Wood coating, also known as Topcoat, is applied over the wooden surfaces to protect the surface from water, sun, grease, dust and household chemicals. Topcoats are essentially clear, and are often polyurethane-based that gives your furniture a glossy or matte finish, and improves the life span of the paint as well as the wood underneath.
Wood coating paint can be applied over the paint or varnish after clearing the surface completely of dirt particles, and grease. The wood coating can be applied with a brush or spray machine. You should apply 2-3 coats of it, and allow sufficient drying time in between for the best results. Indigo Paints offers a wide range of wood coatings and wood primers for all types of wooden surfaces.
Tips for wood coating
Properly coating the wooden furniture can work wonders for you. No matter how old the furniture is, it will always seem to be new and shining. This defensive shield not only protects the wood but also enhances its existing patterns. But the result always depends on how dedicatedly the wood coating has been done.
1. Prepare the coating surface
Gently sand-off the surface that you want to coat. Make sure it is smooth and even for a splendid, effortless experience. Once the surface is smoothened, take a thinner-soaked lint-free fabric and to get rid of the unwanted particles. Make sure you give at least three to four hours for the wood coating to dry. Once the wooden surface evenly soaks it, go for another coat. For a flawless, smoother experience use sandpaper between the layers.
Note: In case your furniture is exposed to moisture, don’t forget to apply a little primer along with thinner, during the process.
2. Best way to repaint
Are you planning to repaint your furniture? Well then, get ready to evaluate the paint condition of the surface first. If the paint is already peeling off, make sure you scrape it off before starting to repaint. The best way to get rid of the old paint is by using sandpaper. This move not only smoothens the surface evenly but also creates a clutched surface for better wood coating experience. Once this step is complete, your furniture is ready for the wood coating process. Gently apply the coating and leave it to dry, as discussed previously. Apply more coats for a glossy finish.
3. Sanding in between coats
The reason why you are asked to use sandpaper between applying coats is that smooth surface absorbs paint evenly and gives a sophisticated and classy look to your furniture. For better sanding experience, use coarse gravel sandpaper for a medium grit followed by fine-grit sandpaper. To avoid damaging your surface, make sure you sand in the direction of the grains and then apply the wood coating paint.