|Forum topic by Bingo969||posted 10-24-2012 05:24 PM||2787 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-24-2012 05:24 PM
Good Afternoon -
I have an interesting situation. I make a type of latin percussion instrument called a Cajon. Essentially, a large box wooden drum. They are about 20” high by 12” wide and 12” deep. I use the 3/4” 7-ply birch plywood from Woodcraft for the top/bottom/sides and 1/8” solid birch sheets also from Woodcraft
I usually stain them (I use Zar oil-based stain) and then coat with about 6 coats of polyurethane.
One of my customers is an artist and wants to paint it herself. I’m wondering what sort of pre and post treatment would work best for something like that.
She’s not painting the entire thing so I don’t want to just use a normal paint-type of primer. I want the wood showing with her painting on top.
I was thinking maybe just trying a single coat of poly on a test sheet and seeing how that worked out. Then after the paint dries continuining on with more poly. Something tells me though that there likely is a better way to do this.
Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
Thanks as always for being such a great resource for us crafters just starting out trying to learn!
Matt / Bingo