Wooden tiles want to be maintained at least once a year. Since the wooden tiles are usually oiled only, this protective layer must be renewed regularly. Whoever wants to do this work as rare as possible, can make the wooden tiles of course after a thorough preparatory work with a high-quality wooden coat permanently weatherproof.
Step by step paint wood tiles
- Synthetic resin dilution
- Art resin paint clear
- Sanding block
- Orbital sander (€ 24.90 at Amazon *)
- Cotton rag
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1. Sanding down the wooden tiles
If the tiles are heavily overgrown with moss or lichen, you can first remove them with a spatula or a coarse brush. You may also want to use a moss remover beforehand to prevent spores from remaining in the wood. These could later crack open the paint from the inside again.
If you want to apply a layer of lacquer, the wooden tiles must be sanded down very thoroughly. The surface can be sanded well with an orbital sander, but the edges and sides of each individual board must also be at least sanded. To do this, you can fold the sandpaper and slide it back and forth in the joints.
2. Wipe with thinner
Usually, it is enough to sand the wood before applying a new varnish. But with wooden tiles, any greasy fingerprint can prevent the paint from adhering. You should therefore also wipe the wooden tiles with synthetic resin varnish. Old sheets or towels are very suitable for this.
3. Painting the tiles
For the wooden tiles it is necessary to use a relatively soft brush. This is the only way to get between the individual boards of the tiles in order to seal them. The sides should be painted first, and only then the surface. Each small board has to be varnished in one stroke from one end to the other. Apply at least two layers of lacquer very thinly and let the tiles dry for at least a day between each layer of lacquer.Tips & Tricks Even if you have protected the wooden tiles well with a high-quality varnish, you should move the tiles into the basement in winter. Wood tiles in particular, which are exposed to the weather without a roof, are damaged over winter and begin to rot.