Previously coated wood will require light sanding first to provide a ‘key’. Make sure the surface to be painted is clean, dry and free from any dirt or grease.  Wash down with sugar soap, rinse well and allow to dry thoroughly.  The product to use next depends on the type of wood to be painted.

On bare or previously coated hardwoods, we recommended two coats of Colourtrend Prime1.

On bare or previously coated softwoods we recommend one coat of Colourtrend Undercoat.

Follow this with two coats of your chosen top-coat in your chosen colour:   Colourtrend Gloss, Colourtrend Satin or Colourtrend Eggshell – tinted to any colour of your choosing or Sustain Care 22 tinted to your chosen colour.

As all these paints are low odour and waterbased, they dry quite quickly and can usually be recoated after 6-8 hours.  However, remember that drying times are dependent on ambient temperature and relative humidity.

Note: all advice above is dependent on the suitable condition of the wood to be painted.  If you are unsure about a project we recommend you contact your nearest Colourtrend expert for more detailed advice – remember, you can bring your piece of furniture with you if transport allows.


  • Colourtrend Prime1 or Colourtrend Undercoat
  • Colourtrend Gloss or Colourtrend Satin or Sustain Care 22
  • Sugar Soap – if required
  • Sanding paper
  • Brush and/or roller

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