|Forum topic by Mdciolli||posted 02-27-2014 03:04 AM||966 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-27-2014 03:04 AM
First time poster – long time reader – novice craftsman.
I was asked to make a spinning prize wheel for a friend. The wheel is whiteboard panel laminated on 1/2 mdf. Base is made of pine and 1/2 mdf. I have two questions about the paint.
1) on the wheel itself, I figured (wrongly) that black spray paint would cover the mdf well enough. I have never used mdf before and didn’t have primer on hand. Can I paint primer on top of the one coat of black paint I’ve already applied, or does that need to come off first?
2) similar question, but for the whiteboard wedge separating lines. Again, I went against my common sense and applied black spray paint to the whiteboard surface without priming. It coated pretty well, but I’m concerned that it will come off when the wheel is cleaned. Is there something I can do about this? I sanded a scrap piece and it just ruins the whiteboard surface.
I apologize for the elementary level question, but you got to start somewhere! I’ve been building for a little while, but never needed to do the finishes, but I’d like to learn. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!