Another vote for poplar. Semi-hard, sands smooth, holds & shows paint well, inexpensive.
- Primer - insures paint will stick well & the white primer shows the paint color better.
- Gloss enamel paint.
- If concerned about end grain, I know you previously recommended glue size. However, I've recently tried Bondo & sand to 400 grit for a super fine surface. Short work time & sands easily. Works very well!
- If using an aerosol paint spray in a cool area, try heating the can of paint in a pot of warm tap water ~ 15-30 minutes before painting. Seems to make it spray better resulting in a better finish.
Last edited by Al Launier; 03-06-2014 at 04:24 PM.
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