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Forum topic by Reaper417 posted 12-11-2014 11:52 PM 578 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-11-2014 11:52 PM

Hey guys, quick question. I cut something out on Baltic birch plywood. The spray paint keeps getting sucked in. If I have 2 coats of spray paint on it already, can I use lacquer or shellac as a sealer then throw on another coat? If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know. In the future, what way could I seal it before I paint? Any help will be greatly appreciated and thanks for taking the time to answer me…..Dave

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#1 posted 12-12-2014 12:21 AM

shellac will work, I would suggest de-waxed shellac (I think it’s Seal Coat by Zinnser). I would put a coat of that on and after it dries (15min?) I’d sand it and spray away.

are you spraying with primer or the final top coat? I’ve never had issues with a few coats of primer, sanding between, and then a final coat of primer then the top coat.

good luck, i hope it turns out good!

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#2 posted 12-12-2014 12:53 AM

Primer. Zinsser or Kilz. Sand your play up through 220, spray, sand, spray again, sand up through 400 or so. Your paint should look beautiful on that.

When painting, remember, color shows EVERY defect in your surface. Spend as much time as you need on surface prep.

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