Feeling creative, or on a budget? You can now buy our wooden wall letters unpainted. Priced from £2.10, they’re available in a range of our most popular fonts, and four sizes.
Apply a primer coat – there are specialist mdf primers available, but any wood primer will do. Let it dry thoroughly, and then give it a light sand, especially on the edges of the letters….mdf will fur up on the cut edges when you apply paint, so a light sanding (known in the trade as ‘de-nibbing’) is recommended to get a good finish.
Don’t want to have to buy primer specially for painting your letters? Some of our customers have reported getting good results using just a coat of white emulsion wall paint paint as a primer coat. Our advice would be to make sure it’s dry, and sand it well.
Now you’re ready to paint! We’re often asked what the best type of paint is. There’s no right answer to this, as you can paint primed mdf with pretty much any type of paint – acrylics, water based, spray paints, metallics, craft paints, even good old emulsion wall paint. It’s important to build up light coats, and of you want really good results, give a light sand with fine sandpaper between coats.
Finally, you might want to seal your letters with a coat or two of clear varnish.
You can buy our unpainted wooden letters here on the website.