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Need help with finishing pine "sanded" plywood

by NicP
posted 01-21-2017 10:35 PM

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#1 posted 01-21-2017 11:25 PM

I’d work it over with a good ROS, probably starting with 150 and then using 220. Surely it’ll smooth out.

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#2 posted 01-21-2017 11:45 PM

Skin is not thick enough to sand. The more you sand the worse it will get. Spackle a skim coat and paint it with a nice thick enamel – two coats!


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#3 posted 01-22-2017 12:09 AM

Thanks for help man! Seemed pretty good after that. Next time i will buy some better wood for sure. haha

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#4 posted 01-22-2017 01:25 AM

Sanding sealer should help as well.

-- -Mike

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#5 posted 01-23-2017 04:47 PM

I’ve used BIN primer, the stuff that is shellac based. You can tint it a little too. Worked great on inexpensive plywood when making shop cabinets. If there are voids in the ply, some bondo or water putty or similar. Sand, prime, light sanding and then enamel.

Sprays easily and quickly. Drys very quickly too so nearly everything can be completed in one (long) day.

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#6 posted 01-23-2017 05:37 PM

You should apply a coat of shellac (the dewaxed type). Once dry, lightly sand with 220; repeat and then apply your paint

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