How To Paint Plywood – D.I.Y. At Bunnings

Plywood is a great material to work with. It’s strong, versatile, and pliable. So I’m going to show you how to paint it so
you can use it for any project you want. The tools required for this job are rags,
your safety equipment, painter’s tape, builder’s bog, a putty knife, a paint opener, paint,
paintbrush, a sander, and disposable gloves. And of course, we’ve got our versatile plywood
that we need to paint. Preparation is really important to get a really
good paint finish and plywood is no different. So what I’m going to do to start with is clear
off my bench, and I’m going to show you how to fill up these holes with builder’s bog. Before I start, I’m just going to give the
bench a good dust-down and then I’m going to show you how to fill the holes. So I’m going to use some builder’s bog to
fill up these holes. I’ve got a bit of cardboard to mix it all
up on, but the key, of course, is the hardener. The more you use, the quicker it’s going to
set, so you need to work really fast. Now that the bog’s hardened, I’m going to
give the entire bench a light sand to make it nice and smooth. Now I’m going to wipe away the dust, and I’m
also going to mask around the edging because I like the look of the raw timber. Now my bench is all ready to paint. We’re just going to apply the one coat, just
to seal it and make it waterproof. Before you start painting, make sure you give
your paint a good stir. Because I am only applying the one coat to
waterproof it, I’m going to go with the actual grain. If I was to apply an additional coat, I’d
give it a light sand in between and then cross-hatch it. Now that my bench is dry, I’m going to remove
my masking tape to expose the raw timber, giving it that really nice industrial look. So that’s my workbench all done. I think it’s come up looking fantastic and
that’s how you paint plywood.

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