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John Smith

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#1 posted 04-13-2018 05:32 PM

I have learned 95% of what I know from trial and error.
what may work for one – may not work as well with another.
practice – test – and test some more.
eventually, you will find a product and technique that works best for you.
just try to remember that the longer a product stays wet, the deeper it goes into the wood.

try painting the engravings first on bare wood with flat black spray paint with VERY light coats.
sand off excess after paint is dry.
apply several VERY light coats of spray poly onto your project.

I have found that a belt sander with 60 grit will quickly remove the top layer of wood
and the excess paint – then finish up with the finish sander of your choice.
then – you can spray very light coats of poly over the entire panel. practice ~ practice ~ practice ~ practice.

[to avoid clogging your sandpapers with paint – don’t sand thick, wet paint].
a card or cabinet scraper will also remove a lot of excess paint fairly quickly.


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