Paint and seal chipboard

A clamping plate is suitable for numerous areas of application. However, it has an absorbent structure and literally devours normal paint, so to speak. We show here how you can still paint a chipboard to cover it and also seal it at the same time.

Paint the chipboard to cover it

So that the paint does not completely seep into a chipboard, the surface must first be treated. Depending on whether you want to create a smooth, absolutely even surface, or whether the somewhat uneven structure of the chipboard can be retained, you need several stages of preparatory work.

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Filling and sanding

If the plate is to be completely smooth and high-gloss, it must first be filled with a suitable filler (€ 4.25 at Amazon *) that matches the color used. This layer of filler then has to be sanded smooth several times with fine emery paper.

Paint chipboard step by step

  • Spatula cream
  • Tiefengrund (4.81 € at Amazon *) / Sperrgrund
  • Undercoat
  • paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Foam paint roller
  • Foam color wedge
  • Lacquer bowl

1. Sanding and preparatory work

As already mentioned, you should smooth the chipboard with filler if you want such a surface. However, you actually have to regrind several times with a grinder and possibly more frequently filler.

2. Prepaint

Either use a proper barrier primer first to prevent the chipboard from soaking up the varnish, or you can paint several thin layers with undercoat.

Here, too, if you want the paint to have a high gloss later, you can go back to work with fine sandpaper.

3. Do not paint with a brush

While brushes were popular tools in the past, they are now largely obsolete for such work. So that you don't have to rework the corners with the brush, you should buy a suitable foam wedge to match the paint roller.

4th. Painting and sanding

Depending on how shiny you want your chipboard workpiece to be later, you will have to briefly sand the first coat of paint with a particularly fine sandpaper.

For a high-gloss surface, which is very modern at the moment, you have to repeat this process about three times. At the end you should seal this surface with a clear varnish.

Tips & Tricks You should also paint chipboard if you actually appreciate its appearance. Then it is best to use a clear varnish to protect the wood.

Unprotected chipboard quickly looks dirty and worn if you don't seal it. In addition, they are better protected against moisture by the paint and thus last longer.