How to paint a wood shelf? Learn how with MudPaint! Painting with MudPaint is easy and fun.
Shelf makeovers are a quick and easy project that will update any wall! This shelf was done by Susan at Homeroad and it turned out beautiful. White shelves will look good on any wall. Adding a neutral shelf to your wall and then placing a pop of color on it, looks amazing! Visit Susan’s webpage for more information on this makeover. To get this look, she used Manor White. Painting shelves with MudPaint is easy to do because of the amazing coverage. Most pieces only need one coat. Follow these step to get this shelf look:
- First, it’s important to clean the surface well.
- Second, a good, light sanding is recommended. If you are painting over peeling paint, scrape and sand to smooth.
- Third, if there are holes, fill them with wood filler and then sand smooth.
- Fourth, a primer is not needed on most surfaces. However, if a 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. MudPaint is compatible with water based primers, cover stain and KILZ.
- Fifth, be sure surface is free of dust.
- Sixth, clean with wet rag and allow to dry completely.
- Seventh, before using MudPaint, shake can vigorously and stir thoroughly.
- Eighth, apply Faded Gray with a MudPaint brush, working in the direction of the grain of the wood.
- Ninth, or a more distressed look, paint any which way.
- Tenth, most surfaces need only a single coat.
- Next up, if applying a second coat, allow to dry, and then lightly sand between coats.
- Almost done! Allow to dry completely before sanding if distressing.
- And finally, if desired, finish with a coat of our unique Matte Finish Clear coat for high traffic areas. For low traffic areas, finish with wax.