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post #1 of 2 Old 12-06-2012, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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I have some oak that needs to be painted,a cardinal sin,how do I keep the grain from showing up after it is painted
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There are several ways of fixing that. The easiest way would be to use a pastewood grain filler. It would be good to fill the grain that way in case some day you would want to strip the paint off and stain the wood. Paint has a tendency of getting into the grain and is hard to get out. I use Mowhawk M608 series grain filler. http://www.mohawk-finishing.com/cata...asp?ictNbr=105
Another way would be to use primer and spray and sand it until you can spray it and there is no evidence of grain. It would probably be a good idea to do this even if you use the grain filler. There may be a spot or two that the grain filler didn't completely fill. You could also thin wood putty or use spackle with a broad knife to fill the grain.
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