How to maintain a wooden shed: from sanding to painting

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 22, 2022
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Wooden shed also requires regular maintenance and – both inside and outside – you have to paint the shed and woodwork.

A barn is highly dependent on weather influences.

And because there is often no fire inside, there is also a lot of moisture present.

How to maintain a wooden shed

d you should regularly commit at a wooden shed.

If you do not do this, the risk of wood rot is high.

Read the article about wood rot here.

you must d
and act quickly to prevent your wooden shed from rotting.

You will then have to carry out a wood rot repair quickly.

Read here how to perform a wood rot repair.

However, prevention is better than cure.

Regular maintenance is then a must.

Paint a barn with a stain or eps.

You can paint a wooden shed with different paint systems.

Usually a wooden shed is made of rebate parts or impregnated wood.

Read the article painting impregnated wood here.

With both systems it is important that you paint with a paint that regulates moisture.

After all, the moisture must be able to get out.

Stains are also moisture-regulating and you can also use them for a wooden shed.

Read the article about stain here.

In addition, you can use a 1 pot system or also called EPS.

This paint system is also extremely suitable for this.

If you want to know more about EPS, read the article about EPS here.

When you start painting, it is also important that you also treat the inside.

After all, it is also damp there and the central heating does not burn.

Of course, you also need to make good preparations here to get a good result.

So first degrease and then sand and only then paint.

If you want to keep seeing the grain, you should not use coarse sandpaper.

You will see the scratches later.

Use 240 grit or higher sandpaper.

Alternatively, you can also use a scotch brite.

This is a sponge with a very fine structure that prevents scratches during sanding.

Read the article about scotch brite here.

Which color you want is always personal.

There are a variety of products for sale in stores and on the internet for painting a wooden shed.

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I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.