How to Paint your Woodwork using our Water-Based Eggshell We give you our tried and tested method for how to paint your woodwork. This tutorial includes EVERYTHING you need to know about what equipment you will need, how to prepare your space, how to paint your wall like a pro and even ways to clean your brushes! With tops tips from Edward Bulmer himself ! ORDER PAINT NOW BUY PAINTING ACCESSORIES READ MORE PAINTING ADVICE Preparing your wall First of all you need to make sure you have everything you need to paint your woodwork. Prepare your space by emptying out or covering any furniture, removing anything hanging on the walls and cover the floor in your dust sheet. Then you need to prepare your woodwork, if there are any cracks, bumps or holes in the woodwork go over these with filler and wait for it to dry. Then you want to give the area you are painting a good sand, especially over those filled areas so they are nice and smooth. Masking tape over your wall to make sure you do not get any paint on it. We suggest lightly sticking down the tape to avoid removing any paint or leaving a mark. Now you are ready to paint! Give your chosen Edward Bulmer Natural Paint colour a good stir and then pour into your paint tray or recycled bucket. Load your paintbrush evenly and start at an edge of your woodwork, use the brush on its side for an even flow and always follow the grain of the wood. Tah-dah! Now time to leave the first coat to dry and grab yourself a cuppa! Once dry give the painted area another light sand to remove any bubbles or dust. Repeat the process for the first coat again. Once finished allow your second coat to dry! Usually this should provide good coverage but if not you can always apply another coat. Cleaning your kit and finishing the job! Return any unused paint to the tin. To clean your brush scrape off any paint and wipe off any excess paint by painting the brush onto some old newspaper or recycled paper. Then leave to soak in a bucket of warm water. You can pour this water down the drain or water your plants with it! When the paint is dry remove all the masking tape and dust sheet and put back all your furniture! And Voila perfectly painted woodwork!