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Forum topic by Florida Gramps posted 09-05-2018 01:51 AM 656 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Florida Gramps

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09-05-2018 01:51 AM

I would like to hear from someone who has used this product on 3/4 plywood. I like the hammered look. Should I roll/brush or spray. How long between coats? Would polyurethene be a good choice for top coat

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#1 posted 09-05-2018 02:56 AM

what color ?

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#2 posted 09-05-2018 03:17 AM

I used it on my shop built belt sander I made with plywood and I really like it. The only problem I had is on the edges of the PW. The paint really soaks into the edge grain so I never really achieved the hammered affect there. Even after multiple coats you just see the painted layers of the wood. If I were to do it now, I would try sealing the edge grain with some shellac or a primer. Either that or attach an edge strip or veneer strip to hide the edge grain. I haven’t tried it but it might actually look better on PW if you prime it first, though I think the instructions say that isn’t necessary. Also, it takes some time to fully cure so make sure you wait several days before you use it. I wouldn’t put a top coat on it. I would think that would diminish the hammered effect.

I would definitely go with brushing it on. Unless it is a really small object, don’t waste your money on the rattle cans. A quart was about $10-11 as I recall and the cans were at least $6-7 each. I think that I used less than 1/4th a quart on the entire belt sander but the one time that I bought spray can, it took so much paint to achieve the hammered effect, I ran out of paint and had to buy another to finish painting it.

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#3 posted 09-05-2018 05:28 PM

Lazyman, I used wall spackle on the edges of plywood and sanded smooth before painting.
Not only easy, it also works great.
Should also work for the hammered paint.

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#4 posted 09-05-2018 06:51 PM

If the hammered Rust-oleum is anything like the regular stuff, it doesn’t need a topcoat.

The directions wrt recoating times are oddly specific for Rust-oleum. You’re supposed to either apply a second coat very quickly, or wait a couple of days. I’m not sure how important it is to follow those instructions.

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