6Scotch Brite Pad (Fine) or 320–400 grit sandpaper
7For water-based application: Acrylic-based primer/acrylic
latex-based exterior grade paint. We recommend using Sherwin-Williams PrepRite Bonding
Primer with compatible acrylic-latex paint for optimal paint adhesion.
How to Paint Wainscoting
Step 1: Surface Preparation
Lightly sand the surface with a Scotch-Brite Pad or fine
Thoroughly wipe the wainscoting with water or an appropriate
cleaner, such as Sherwin-Williams Pro Clean Professional Prep Wash Concentrated
Cleaner, to clean any dust or residue from the surface. Acetone will also work
Allow wainscoting to dry before applying paint. Do not use
hydro-carbon based solvents to clean the wainscoting, as such products may leave
Step 2: Priming
Apply primer with a 4" brush. Follow the manufacturer's
instructions for drying time before applying the first coat of paint.
Step 3: Painting
Allow the door to completely dry before applying primer to wainscoting.