|Forum topic by camps764||posted 03-17-2014 09:07 PM||788 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-17-2014 09:07 PM
Hey Ya’ll, I’ve got a project coming up with lots of parts in hard to paint places – it’s a bed with square spindles on the head and foot board.
On the last bed I built like this I painted everything AFTER glue up – I was afraid the paint would interfere with the glue on the joinery. To be honest, it was a big PITA to paint the spindles and get a decent finish on everything.
For the second go ‘round I was planning to paint everything before assembly.
I think I want to tape off the tenons, but am struggling with how to keep the paint out of the mortises…what are your best practices for this?
Do you just paint REALLY carefully around the mortises? Make little wooden mortise plugs to be removed after you paint? Just suck it up and paint after the assembly and glue up? Not worry because the paint in the mortises won’t matter?