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    Hi all woodworkers!
    I am thinking of making myself a wooden napkin holder and would like to paint it in the same colours as my kitchen...my question is what type of paint should I use? Ideally I would like to use the same emulsion as we've used on the walls but I'm not sure ifthat will work on wood??
    Thanks in advance :-)
    Fran

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    What type of wood is it ?

    I tend to use Acrylic paint for wood. Have used emulsion with okay results. You might have to protect the paint with a laquer finish to make it more durable.

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    • #3
      Um, I hadn't thought far ahead!! Probably a combination of ply or MDF and 2"x1" from B&Q!!!!

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      • #4
        You can use emulsion if you like, although acrylics are more durable.

        Whatever you use, be sure to use several coats and (most important!) use sandpaper between coats to smooth your surface.

        If you want to use a varnish, choose an acrylic varnish, which will look milky as you paint it on but will dry clear.
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        • #5
          Thanks Wendy...I have seen your many useful posts on here, you appear to be a guru :-)

          Can I use just normal acrylics from hobby/art shops?

          Thanks again
          Fran

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