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Forum topic by chip73 posted 09-07-2012 01:42 AM 1135 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chip73

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09-07-2012 01:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing sanding

I am getting ready to do my first project using my new Earlex 5500. I will be spraying GF Milk Paint on Poplar. I know I am looking at putting on light coats, but do I need to sand between coats and if so what grit? Looking forward to a new experience and increasing my skills. Thanks for the help.

-- 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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#1 posted 09-07-2012 01:46 AM

GF Milk Paint is not real milk paint. I have brushed it on and never sanded it and it cmae out fine.

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 09-07-2012 03:03 AM

Chip, I am sort of in the learning stage with my Earlex 5000, but I can tell you that even at my entry level I am glad I bought the system. I would suggest that both GF and Earlex were both patient and helpful when I called for support or clarification. There is also an LJ member that I think is a tech for Earlex who is also very helpful and knowledgeable.

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#3 posted 09-08-2012 08:06 PM

I use General Finish paints a lot in my shop and I thin slightly and spray. Two coats of primer, usually 3 coats of paint (depending on the color). Normally I sand after the second coat of primer and after the second coat of paint using 220. After the third coat of paint, if I have any areas not smooth enough, I use a green pad (scotch-brite) and then hit it with a top coat of lacquer.

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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chip73

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#4 posted 09-09-2012 01:10 AM

Thanks for all the advice, can’t wait to start.

-- 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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