How to Paint Woodwork: Tips and Techniques

Get a silky smooth finish on your woodwork

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Caulk gun
  • Bucket
  • Paint scraper
  • Painters tape
  • Putty knife
  • Rags
  • Sanding block
  • Paintbrush
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Paint
  • Two-part wood filler
  • Spackling compound
  • Primer
  • Paintable latex caulk
  • Latex paint addictive