As I already mentioned when I covered the wall of my home woodworking shop with colored tongue and groove paneling (that colorful wall you see in the background of my videos), I have a problem with humidity in the garage where I have my workshop. And in addition to the humidity that enters through that wall, the garage has another wall that gets even more humidity. Then, I decided to build a “wooden wall” half a meter away from that wall with humidity, leaving a corridor behind the “wooden wall”. But colored walls and dark walls are not good for lighting when shooting my woodworking videos for YouTube.
Painting the walls of the workshop in white
I made that second wooden wall with some old doors that a friend gave me, and that came in handy to save me some money instead of buying the boards and wooden strips needed to make a wooden wall. The only drawback is that the look of the doors is not what I like to show in the videos, so I decided to give them a coat of white paint.
I didn’t want to complicate too much, and I used a white water-based paint which I diluted with almost 30% water to make it very easy to apply. I also didn’t want to complicate things, so instead of taking the kitchen cabinet away and taking the base with wheels where the drill lathe used to be away, I protected the kitchen cabinet with some painter’s tape. Then I started painting the doors, covering them one by one with the white paint, stretching the paint with long brush strokes before moving on to the next door. And as I had prepared too much paint, I gave a second coat to the doors. That second coat of paint improved its appearance a lot.
Painting the DIY combination machine
I’ve also been wanting to add some color to the DIY combination machine for a while. My idea was that when recording my videos that would enhance the contrast with the very light wood I usually use. I thought about painting the top board black and then varnish it, but it would surely soon end up totally scratched, ugly and worn by use.
That’s why I decided to apply a walnut color stain. It is very easy to apply by rubbing it with a cloth (if you follow my videos in YouTube you will see that in the end I painted the top of my combined woodworking table black. And I applied a couple of coats of varnish. This way the wood pieces slide better on the table top). I remind you that above, in the “woodworking projects” tab, you have the links to all the posts of this woodworking blog where I show how I made this homemade combination machine and many other woodworking and DIY projects. Most of them with step by step woodworking videos.
Painting the miter saw cabinet
And in addition to painting the workshop wall and the combination machine, I took the opportunity to paint the miter saw cabinet white. With the all-white wall, the not painted pine cabinet did not look very good, but now it matches perfectly with the white wooden wall. This miter saw cabinet is what needs more work to paint, as it has a lot of nooks and crannies in which I have to put the paint, so first I put the cabinet with the legs up to paint the bottom part easily. I put it back on its feet and finished painting the top of the miter saw cabinet.
After painting this miter saw cabinet I gave the second coat to the “wooden wall” (the second coat I mentioned before). And then I took advantage of the little paint that I still had left to also give a second coat to the inside of the cabinet.