Wood Glue + Primer = To Sand or Not to Sand

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Forum topic by Chris Radvansky posted 08-12-2016 03:54 PM 1193 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Radvansky

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08-12-2016 03:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing glue sand primer paint

hey everyone,

I just finished glueing up a barn door but got some glue on faces of the door that it shouldnt be. Do I need to sand off the glue as much as possible if I am using primer then painting the door or will the primer stick to the glue thus eliminating the need to sand off the excess glue? The less work the better when it comes to finishing. Thanks!

I am using a combination of cedar boards and 3/4” plywood

Holland, PA

-- Chris

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 08-12-2016 05:43 PM

The primer will adhere to the glue, though you didn’t mention what kind of glue it is. but if the squeeze out is objectionable you could scrap it off with a paint scraper.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#2 posted 08-13-2016 01:19 PM

Food for thought. Will you notice it one day and scold yourself for not taking an extra bit of time to finish that small detail? We are our own worse critics sometimes, well maybe all the time. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 08-14-2016 03:26 AM

Use a good, sharp chisel & lightly clean the glue off the places “it ain’t supposed to be,” & the squeeze out, too. Then go ahead with your sanding.

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