Painting pallet wood, that piece of wood that was originally used to transport merchandise, has become a cutting-edge decorative element. The most economical (you can even leave it free if you recycle it). And that can lead you to get amazing results in all the results that you can carry out. Such as tables, sofas, beds, paintings, clocks, etc. But this post is dedicated to you learn everything you need to consider before putting yourself to work with the piece in front of you. Inspects the pallet: It may have been used to carry dangerous goods, carry toxic or be plagued by bacteria. If the pallet has been dried in the oven it will be mark with a HT for the treated heat. It is much safer than those that have not been dried in an oven.
Submit an anti-fungal treatment to the pallet that you can buy at any hardware store If you are going to work with the whole piece you can skip the step of disassembly. Otherwise, disassemble all the pieces of the pallet removing all the nails. Next, use an electric sander if you do not want it to become an exhausting job. Tissue thoroughly to eliminate any splinters. Pallet wood is much chipped so do not hesitate to work it hard. Using a damp cloth, run through all the sanded pieces to remove dust. This step is important because it will depend on its complete elimination. Or not so that the painting pallet wood is absorbed correctly by the wood. If it has dust, it will hardly be absorbed. It is time to decide on the finish of the pallet.
The wood of the pallet is usually quite porous. So if you notice that it is very porous. I recommend that you give it a layer of primer if you are going to want to paint it. If you’re going to varnish or you’re going to want the veins to show, you do not need primer. Choose the shade of varnish or wood oil that you like. And give it a generous coat. If you decide that you are going to painting pallet wood, a layer of primer is mandatory. After this, you can now paint with the tone you want. Do you want to give it an aged look? You just have to wait for the paint to dry to sand with a hand sandpaper gently on the wood in different areas.