Here are some simple steps for painting our Indoor Rated Wood Letters using a brush.
What You Will Need:
Unpainted Wood Letters
Bristle or sponge brush
220 grit sand paper
Paper to protect your work surface
Unpaint MDF Indoor
Unpaint Indoor Wood Number
Standing Wood Letter
Gather Your Materials
This technique can be used on our MDF wood letters that have been laser or router cut.
Laser Cut Edges
Use the paint and brush to coat the edges of the letter. Our thinner letters will have a dark burnt edge from being cut with a laser. Painting over this edge with light to medium colors may take 2-5 coats depending on the kind of paint, and dark colors 2-3 coats.
Sand off the Drips
Once the sides are coated, sand the drips of paint off the face of the letter with the sand paper.
Use a Damp Cloth on MDF
MDF fibers tend to swell and get fuzzy when painted, if you want, you can run a damp cloth around the letter to really get those fibers to show themselves for sanding.
Remove Residual Saw Dust
Wipe off any residual saw dust with a damp cloth.
Paint the Face
Paint the face of the letter with brush strokes in the same direction, and if there is a wood grain, paint in the same direction as the grain.
Sand Between Coats
For a more finished look, lightly sand the painted brush strokes between coats.
Painting thicker wood letters is a little easier because they are cut with a router and have a clean edge. The process is the same, start by painting the sides.
Sand off Excess Paint
Sand excess paint on the face.
Paint the Face
Now paint the face of the letter and sand between coats if you would like a more finished look.