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Timber Surface Preparation

For timber surface preparation, you may need a power sander. Use an orbital/finishing sander to run over and smooth out rough areas after using the grinder. For this you will require safety equipment including glasses/goggles, earplugs, respirator and a suit to keep you clean. Start using the low setting on the sanding machine and fine grade paper. (a rough grade or disc will possibly damage your timber).


After sanding is completed, apply primer to the surface so you can see what filling is necessary. Nail holes etc are best fixed using linseed oil putty. Use acrylic gapping compound for gaps in the end of boards, use gapping compound (silicone based has poor adhesion for paint.)


If done effectively the preparation process will give your paint work over ten years of life.


For a combined approach, you might like to have a professional prepare your surface first, and then just carry out the painting yourself.

TIMBER SURFACE PREPARATION

For timber surface preparation, you may need a power sander. Use an orbital/finishing sander to run over and smooth out any rough areas of the surface. For this you will require safety equipment including glasses/goggles, earplugs, respirator and coveralls to keep you clean. Start on the lowest setting on the sanding machine and fine grade paper (a rough grade or disc will possibly damage your timber).

After sanding is completed, apply primer to the surface so you can see what filling is necessary. Nail holes etc are best fixed using linseed oil putty. Use acrylic gapping compound for gaps in the end of boards, use gapping compound (silicone based has poor adhesion for paint.)

If done effectively the preparation process will give your paint work over ten years of life.

For a combined approach, you might like to have a professional prepare your surface first, and then just carry out the painting yourself.

After sanding is completed, apply primer to the surface so you can see what filling is necessary. Nail holes are best fixed using linseed oil putty. Use acrylic gapping compound for gaps in the end of boards, opposed to a silicone based compound, which has poor adhesion for paint.

If done effectively the preparation process will give your paint work over ten years of life.

For a combined approach, you might like to have a professional prepare your surface first, and then just carry out the painting yourself.

For more information contact Aussie Painters Network

Aussie Painters Network
2/16 Perrin Place
Salisbury Qld 4107

We’re open 7:00 am — 3.00 pm Monday – Friday. Saturday and Sunday Closed.

For additional questions you can call us at 1800 355 344 or you can find us on 0430 399 800

Aussie Painters Network
2/16 Perrin Place
Salisbury Qld 4107

We’re open 7:00 am — 3.00 pm Monday – Friday. Saturday and Sunday Closed.

For additional questions you can call us at 1800 355 344 or you can find us on 0430 399 800

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