Painting a DIY pack and play


Is your baby on the way? Congratulations! Paint for a pack and play and other furniture for the nursery is always water-based paint, with no harmful solvents. This varnish dries quickly, does not smell, hardly discolors and is better for the environment. Follow the steps and soon fully enjoy the result.

With gloss lacquer, you have a quality product in hands. This paint covers is extra strong and flows nicely. That makes it a nice paint to work with and the result is magnificent. Need inspiration? Try to look up for some design on the internet.

Step 1: Prepare

  • Is the playpen dismantled? Then take it apart first, it is a lot faster and easier.
  • Provide a well-ventilated area (but without drafts) and a temperature of around 20 ° C.
  • Paint adheres best on a clean surface. Therefore, pour over the playpen thoroughly withwarm water containing degreaser.
  • Any holes and cracks can be filled with a filler.
  • Sand the playpen: with an intact old paint is sufficient sanding with sandpaper grit 240-320and 180 with rough wood (planed timber, how to not to scour). The playpen in very bad condition? Crab first peeling the paint off with a scraper and sand the wood thoroughly with grain 80-120.
  • Again make all dust with a cloth or brush.
  • Is there a drawer at the bottom of the playpen? Then pull it out, then screw down the knobsor handles and paint it separately.
  • Cover the floor beneath the playpen with a piece stucloper or an old sheet.

Step 2: Playpen grounds

  • Put under the playpen, for example, cubes to gain access to anywhere.
  • If the playpen is clean and sanded, painting can begin. Stir the primer well with the rudderblade. A primer provides better coverage and adhesion of the coating.
  • Apply generously to the primer. Paint the bars, borders, and drawers with a brush. Removethe brush on a rough piece of sandpaper to remove any loose hairs. Always work from the top down to avoid as much as possible sags and dust. Painter always after each bar in one long take to avoid streaks.
  • At the bottom of the playpen, you can use a velvet roller. Get it first on a piece of maskingtape to remove loose particles.
  • Work in the vertical direction and then roll horizontally. So the paint distributes the best andyou get a nice finish without streaks.
  • Let the primer dry thoroughly. Acrylic primer for wood can be painted over after 5hours.

Step 3: Playpen painting

  • The primer coating is not smooth, eg because hairs are in? Sand the playpen smooth again .If you wait longer than 24 hours with topcoats, you need another light sanding the primer anyway.
  • Then you can start painting it. Stir the paint thoroughly with a stirring blade and pour someinto the paint tray.
  • Keep the same method as the primer.
  • Some colors need a second coating for a nice even color. The first layer is paintable after 5hours.

Step 4: After painting

  • Remove the tape when the paint is still wet. If you let the tape sitting a long time, thechances of damaging the coating when removing the tape tears and remnants of glue by drying.
  • Got the roller / brush the next day needed again? Wrap it in foil or plastic bag.
  • Are you finished with your paint job? Let the rollers / brushes preferably well dry. They canthen just with household waste, as empty paint buckets. Clean with turpentine is harmful to the environment.
  • Also acrylic isharmful though it is water soluble. Want the paint tool would rather clean? Then you can put the acrylic brush / roller cleaning in a bucket of warm water and alkydkwast / roller in a glass jar with some turpentine you then drying both late.
  • Wet paint and brushes deliver you to the chemical waste.
  • If you have questions about your paint job? Our paint experts to help you with personalpainting and product advice.


  • Use yellow masking tape: top quality tape to create straight lines, applied to all surfaces,both inside and out.
  • Excellent adhesion, very high UV resistance and leaves no residue.
  • Use as covering material on the floor floating row covers, or an old sheet. Cover yourfurniture with cover sheet off.
  • For a sleek painted playpen can use a velvet roller. This roller can absorb a lot of paint andstick between the short coat. The “soft center” makes with the rolls for giving an even effect, without the formation of air bubbles.
  • Use an acrylic brush with water-based varnish or paint. These paints dry quickly, are softerand therefore allow themselves to make it easier with a brush with synthetic hair instead of bristles.

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