|Forum topic by JCantin||posted 11-05-2013 09:22 PM||667 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
11-05-2013 09:22 PM
I’m doing a frame and panel wainscoting project in my dining room.
The frames are built already using poplar. Before applying them to the wall I sanded them down to 220 and sprayed them with B-I-N shellac-base primer using my HVLP. Then sanded them to a nice smooth surface.
I’m planning to use a good quality acrylic interior semi-gloss enamel over everything.
Now its time to prep and install the panels. My questions are:
1. MDF vs. Hardboard. Is there any reason to use one or the other? Since the edges will be hidden I don’t have to worry about edge sealing the MDF. Would hardboard give me a better finish though?
2. Priming. Can I use the same B-I-N as primer for the panels?
3. Sanding before priming. If I use MDF is there any point in further sanding before priming?
4. Sanding after priming. I assume a light sand with 320 or 400 would help the final finish?
5 Spray vs brush. I used my HVLP gun to apply the B-I-N on the poplar. Should I go that route for the panels too?
Thanks in advance for any advice.