. This will help create a smooth surface for the paint to adhere to. It's important to use fine-grit sandpaper so that you don't damage the wood.

3.) Wash the surface with a TSP cleaning solution. After applying you can use a light water mixture to make sure there aren't any remaining chemicals.

Now, it's time to start painting! Make sure to use a primer before applying your paint. This will help the paint to last longer and will give you a better finish.

We hope that these tips have been helpful! If you have any other questions about painting woodwork, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

For more resources check out our article about woodworking clamps.

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