Priming Wood Surfaces

Surface preparation of wooden surfaces is vital as it ensures good long lasting adhesion. Always ensure the wood is dry. Sandpaper smooth and finely round-off sharp edges, then dust off. Oily timber should be thoroughly wiped clean with a cloth dippedin white spirit and allowed to dry.

Primers should be applied liberally and brushed well into the surface. Pay particular attention to end grains to prevent moisture penetration.

The following table outlines the correct choice of primer, taking into consideration the surface condition and requirements.

Priming Wood Surface

Note:Duracoat wood primer is available in either white or pink

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