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Forum topic by dpwalker posted 11-04-2011 07:03 PM 1074 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dpwalker

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11-04-2011 07:03 PM

I am wondering what kind of rattle can spray paint LJ’s are using. I built a piano bench from poplar & used 3 coats of Rustoleum spray primer (dried thoroughly) & finished spraying with Rustoleum indoor/outdoor gloss black paint. The primer held up fine but the black paint is flaking off to the primer. I don’t know how many coats of paint I’ve used but I have gone thru 4 cans trying to get the paint to stick. Is there a better paint someone could recommend ?

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Sawkerf

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 07:20 PM

Rustoleum is a pretty good paint so I would wonder if you were using paint formulated for wood and are your paint and primer compatible. I’ve never had a problem with Rustoleum paints.

I’ve had very good luck with ACE “Stain Halt” primer and ACE spray cans, too.

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 07:23 PM

I would suggest ACE brand Premium high gloss enamal spray paint. It leaves a high gloss durable finish. I used it on some old putty knife handles. One coat of primer and then two coats of the Ace paint. It has lasted for a year now with moderate use.

-- Travis - Shenandoah Valley VA

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#3 posted 11-08-2011 07:27 PM

Stupid ? here. Did you sand between primer and finish coats? There shouldn’t be any binding probs when using same-brand primer and finish.
Bill

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#4 posted 11-08-2011 07:34 PM

I also used it on an old jig saw base plate that i refurbished and it has held up very well on the bottom with all of the friction against the boards.

-- Travis - Shenandoah Valley VA

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 06:35 AM

Ok. I stripped the bench & started over. Two coats of primer then paint. It seems to be holding up pretty well. Maybe I got my hands on old paint? Any way It seems to have taken this time. AND just to be sure I let it dry 24 hours then finished it with polyurethane.

Bill White – yes I did sand lightly between coats. I thought that alone would keep the paint from separating. No luck there.

Any way I thank you all for your replies & help.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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