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Help with painting

I have 2 inch letters that look to have been cut out with a laser so the wood is a little charred. I want to paint these white. Can someone tell me

What paint I should use

How to go about doing it

I'm sure theres some sort of craft paint and like a Michaels or something. Is that what I should be looking for? Am I looking for something I should just brush a couple coats on?
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I have 2 inch letters that look to have been cut out with a laser so the wood is a little charred. I want to paint these white. Can someone tell me

What paint I should use

How to go about doing it

I'm sure theres some sort of craft paint and like a Michaels or something. Is that what I should be looking for? Am I looking for something I should just brush a couple coats on?
Some helpful info would be...

What kind of wood?
Indoor or outdoor use?
Ability to spray?
Pictures?








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Just my automatic response: prime with zinser 123 primer. It seals stains, and is interior/exterior, and white. Then top coat with what type of paint you like.
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Some helpful info would be...

What kind of wood?
Indoor or outdoor use?
Ability to spray?
Pictures?








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What kind of wood? Baltic Birch Plywood
Indoor or outdoor use? Indoor
Ability to spray? I don't know but they are small and I think that'd be tough
Pictures? Below is a picture of 1 inch letters that I painted with leftover white paint from a room in my house. The white paint looks to be fading and a little of the wood is starting to show. I can easily just paint it again but for my next project, I'd like to do this once and be done with it.

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Since you used plywood, seal the edges with yellow glue. When dry sand smooth. You could use any oil base primer. A sign painters paint called "One Shot" works very well. Use a good natural hair brush, like badger hair.
http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/oneshot.aspx








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Since you used plywood, seal the edges with yellow glue. When dry sand smooth. You could use any oil base primer. A sign painters paint called "One Shot" works very well. Use a good natural hair brush, like badger hair.
http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/oneshot.aspx








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Thanks but the edges of the plywood letters are very smooth. Would you still recommend gluing and sanding? On the one inch letters in the picture, that's be just about impossible. The crevices are barely big enough for a small paint brush.
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I believe he recommend sealing the ends, so that the letters would not soak up the paint, and leave a dull finish
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