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what do u guys use to paint your boxes made of BIRCH?...ive been using spray paint and sanding but im not loving how it comes out...it looks decent but Ive seen better...any help?
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sand, primer, sand, base coat, sand, clear.


Did I mention sand?

and as far as paint, I use a automotive spray gun and some Ebay paint
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I use wood filler to fill in any imperfections and sand everything down with a fine grit once it is dry. I may repeat that process a few times until it looks acceptable. Then I put down a coat or two of primer and wet sand that while keeping an eye out for any imperfections that you couldn't see without the primer. If its a small imperfection then sometimes you can fix it with simply another layer of primer. Once I'm happy then I put down the spray paint or whatever else I'm using.

If you are having issues with the cut edges of the wood soaking up the primer/paint, you can rub wood filler into the surface with your finger, and then sand it after it is dry. On the non-cut surfaces of the wood you shouldn't have any issue with primer being soaked in if it is sanded smooth.
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If you don't use filler primer or something to fill in the grain it will show through
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I just sand then go to lowes or homedepot and get a quart of something decent then roll it on..I paint all of my boxes
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I just sand then go to lowes or homedepot and get a quart of something decent then roll it on..I paint all of my boxes
brush on fiberglass resin in a thin layer. Along with body filler to fill crown staple holes. Sand, Finish with primer,sand and paint
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Sand, paint, sand, paint, sand, paint blah blah Aint nobody got time for that! Undercoating FTW yeeeeee
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I've had the best luck and finishes by spraying with rattle can bed liner, plastic cote or rustolium first instead of primer. Then paint with automotive rattle can paint, my favorite rattle can automotive brand is SEM. The finish is similar to factory plastic panels. If you don't like a textured coat lightly sand off texture. I have tried many other ways to paint baltic birch and MDF but because of the porosity it takes several coats of primer to achieve same finish!
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