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Forum topic by rlrobinhood posted 06-11-2014 04:14 AM 868 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rlrobinhood

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06-11-2014 04:14 AM

Hi all,

I’m just about done building a desk for my wife. It is made of nice clear pine. She wants to have it painted. I have kids and know the desk won’t have the most graceful life.

What do you recommend for a very durable primer and paint? Any recommendations on how to apply?

Thanks a million in advance and have a great week.


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Mark Kornell

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#1 posted 06-12-2014 12:32 AM

What you want is a paint meant for trim work. I’m partial to Benjamin Moore’s Advance line, but most other pain manufacturers have something similar. Go for the top end of the line.

If you are considering spraying, it can be sprayed. Or, you could go with a tinted lacquer which would be a bit more durable.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 06-12-2014 01:42 AM

Milk paint is very durable, I just put it on w/ a roller, no primer needed.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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NiteWalker

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 02:00 AM

+1 on milk paint. If you want it to have some durability, a good waterborne poly applied over it will do the trick. My current favorite is enduro clear poly.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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rlrobinhood

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 03:19 AM

Awesome. thanks for the advice guys. I’ve never heard of Milk Paint before. Did a google and very interesting. I’m not sure I’m going to experiment with it on this go around.

And, I doubt that I’ll be spraying either. Probably brush or roll.

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 03:48 AM

I forgot to mention that I like to use a wiping varnish as a top coat over the milk paint.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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