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Giraffe Bookcase #9: Painting

04-03-2021 03:25 PM by Ron Stewart | 2 comments »

In my last painted project (a sideboard), I used General Finishes Milk Paint, and I painted the parts before assembly. I don’t think the GF paint is durable enough for a child’s bookcase (unless I added a separate topcoat, which I wanted to avoid). I had mixed feelings about pre-painting, so I decided to skip it this time. I read several positive reviews of Benjamin Moore’s Advance paint for furniture (including two here at LumberJocks). It’s a water-based alkyd enamel that supposedly combines some of the durability of oil-based enamel with the easy cleanup of latex paint. My wife does all most of the painting in our house, and BM is her favorite paint brand, so...

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