How Do I Paint Interior Beech?

Beech is a versatile cost-effective and widely used hardwood in construction. Painting this timber is a simple process providing it is well seasoned to prevent movement after painting and stain blocking is undertaken. 

  • Because beech is a hardwood it is always advisable to degrease the surface with Tikkurila cleaning agent in order to remove any wood oils that may be present
  • On previously painted timber remove any loose, flaking paint with a scraper, sand and feather off any edges.
  • Sand hard, glossy and industrially painted surfaces matt. Remove sanding dust. Fill holes and cracks with Spakkeli Furniture Putty or Rapid Filler and sand the filled parts.

Priming Options

  1. Helmi Primer


  1. Multistop (ensure left to dry for 24 hours before topcoat)

Topcoat Options

  1. Everal Aqua 10, Everal Aqua 40 or Everal Aqua 80, depending on sheen level required
  2. Helmi 10, Helmi 30 or Helmi 80, depending on sheen level required

Lacquering Options

  1. Kiva 10, Kiva 30 or Kiva 70, depending on sheen level required
  2. Akvilac FD-J 10

If you require more advice on painting beech, give our technical team a call on 0131 334 4999 or send them a message here

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