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How to Paint Wood Furniture with MudPaint Clay Paint

learn how to paint furniture with mudpaint clay paint

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Painting wood furniture with MudPaint is easy to do.  We are asked often how hard – or easy! – it is to paint with MudPaint and so we have compiled the below steps to outline the process.  MudPaint is specifically designed for wood furniture.  It is thick, creamy and adheres quickly and easily to many surfaces.

learn how to paint with mudpaint clay furniture paint

Follow these steps:

  1. Clean the surface well.
  2. A light sanding is recommended, particularly if you are painting over peeling paint, scrape and sand to smooth. Our RAD Pads Sanding Pads are a great option and have 8 different sanding surfaces – from Medium to Very Fine!
  3. If there are holes, fill them with wood filler and then sand smooth.
  4. For around 80% of our customers’ projects, a primer is not needed on most surfaces. However, if it is a particularly smooth or slick surface, painting a lighter color, painting over a stain or wood with red undertones, OR if painting a wood that is known to bleed, a primer is recommended. 
  5. Be sure surface is free of dust.  
  6. Clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.  
  7. Before using paint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.  
  8. Apply paint with a brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.  
  9. For a more distressed look, paint any which way.
  10. Most surfaces need only a single coat.
  11. If applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats.
  12. Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.  
  13. Finally, it’s time to finish with a clear coat for very high traffic areas.  For low traffic areas, finish with one of our finishing waxes!