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Posted on I need a smooth painted finish without a sprayer!

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 10:55 PM

I agree with Crank, what ever you do stay away from Latex paint. Make sure your surface prep is very thorough. Sand, wet down to raise the grain, air dry, sand and repeat until the grain no longer raises on the wood. I find about 3 passes does the trick. The a couple of coats of a good primer, sanded between coats. Then the top coats of an oil based enamel and wet sanding between coats. 2 tops coats should be enough if you have done all of the prep work. The finish will be rock hard and smooth as glass.

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