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I love to paint! I may have an addiction problem, even. OK, I admit it. The thing I love the most is the transformation. One minute it’s OK then next minute it’s fabulous. Paint changes the whole room, individual piece or art project in a blink of an eye. And, pallet wood isn’t any different. Pallet projects change dramatically by adding paint to pallet wood.
Let’s start with my favorite! I have a love affair with Glidden. If I purchase paint 95% of the time it’s Glidden. Why? I love the coverage, the price, and consistency.
I love the small tintable sizes at the Home Depot. They’re perfect for small projects and cost under $3. These paints come in interior and exterior paint so they’re perfect for almost any project.
If you want to test out a color without jumping in feet first, pick up one of these little guys and tint to the color you desire.
Here are a few painted pallet projects.
Tips when painting pallet wood.
- Start your project with a clean and dry surface. Remove all dirt and debris from the wood.
- Allow pallet wood to dry before painting. Wood absorbs water and needs to dry out. If you’re able to move pallet wood out of the elements this will help tremendously.
- Sand the pallet wood first to remove the splinters and round areas. Your projects will look tidy and clean. Splintered boards are less attractive then smooth boards.
- Give your project two coats. Pallet wood absorbs paint. The dry pallet wood really sucks up the paint. They’re super thirsty.
- Buy more paint than you think you will need because of the absorption. Always make sure you have enough paint.
- Buy a good paint brush. You can’t go wrong spending a few extra bucks on a good brush.
Follow these tips for an easier pallet painting experience.
Do you have pallet painting tips? Drop me a comment below!
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