Interior Hardboard

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be cured, clean, sound, dry and free of all dirt, dust, efflorescence, wax, oil, grease, chalk and any other contamination that would interfere with new coating adhesion. Sand smooth any exposed wood surfaces. Patch nail holes and any imperfections with wood filler or putty and sand smooth. Remove sanding dust. Performance will be directly related to the degree of surface preparation.

Recommended Products


Primer: Mill Max Latex Enamel Undercoat

Bonding Primer: Diamond Prime Interior/Exterior Universal Acrylic Primer

Finishes: SureFlo Interior/Exterior Acrylic Latex Enamel
  Permacryl Interior Acrylic Latex Enamel
  Vantage Plus Interior Latex
  Zero Plus Interior Zero VOC* Latex

The products above are commonly recommended for hardboard.  Other Diamond Vogel products, including our High Performance Coatings, may be better suited for your project.  Please contact your Diamond Vogel representative for personalized service.

*Zero Plus is designated zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) based on EPA Method 24. All zero VOC paints emit chemicals. This paint emits chemicals during and for approximately two weeks after painting but at much lower levels than conventional latex paints. Sensitive groups should minimize exposure during painting and for 24 hours after. “Zero VOC” does not mean “asthma/allergy friendly.”