So a parquet floor is painted

If you decide to varnish your parquet with varnish, you should follow a few tips and rules to enjoy all the benefits of the seal. In addition to the perfect preparation of the wood surface by the previous grinding, the external circumstances during painting must be considered. When painting itself, the procedure also makes a lot.

Conditions and pore size

A already sealed parquet brings with it some individual properties that you have to consider when painting. Even when sanding the depth of the previous primer must be recognized and banned, as it affects the effect of a new primer and a new paint job at least visually.

Depending on the pore size of the wood, the coating technique and primer and paint amount must be adjusted. The larger the pores of a parquet surface, the thicker the respective layer must nevertheless be applied. Differences in gloss behavior or coloring also lead to sawdust residues, which have remained in coarse-pored wood. A vacuum cleaner takes care of the final removal.

Outside temperature and drying

Very important for the success of your painting are the external circumstances in the room. Drafts may cause graying, fogging and clouding of the subsequently dried paint during the painting process or may lead to an unclean course of the paint surface. In too cold rooms with temperatures below twelve degrees Celsius, the same phenomena occur. Excessively high temperatures of more than 25 degrees, for example due to underfloor heating set too high, can lead to visual effects of the paint application.

In order to give the lacquer the greatest chance to develop its sealing ability evenly and full visual attractiveness, in addition to the temperature and the ventilation must be right. A poor drying of the paint reduces its glossiness and with regular air exchange and a well-tempered working environment, it dries best.

Step-by-Step Guide

  • Parkettlack
  • primer
  • Paint solvents
  • brush
  • String role
  • extension rod
  • whisk
  • Sandpaper 120er and 150er grit
  • oxygen mask

1. Preparations

Check the 100% cleanliness of the parquet including dust in the pores and joints. Avoid drafts, direct sunlight and ensure adequate room temperature and humidity.

2nd primer

Start at the back edge of the room by applying the primer. Avoid dropping the brush or roller and remove any blobs immediately. In sections, always paint with the grain. After drying for two to three hours, sand the parquet lightly with 150 grit.

3. Mix the paint

Place the paint bucket on a surface to avoid edges on the bottom edge of the bucket. Stir the paint over and wait about ten minutes for the air bubbles to escape from the paint. Protect the way from the bucket to the work surface before dripping by holding a rag under a brush or roller.

4. First coat

After dipping in the paint, spread it thinly and evenly away from the light immediately after putting it on the floor. For each new approach, overlap the painted surface so that wet paint mixes with the fresh paint. After drying for eight to ten hours, sand lightly the first coat of 120 grit sandpaper.

5. Second coat

The second coat of paint is applied like the first. To check where you have already painted, you can see against the light source where the already glossy dried first coat looks like wet. Ventilate regularly after finishing the painting but avoid drafts.

6. Drying time

The new seal is re-enterable after approximately 48 hours. A complete cure is given but only after about a week. As long you should avoid furniture or the frequent walking on the parquet.

Tips & Tricks

In order to keep the varnish of your parquet in good condition for a long time, refrain from moving or pushing furniture on the surface. Lift the furniture or put felt pads on the feet and legs at the bottom.

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