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Wood colour: what you need to know

There's no denying that wood has a special charm in its natural surface, with all its growth rings and knotholes. But not all wooden furniture is finished to such a high standard that it develops its full radiance with a transparent coating. For customisation, it's best to choose a beautiful colour shade from the MissPomapdour colour scheme. Because you can easily paint furniture with our wood paints.

What characterises wood paint?

In order to achieve a durable, hard-wearing and beautiful surface, a wood paint must adhere very well to the substrate and be of high quality. If it is also easy to apply, the paint is a great pleasure to use.
We offer a wide range of wood varnishes and paints that do not require sanding. You can choose between two gloss levels for the wood varnishes from MissPompadour: semi-gloss and matt. Painting with the completely matt wall paints is also possible with open wood.

Which wood can I paint or varnish?

You can actually paint all types of wood. For some projects, it's worth taking a closer look. Is there already a varnish on the wood? Do imperfections and annoying scratches need to be repaired? Has the wood previously been stained, oiled, waxed, varnished or varnished? Even if you're not sure, you can still achieve a great result with the right primer.
Not sure what to do? Then simply send our customer advisory service a WhatsApp or email with a photo of your project! We'll be happy to help you paint your wood.

When is wood paint used?

Wood paint is always used when you want a change. Whether your wooden floor, wall panelling, wooden beams or furniture no longer looks quite fresh - just choose a colour and get started!

Whether you want to paint indoors or the wood paint is for an outdoor project, you'll find a suitable colour at MissPompadour Paints.

Choosing the right colour for wood

Depending on the properties of your wood and how you want to use the piece of furniture, different wood paints and varnishes from our range are suitable.


Wood subject to heavy wear
- MissPompadour Eggshell Varnish
- LittlePomp chalk varnish
- CosyColours chalk varnish
→ matt varnishes can be made more stable with topcoat

Wood unpainted
- MissPompadour Matt Varnish or Eggshell Varnish
- LittlePomp chalk varnish
- CosyColours chalk varnish
→ increased stability is possible with topcoat

Exterior wood
- MissPompadour Eggshell Varnish

Which MissPompadour Paint is suitable for varnishing wood?

If your project is subject to heavier use, for example a wooden floor, kitchen furniture or a shoe cabinet that is used every day, it is worth choosing one of the stable varnishes. The silk matt MissPompadour Eggshell Varnishes are particularly robust on wooden surfaces. Not sure whether your kitchen is made of real wood or laminate? No need to worry about that either, you can also paint plastic with the semi-matt varnishes.
The matt colours from MissPompadour Matt Varnish and the chalk varnishes from LittlePomp and CosyColours are suitable for wood surfaces with little wear and are also easy to clean and wipe clean with an additional topcoat.
These are particularly impressive if you want to make a piece of furniture "disappear" in front of the wall. Simply paint the wall behind it with the same wall paint and the oversized wall cabinet will discreetly recede into the background. Even stressed wallsare no obstacle for our paints.

The right wood paint for outdoors

You can also use wood paints to create harmony and individuality outdoors. Whether garden shed, garden furniture or children's playhouse - the projects are painted in no time and ready for the next outdoor season. Regardless of whether it's varnished and heavily used wood or a completely new piece of furniture: You can paint it with Eggshell Varnish quality wood varnishes. Of course, pay attention to what preparation the surface requires. In principle, the wood must be suitable for outdoor use and if it is exposed to the elements, it should be impregnated accordingly.
As long as no rainwater or snow remains on the painted surfaces, the painted surfaces are durable, waterproof and weatherproof. Even if the varnishes are not wood protection paints and do not additionally protect the painted wood from the weather, you can apply the weatherproof wood varnishes on the outside without any worries. This is because they are also stable outdoors and offer a weatherproof exterior coating.

Wood paint for interior wood subject to little wear

If you want to apply your wood paint indoors, you can do so without hesitation, as our paints are practically odourless and do not splatter.
Lessly used open, i.e. unpainted and unsealed wooden surfaces can also be painted very well with the matt paint qualities and even the extremely high-quality wall paints. These include, for example, wooden ceilings in living rooms, purely decorative pieces of furniture and home accessories. The wall paint is particularly suitable as a base for the topcoat with decorative wax such as metallic effect, antique or white wax.
To paint, you can also use a flat brush, as brush strokes in particular create the perfect shabby look on matt furniture.

Painting wood: a few tips for application

Not all wood is the same and everyone has their own favourite technique. We have therefore explained here what else you need to consider when painting wood.

The right primer for wood

As a natural material, wood can react a little unpredictably to a new coat of paint. If you apply the new paint to an open wood surface, ingredients may be activated that can cause discolouration in light colour shades. This leakage of stain, tannins and previous staining is called " bleeding". Fortunately, you can avoid the risk of bleeding by simply priming with a stain block.
This often comes in handy on stairs and wood ceilings, as these are usually made from bleeding wood. Especially on very porous surfaces, you can create a stable layer of paint by painting a primer with a wood primer such as To Bond & Block.

Which is better: varnishing or glazing wood?

Wood varnish is a layer of varnish with fewer colour pigments and fillers. This allows you to see the wood grain even after painting. Each of our colours and wood varnishes can be thinned and applied as a varnish. Dilution with water means that the wood colour is no longer as hard-wearing. In addition, it is not possible to prime under the varnish, as the primer already covers the grain. It takes a bit of practice to achieve an even colouring with a wood varnish on large surfaces.
The aim of the varnish is to ensure that the colour is applied opaquely and thus achieves full resilience.

Order wood colour & wood paint & wood varnish in the MissPompadour Shop

MissPompadour offers you the opportunity to beautify your wooden furniture and surfaces without much effort. You can take advantage of our free customer advice service in advance, who will be happy to help you with your project. They are also there for you if you have any questions during the project - 6 days a week, by email, WhatsApp, phone...
Not sure which colour is right for you? Our free colour and customer consultationis here for you!