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  unpainted pressboard

Pressboard is much more porous than woods like pine, oak and cedar and requires different preparation. If you try to paint Pressboard the same way as regular paint, you will get premature peeling or warped wood.

1. Sand rough saw cuts and variations in the wood for a smooth finish. Be gentle on the edges of pressboard, they can break off easily.

2. Wipe down the entire painting surface to remove all sanding debris, dust and particulate.

3. Apply two coats of primer. Two coats are needed to make a smooth enough surface for the final coat(s) of paint. Older latex primers had problems with the glue, but current ones are fine.

4. Paint a finishing paint over the desired area until you get the correct color. This should only take one coat, unless the color is drastically different from the primer.


Common Applications

  • Cabinetry
  • Furniture
  • Shelves
  • Trim Work

Materials Required

  • Latex Primer
  • Finishing Latex or Oil Based Paint
  • Brushes
  • Rollers
  • Sprayer

Recommended Paints and Primers

Sherwin-Williams: Sher-Wood Kemvar Primer
and SuperPaint
Rodda: Speed Prime and Master Painter Paint
Behr: Zinsser 1-2-3 Primer and Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint

Contact Information

Pacific Paint Services, LLP
PO Box 731644
Puyallup, WA 98373
Phone: 253.468.8405
Fax: 253.446.6981
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