Plywood furniture presents problems for those who wish to paint the wood. The final texture is layered and not solid. In addition, the wood grain of the surface of the furniture goes in several directions, making it difficult to hide. However, there are proven techniques available to use. You can , seal and paint the furniture in six hours a day, depending on the size of the project.
- Prepare the surface of the plywood to prime it. Flush with 60-grit paper to remove impurities. Fill holes, dents and scratches with wood filler. Press it in with the cutter.
- Sand the edges of the plywood with 80 grit sandpaper and an orbital sander. Fill the ends of the plywood with filler where there are holes or holes. Round the edges and corners with the orbital sander.
- Sand the plywood with a final sanding using 120 grit sandpaper and an orbital sandpaper. Smooth’s all areas filled and removes marks of 60 and 80 grit.
- Apply three layers of primer to the plywood to seal the kernels, especially at the edges. Force the primer into the edges of the plywood where the layers are visible. Allow the primer to dry for one hour between layers and lightly sand the surface with a 120 grit sandpaper.
- Paint the surface of the plywood with the paint color you choose. Apply three layers of paint to the surface and edges of the plywood. Allow one hour to dry between each layer and sand between each one lightly with 120 grit paper to remove any raised grains, paint impurities or brush marks.
- Let the painted plywood settle 24 hours before proceeding to seal the surface. Lightly sand the surface of the paint after 24 hours with the 120 grit sandpaper using the orbital sander. Do not sand by hand, as there will be marks on the paint, which will be seen after applying the sealant. However, do not remove paint with sanding.
- Apply glossy sealant to painted plywood using an electric sprayer or sprayer. Do it in three layers, leaving an hour of drying between each one. Scrub the surface of the dry sealant between layers with 220-ply steel wool.