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Why is American Ash good for painted kitchens or furniture?

Ash is light in colour with a consistent and striking grain pattern. This provides a great plain base for painting and the grain is more porous in places than others which shows the grain pattern through the paint as a texture. It is also very strong and stable with very little natural oil.

Why is Beech good for painting?

Beech has a plain and neutral colour with fine grain pattern. This gives a very flat matt base with little to no texture for a seamless paint finish. The timber has a tight grain making it very strong as well.

Why is redwood pine good for painted interior woodworking?

Redwood pine is very porous so it will absorb a white primer really well. Its a very inexpensive timber so getting a large amount of running metres of painted skirtings is achievable. A good tip though is to add a knot treatment solution so the knots dont bleed out into the paint finish.

Why is American Poplar/tulipwood good for painting?

Poplar is very pale and has a fine grain texture making it perfect for painting. It requires very little prep work with just a minimal light sanding. Poplar is also a soft hardwood so you can sand and shape this easily but still achieve a sharp edge.