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chip73

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800 days ago

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Painting a bookcase and what is best practice so I don’t fill the holes with paint. Seems like dowel would work, not sure if paint would run. Looking for ideas before I try something that won’t work.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 800 days ago

I dont fill em and have never had a problem.

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Sawkerf

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#2 posted 800 days ago

If I’m painting, I’m probably using a roller so it isn’t much of an issue. If necessary a Q-tip will dab out any extra paint.

A neighbor once painted one of his bookcases with a brush and couldn’t get the piins in the holes. I gave him an old 1/4” drill bit and showed him how to hand twist them clean.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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Clint Searl

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#3 posted 799 days ago

Don’t drill the holes until after you paint. Nyuk Nyuk

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 799 days ago

The last time I did some, I cut a 1/4” dowel into a million pieces and stuffed one in each hole…worked very well. I should point out I was spraying the finish. I saved those dowel pieces for re use if I ever need them again.

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Charlie

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#5 posted 799 days ago

takes far less time to be careful and not fill them with paint than it does to cut a bazillion dowels, paints around them, and then get them out before the paint glues them in place. :)

I usually just do the hand-twist-a-drill-bit when I’m done. Only takes a couple minutes on a big bookcase. It’s GOTTA be faster than cutting dowels, placing dowels, removing dowels.

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DS

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#6 posted 799 days ago

Wow… I’ve been doing this for 33+ years and this has never been an issue for me.
I usually spray finish.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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chip73

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#7 posted 799 days ago

Thanks for all the different suggestions. I too am spraying and this will be my first project spraying paint. I could just visualize paint filling in my holes. Just being a little proactive taking advantage of all the experience on LJ.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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