Step 3: Sealing the Box With Paint
This is the box (I am showing one primed, and one natural), which should be sealed with primer. I use Kilz acrylic white sealer. Two coats, with sanding in between. You want a nice smooth surface. Remember to sand and paint the inside of the lid, and the bottom (don't forget the inside of the circular opening where you will be pulling out the bags). Make sure it is smooth. If there are any dings in the wood for any reason, fill them with anything like wood putty, or molding paste before you paint. This box was pristine and smooth when I got it. I only had to fill in a few chipped places around the hinge which every saw leaves behind. If you wonder why dings need filling, when you are covering the area with paper, every dent will show through the paper. Anything that disrupts the smoothness of the paper illusion will defeat it's purpose. Frankly, with these boxes, they are so well made, you aren't likely to have to fill anything.