A wooden playhouse is a small house for children to play in. They are an excellent way for kids to have fun, stay fit, explore the world, and stimulate their imagination. Whether it’s small or large, ornate or simple, a playhouse can become an influential part of adolescence, creating memories that last a lifetime.
Here are eight tips for painting your wooden playhouse
- Preparation is vital in any DIY project. Plan your playhouse by lightly scraping dried, loose, or dropping old paint using a putty knife while being cautious not to damage the wood below.
- Seal cracks around doors and windows. If there are holes where two wooden surfaces join together, use caulk to seal the rifts. This will avoid dampness inside the playhouse.
- Please use a high-quality primer to paint all of the wooden surfaces. Using a primer helps improve the paint’s adhesion to wood surfaces and enhances the waterproof properties of the wooden surfaces. Exterior grade paint resists the weathering that a playhouse will face in its existence.
- Interior grade paint is not useful if it is exposed to snow and rain. If an interior grade paint is applied on part that is exposed to the outdoors, a few months after painting, the color will begin to flake and come loose.
- If a water-based paint was applied before, then apply the same water paint this time to paint the playhouse. Use an oil-based paint to apply over an earlier oil-based painted surface. If in doubt, use water-based paint because it is more manageable to apply, fast-drying, help prevent moisture problems, and make the cleaning easier.
- Start painting from top to down. Please start with the roofs and fascia board first. Then move to paint the surfaces of the playhouse, supported by the trim and window. The playhouse door is the last thing to be coated.
- The painting should begin during the summer/dry months. Try to work your art around where the sun is not. In the morning, paint the west and south sides. Paint the east and north side in the afternoon.
- Don’t wait to paint the new wood. New wood should be colored as soon as feasible to limit the decay of the cover.