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02-06-2019 10:52 PM

Hey y’all, I’m in the process of making a computer table for my grandson. It is made of pine and want to paint it. What type of paint would work well with this wood? Thanks.

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#1 posted 02-07-2019 12:06 AM

Give it a coat of sanding sealer and then whatever paint you want to use.

I would use an interior latex paint with primer.

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#2 posted 02-07-2019 04:37 AM

Give it a coat of sanding sealer and then whatever paint you want to use.

I would use an interior latex paint with primer.

- Snowbeast

YEP! That sounds like the best one to me!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 02-07-2019 07:29 AM

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#4 posted 02-07-2019 05:00 PM

after painting, I find it a good practice to get into is proper cleaning
of your brushes. put the brush bristles on the edge of a hard surface
and stroke firmly with a wire brush and rinse well under warm water.
[if you prefer to use soap for cleaning, use Dawn Dish Detergent].
then rinse all the soap out of the bristles, shake firmly, and soak overnight
in a commercial brush cleaner of your choice.
rinse well again and shake out excess water.
wrap the wet brush firmly in brown kraft paper and secure with tape or rubber band.
if the brush comes in its own cardboard sleeve, save it to store the brush in.
then, on your next painting project, you will have a nice clean soft bristle brush.

for the cleaner: I either buy or reuse a quart can and make a label for it on my
printer. drill holes in the brush handles that will hold the bristles just off the bottom
of the can with a piece of wire. this prevents the junk from the bottom of the can being
transferred back to the original container. keep adding new cleaner as necessary
to the quart can to keep the cleaner level to just touching the metal ferrule. (no more than that).

of course the water and soap wash is for latex and water based paints and finishes.
oil based enamels, varnish, etc requires a mineral spirits wash and rinse.
but the cleaning, brush conditioner and storage is the same.


-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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