GP Ply-bead Paint prep/finishing


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Old 06-01-10, 01:32 PM
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I just installed this stuff in a hallway and staircase and need to paint it. It's relatively smooth, pre-sanded, but still doesnt look paint ready to me.
Question for others who have installed and painted this stuff, did you do a little light sanding yourself, what primer did you use/recommend?

I plan on using BM satin impervo topcoat (waterbased).

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Old 06-02-10, 03:38 AM
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Marksr, will chime in here on the painting stuff, but generally once you apply a good primer to the wood, the grain will raise slightly. Then you can lightly sand it off and apply your final coat(s) of paint and be assured of a smooth finish. I use a Zinser primer, but there are others out there.
 
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As long as the plywood is free of contaminants - it's ready for paint. An oil base enamel undercoater would be best although you can probably get away with a latex primer [just make sure it's suitable for wood] The only possible problem with a latex primer is the off chance their might be some tannin bleed thru or water stains. If that happens, those areas will need to be sealed with a solvent based primer.

Once the primer's dried, sand and remove the dust and apply your first coat of enamel. It will look best if you apply 2 coats of enamel, sanding lightly between coats. If you have trouble with brush marks - thin the waterbased enamel with a tad of water.
 
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Hey guys,I forget to say thank you for the replies Marksr and Chandler.Beer 4U2

Mark, I ended up doing a little presanding, and fillin in some spots on some of the panels, I think I may have had gotten a bad piece or two that wasnt milled or handled properly, very stringy,grainy, with rough spots, other sections seemed fine.
Used a bristle brush and wipecloth to clean up dust and remove any lose pieces of wood
Followed the rest of your directions, sanding in between coats, and applying Satin impervo. Came out looking good

Thanks again Kevin
 
 

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