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06-13-2017 10:04 PM

I just built a set of Cornhole boards and I’m ready to begin the finishing process.
I plan to stain the majority of the top with Minwax Oil based stain and then paint a triangle from the bottom of the hole to the bottom corners.
I will use blue tape to mask off the area that I don’t want stain on.
I tried this on a scrap piece and the stain bled under the tape pretty badly.
My plan was to stain first and then mask off the stained area and paint my red triangle hoping the paint would cover up the stain bleeds.
Do you think there will be an issue where the paint overlaps the stain?

I’m really scratching me head here because I don’t want to ruin all my hard work.
Any advise would be appreciated.

-- Chem, Central California


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#1 posted 06-13-2017 11:33 PM

As long as it is oil based paint, you wont have any trouble at all.

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#2 posted 06-14-2017 05:16 AM

The green Frog tape is supposed to leave a cleaner line – though I’ve never tried it.

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#3 posted 06-14-2017 12:46 PM

Scoring a line can help with bleed thru.

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#4 posted 06-14-2017 03:07 PM



The green Frog tape is supposed to leave a cleaner line – though I ve never tried it.

- wood2woodknot

I bought a roll to try on a scrap. It’s made for Laytex paint not oil finishes. I bled through pretty bad on my test piece. The blue painters tape had the best results.

-- Chem, Central California

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#5 posted 06-14-2017 03:07 PM



Scoring a line can help with bleed thru.

- rwe2156

Darn it! I wish I had thought of that. Next time for sure. Thank you.

-- Chem, Central California

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#6 posted 06-14-2017 03:13 PM

So here is where I am so far. I used blue painters tape and burnished it pretty hard.
I had fair results. I think what little bleed through I had will cover up well with the red enamel paint.
I’m going to give it until Saturday to dry and gas out. I will then re-mask and lay down a coat of red paint.

If I had achieved no bleed through I was seriously considering going straight to a clear finish but…....

Thank for all the comments.

-- Chem, Central California

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#7 posted 06-14-2017 06:07 PM

If you want to ensure a very clean line with the paint, put the tape down then spray a very light coat of a compatible clear over the taped area. That will ensure no paint can bleed under the tape.

Does that make sense?

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#8 posted 06-14-2017 09:06 PM



If you want to ensure a very clean line with the paint, put the tape down then spray a very light coat of a compatible clear over the taped area. That will ensure no paint can bleed under the tape.

Does that make sense?

- SuperCubber


So I was gonna use a Red oil based paint. So get an oil base (clear) in a rattle can? That makes sense.

Thanks,

-- Chem, Central California

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#9 posted 06-14-2017 09:14 PM

Yep. You can probably get the same brand as well. That will ensure compatibility.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#10 posted 06-14-2017 09:15 PM

Before you peel the tape off, I would very lightly score the paint line to ensure it doesn’t peel the paint.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#11 posted 06-14-2017 09:17 PM



Before you peel the tape off, I would very lightly score the paint line to ensure it doesn t peel the paint.

- SuperCubber


That is good advice. Thank you very much!

-- Chem, Central California

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#12 posted 06-14-2017 09:18 PM

Anytime! Let us know how it goes!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#13 posted 06-19-2017 04:18 PM

Hey Guys,
Please excuse the lousy picture but here is the oil based paint cut in. I will let it dry for a week and then start the top coats of water based poly. It’s going to be 110+ for several days here so hopefully that will help the paint completely cure. So far so good!

-- Chem, Central California

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#14 posted 06-19-2017 04:53 PM

Looks great!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#15 posted 06-28-2017 02:15 AM

Well…Here they are. Finally finished. We have had a 9 day heat wave with temps as high as 111 deg so my shop time has been very limited. 3 coats of water based poly top and bottom. I’m giving it a few more days to cure then a coat of paste wax and it will be ready for the kids to enjoy.
The board is Purebond 3/4” plywood wrapped in red oak. The skirt is 3/4” Plywood built with pocket hole screws. The legs are 3/4 red oak.

Thanks for all the helpful comments.

-- Chem, Central California

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