Painting a bookshelf

Old 06-15-06, 07:06 AM
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Painting a bookshelf

I am planning to build a bookshelf. Is it better to paint the wood before building or wait until it is finished?
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If you are painting the book shelf I would prime the wood before assembly [you can also apply 1st coat of paint] and then putty, sand, caulk and enamel after it is assembled.

If you use stain I always prefer to stain and seal [with varnish/poly] first and the apply the final coat of poly after assembly.

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