|Forum topic by es2000||posted 11-15-2014 11:12 AM||758 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-15-2014 11:12 AM
I would like to make my own version of a board game called Fast Track, which looks something like this
Basically it’s a stained wood board with some painted parts and a nice shiny clear coat on the top.
I’ve never really done anything like this before and I’m having trouble figuring out the exact products I need to make it happen. My understanding is that you can’t paint directly on top of an an oil based stain like Minwax and that I would need to put an oil based primer on top of the stain before I can paint it. The problem is that since only part of the board is painted, I need for the primer to be clear so the stain still shows through on the non-painted parts.
I’m having trouble finding clear oil based primers which leads me to believe maybe I’m approaching this the wrong way. Can I paint right on top of the stained wood with a special kind of paint?
What’s the best way to do this? Since I’m a total newb, the more specific you can be the better. Names of products would be great. I’ve done quite a bit of searching an asked the folks at the one hardware store but I’m not getting very far.