If you’re thinking of painting pallets and turning them into furniture for your home… You’re not crazy! Decorating with pallets is a growing trend. But how do you paint pallets? What are the steps to follow if you want to get a professional finish? We give you 5 easy steps to paint pallets!
Pallets are in fashion! That’s right, in recent years pallets have become a very common decorative element in many homes. They are inexpensive, they can be used to make a lot of furniture: tables, beds, armchairs, garden furniture…
And, in addition, you can prepare them yourself. But, if you want to paint pallets with a professional finish, and the result is a perfect piece of furniture… Follow these 5 easy steps to paint pallets!
How to paint wooden pallets
Before you jump into painting pallets to decorate the interior or exterior of your home, it is very important to take into account these professional tips:
1. Choose well and prepare the pallet
When we talk about choosing well the pallet that we are going to use, we do not refer to the design or measures, we refer to the state of the pallet.
It is important that the pallet does not have woodworm (although it occurs in very few cases), is not stained with unknown substances, nor is it damp. To avoid the latter, it is best to use used pallets, which means that they have been manufactured for a long time and the original humidity of the wood no longer exists.
If you want a better finish, you can use putty to repair any damaged parts of the pallet.
And now… We can move on to the next step!
Now that we know which pallet we want to paint to be part of our home… It’s time for sanding!
We must sand well all the surfaces that we are going to paint, taking into account that the amount of sandpaper depends on the desired finish.
3. Clean properly
After sanding our pallet, it is very important that we make a good cleaning.
To remove in a professional way the possible shavings and sawdust on the pallet, you can do it with a small compressor. But don’t worry, if you don’t have one, you can clean it with a slightly damp cloth.
And now… Goodbye to dust and dirt! Let’s go to the next step.
4. Apply primer
We can not forget that being raw wood, the surface of the wood is very porous, so it is advisable to apply a primer.
With this step we will create a layer that will improve the paint finish. Thus, we will avoid that the paint is not absorbed uniformly and we do not get the results we want.
After priming, we must let it dry very well and… The step we were wishing for has arrived!
Be careful! If the pallet is for an outdoor furniture, we recommend you to get professional advice. The different temperatures can cause the paint to flake off if the pores are completely clogged.
5. Let’s paint pallets!
You must apply the corresponding coats and leave the drying times, always following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Now … Let your imagination fly and prepare your furniture with pallets! Do you have any questions about how to paint pallets like a real professional? Leave us your comments and we will help you!
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