Smooth Finish

Old 02-27-01, 10:59 AM
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I've sanded smooth and primed an entertainment center that I've made. I rolled on water baced acryllic enamal with a 1/4 inch nap. I can't seem to get a smooth surface. Can i sand the enamal after it has hardend or dose it need to dry smooth? Help Please. Thanks.
Old 02-27-01, 03:28 PM
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You may want to repost this question in the painting forum, but for what it's worth I believe the 1/4" nap is too short. Acrylic enamels dry fairly quickly, and they need a little time to 'flow out' and become smooth.

You'll need to sand the finish out after it dries to restore its smoothness, then roll it again with a longer nap - say 3/8" to put more product on the furface.

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