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making a game board do i paint with acyrlic before or after danish oil?

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Forum topic by Mike Gager posted 09-22-2012 11:57 PM 952 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike Gager

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09-22-2012 11:57 PM

going to be making a couple different game boards like chinese checkers etc and they will have some areas that will need to be painted. im using acrylic paints for this. im also going to be using watco danish oil for the finish.

the question is do i paint the parts first before putting on the oil or after the oil is dry?


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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 09-23-2012 12:30 AM

Throw away the oil; it’s only good for starting fires. Top the acrylics with a waterborne poly.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 09-23-2012 02:05 AM

well i prefer the danish oil over poly

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 09-23-2012 03:00 AM

practice on some scrap.

I would think it would be primer, paint, wait, and then danish oil.
Then again, the paint might reject the oil.

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Mike Gager

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#4 posted 09-23-2012 10:54 PM

well of course i plan to practice, i was just hoping someone had some experience

to clear somethings up the painted part will be small areas like marble holes not large portions of the board. i didnt plan on priming

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ajosephg

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 01:12 AM

I’ve found that gloss enamel works better than acrylic for marble holes, and put it on last so the other finish doesn’t change the color.

-- Joe

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