Finish Compatibility Question (Oil Modified Alkyd paint / Epoxy)

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Forum topic by Mayhem702 posted 01-03-2018 04:43 PM 151 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-03-2018 04:43 PM

1st Let me say thank you to all the unnamed people on here that have helped me so far from my lurking and reading.

I am using Baltic Birch Plywood as both structural and finish surface for a built-in desk with a 25u sound and environmental sealed enclosure for servers and other EQ. (I’m a geek).

After many hours of searching, reading and trying all kinds of stain to color the Baltic Birch, I used a HVLP gun with transtint dye in a carrier of denatured alcohol. I got a deep rich and consistent color. very happy with it.

Now I need to seal and protect it. But… there’s a hitch … I want to hide the seams on the horizontal surfaces (I used the 60”). I originally thought I would lay down some epoxy in the seams, sand it smooth and then mask off a 5” strip and paint it with Oil Modified Alkyd paint, with the hammered metal effects, then cover with pour on Epoxy. Epoxy to hide the depth and blend the paint to the stain. I also thought I would use a high solids lacquer on the the non-horizontal surfaces. All of the clear can be matte.

But then product compatibility got into my head and I can’t get a good answer.


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