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How to Paint OSB Particle Board Flooring

    • 1). Remove any old nails from the particle board with a hammer. Pry up staples with a flat-head screwdriver.

    • 2). Coat remaining bits of stuck-on adhesive with spray-on adhesive remover. Allow the adhesive remover to soften the adhesive, then scrape it away with a putty knife. Wipe away the residual adhesive remover with a sponge dipped in a solution of hot water and dish soap.

    • 3). Sweep and vacuum all dirt, dust and loose debris from the surface of the particle board.

    • 4). Fill any cracks or holes with plastic-based wood filler, smoothing it at the surface of the particle board with a putty knife. Allow the wood filler to cure.

    • 5). Protect surrounding surfaces using painter's tape and masking paper.

    • 6). Paint the particle board with a coat of primer, using a roller with a long brush. Allow the primer to dry.

    • 7). Paint the particle board with two coats of paint. For a single color, use the roller. When making painted patterns or effects, use paintbrushes, stencils, sticks, sponges and other implements. Let the paint dry.

    • 8). Coat the painted surface with three coats of non-yellowing urethane to provide a durable finish that is resistant to foot traffic. Sand lightly between each coat, using a buffer with a 180-grit sandpaper.

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