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John Smith

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#1 posted 04-13-2018 03:57 PM

another process that prevents paint bleed into wood grain is to
get the fastet drying paint you can find. usually, it is the cheap 99 cent brand
at wal-mart. the faster it dries, the less time it has to seep into the wood fibers.
quick light coats then sand off with belt sander. you must engrave a bit deeper
than normal to compensate for the material being removed. (Flat Black is the fasted drying).
that is how the flea market sign makers do it and it works.

try it on some some scrap wood . . . . YMMV.

Note: if the clear finish coat is not compatible with the black paint,
and it melts the black, it WILL bleed into the wood.



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