Can Faux Wood Beams Be Painted?
While faux wood beams come in a range of colors, they can also be painted in any color you'd like. Whether you're tired of the look of your existing ceiling or want to add new faux wood beams painted in a unique color, it's fairly straightforward to bring your vision to life!
For the best results, use high-quality brushes and paint or stain. If you choose to restain your beams, choose a water-based semi-transparent color; if you're going to paint them, use water-based latex paint. You'll also need to prepare your space. If you're painting new beams that you just bought online from us, you can set up a workspace outside or in the garage, but if you're painting beams that are already on your ceiling, you'll need to clear out the room as much as you can and lay down drop cloths. You'll also need a sturdy stepladder that's comfortable enough to stand on for long periods of time.
Before you get started on staining or painting your faux wood beams, always do a test application on a small, inconspicuous spot to make sure that it looks how you want it to look. Remember to add a coat of primer first if you're painting over existing beams; if you're buying new faux wood beams, you can order them from us pre-primed to save time. Once you're satisfied that the results of your test look good, you can carry on staining or painting the rest of the beams. Remember that you can always add more stain or paint; it's better to take it one coat at a time and carefully consider the results before putting on more.