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Forum topic by LumberNoob posted 09-07-2016 07:51 PM 356 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LumberNoob

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09-07-2016 07:51 PM

I’m new to the world of woodworking and have decided recently to build my first cornhole boards set. Everything has gone pretty smooth thus far however during the application of my circle decal I noticed tape marks from the tape I used to align the decal. I tried lightly sanding them out with 320 grit and thought I got the marks out. I then applied my first coat of polycrylic and during the drying process I noticed the marks especially if light reflects off them at a certain angle. The marks aren’t the end of the world but I would like to get rid of them if at all possible. Is it advisable to sand back the poly and sand until they are gone? If so what grit (I have 60, 150, & 320 available at home)? Or If I keep applying poly will the marks fade? I’m worried with my lack of experience that I may do more harm than good if I attempt to sand out. Under the poly is 2 coats of sanding sealer and then stain on top of birch plywood.


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Mike_D_S

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 09:49 PM

It would be helpful if you could list the exact order of the finishing steps. For example, is the decal on top of the poly or under? On top of the sanding sealer or under?

If the tape was put on over the poly, my suspicion is that the poly wasn’t 100% cured maybe?

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 09-07-2016 09:51 PM



It would be helpful if you could list the exact order of the finishing steps. For example, is the decal on top of the poly or under? On top of the sanding sealer or under?

If the tape was put on over the poly, my suspicion is that the poly wasn t 100% cured maybe?

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LumberNoob

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#3 posted 09-07-2016 10:19 PM

Steps are as follows
1. Sanding
2. Stain
3. 2 coats sanding sealer
4. 4 coats paint on border
5. Applied painters tape (or thought it was because it was blue) in a square around hole to help line up hole decal. Realized the tape was in the way so removed it and marked the position with a pencil. Spray with water and applyed decal. Let dry.
6. Noticed lines from tape and attempted to sand out. Thought I got them but could not tell well from the dust created from the sanding. Cleaned up the boards .
7. Applied poly. As it was drying noticed the tape marks.

The sanding sealer had been curing for a couple days by the time I put the tape on. The tape did not stick when creating the border. Therefore I believe I put on tape that should not have been used (it was from a different role).

My fiancĂ© has talked me into just moving forward so I’ve applied the second coat. Hopefully its less noticeable as I apply more layers. If not it’s not that noticeable unless you go looking for it. Worst case I chalk it up as a lesson learned!

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 09-07-2016 10:49 PM

that’s what I would do …......then next time …....let it dry longer and use better tape …........ I know how hard it is to wait on paint to dry …....LMAO

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cutmantom

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#5 posted 09-07-2016 11:35 PM

How long between stain and sanding sealer, a job I was on was rushed and the clear coat was put on only a few hours after the stain, during installation it started peeling, you could pull off big sheets of the clear coat, stain needs to dry overnight at least

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LumberNoob

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#6 posted 09-08-2016 12:24 AM

I stained on Friday afternoon and did not apply the sanding sealer. Until Sunday morning. Sanding sealer was applied and allowed to dry 1.5-2.0hrs per coat before painting. Honestly think I just used bad tape and did a poor job trying to remove it before applying the poly. I’ve got 3 coats of poly on now and it seems less noticeable. Plan to put on 8 coats of poly based on info I’ve seen from folks online who frequently make boards so hopefully it will be even less noticeable when I’m done.

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LumberNoob

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#7 posted 09-08-2016 11:00 AM

Edit: sorry double post

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