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Posted on New to flat work need a bit of advice

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-11-2011 12:48 AM

You should seal the knots with some type of sealer if they are big ones because they might bleed through a light finish.If you have holes or voids that would show when top coated, you can fill them with Durham’s water putty and then block sand them to be flush with the surface, then prime and paint the pine. If it is oil based top coat, you would not really need any clear sealer unless you want to protect against wear through the paint with use. Clear poly would be a good choice for a clear finish. Make sure the white paint had dried long enough so the poly does not wrinkle it.

Have fun!. Be sure to post the finished product!............Jim

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