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Old 06-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Modern Contemporary Room - Plain Flatstock Poplar freshly milled and planed to spec.

Just short of paint prep - does this stuff need to be sanded - scuffed at 100, 120, etc grit
It's not getting stained and the boards are pretty onpoint.

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After the prime.

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Thx. What would you suggest for the edges of MDF. After the gardz...it's as if the edges got water popped...
Do I prime and sand

Or sand, prime and then just sand whatever raise I get again
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Like I said earlier- I haven't used Gardz on MDF- it is kind of rubbery ( which is good for what it is supposed to do) and don't know how it sands.
But normally you would prime, sand smooth, fill holes and caulk, 2 finish coats.
that is standard procedure.
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Look at the stock at a side angle. Most often there's mill marks that look like lines across the wood from the plainer.
I always sand any flat stock before priming with about 120 grit paper to prevent having to load up sand paper after it's primed.
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Look at the stock at a side angle. Most often there's mill marks that look like lines across the wood from the plainer.
I always sand any flat stock before priming with about 120 grit paper to prevent having to load up sand paper after it's primed.
Hugh? Chris I am not going to comment as I might. At least we got him talking from 80 to 120 grit.

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Gardz would not be my choice for a sealer/primer on new wood but will work fine I guess. I would first sand the wood to what you want for a surface with paper starting at 100 and then on to 120. Then I would seal it with a 50/50 mix of processed (not raw) lindseed oil and a solvent like mineral spirits.

Let it dry and evaporate. Then I would sand it again with 120 and follow up with a nice enamel underlay primer.

Two coats of nice finish over the top of all. It should last you until you grow tired of the color.

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Look at the stock at a side angle. Most often there's mill marks that look like lines across the wood from the plainer.
I always sand any flat stock before priming with about 120 grit paper to prevent having to load up sand paper after it's primed.


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Gardz is not ment to be a sealer on wood, says the crab infested painter
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After the gardz...it's as if the edges got water popped...
Jeez, ya mean it swelled up like it got wet? After you applied a WATER-based product? Can't imagine what could have caused that.

Sorry, couldn't resist it. Always use oil-based on MDF.
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I guess if you get your trim from a place that uses a planer to crank it out, it could come out a little rough. And rather square and Shakerish in appearance? And if you looked at it from an angle you might see some surface defects? Wonder how a planer deals with these?


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