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  • will8989
    Reply to That 5 letter dirty word...
    will8989
    Scott, I plan on using poplar and paint only the top to avoid raising the grain on the ends. The birds for my birdhouses are maple scraps. The paint stays a truer color. And I seem to be getting slot of scraps lately.

    Linda, the baseboards in my living room and dining room are red oak that...
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
  • meflick
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    meflick
    Ditto, and when they say there's too much "wood" and its "dated" - they would cringe at my house We have lots of wood cabinets and wood trim - large wood trim - I also want to yell at them that that "wood" is not "paint grade"(or it would have been painted to...
    Yesterday, 08:11 AM
  • Tango
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    Tango
    Good Luck Betty. I always hated painting. In fact I made a multi-layered snowman puzzle that needed paint. I avoided it as long as possible. Then one evening after a night out, I decided to at least get the white painted. That went very smoothly and before I knew it that whole puzzle was done....
    08-21-2017, 07:00 PM
  • Rolf
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    Rolf
    I dip my stuff in 50/50 mixture of Zinsser Seal coat sanding sealer and alcohol then a light sanding and paint.
    (26)
    08-21-2017, 08:43 AM
  • Bill Wilson
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    Bill Wilson
    I also seal/prime first with clear shellac. Works well....
    08-21-2017, 07:08 AM
  • NC Scroller
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    NC Scroller
    Good Luck. A couple words of advise if I may. If you must (yuck) Poplar or Maple are probably the best woods to paint. Acrylic paint is water based and "might" cause your pieces to swell slightly. Especially Poplar. Using it sparingly will help. I would also top coat with a spray lacquer...
    08-21-2017, 06:47 AM
  • Linda In Phoenix
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    Linda In Phoenix
    I too prefer not to use paint, but sometimes it is definitely what's needed for the "pop" mentioned by Rolf. When a piece requires it, I try to do more of a wash of color that still lets some wood grain show through and give color variations. So I am not a purist. However, I outwardly cringe...
    08-20-2017, 11:20 PM
  • Will M
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    Will M
    I know exactly how you feel,I too hate that 5 letter word.
    08-20-2017, 03:12 PM
  • Rolf
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    Rolf
    Some times a bit of color really makes something pop. I just did some test cuts for a future issue and the folks at Fox Chapel added a bit of color it really made them pop. No pictures you will have to wait, but I think this project will be very popular.
    (30)
    08-20-2017, 09:48 AM
  • meflick
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    meflick
    Good luck with all that Betty. Sounds like you already have a lot on your plate. Look forward to seeing some pics of your projects - Paint and all.
    08-20-2017, 09:15 AM
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