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rolldodge 11-01-2007 08:01 AM

Finished the built-ins, now it's time to paint
Hi all,

I built some bookshelves, a bench seat and some cubbies for my daughters playroom. I would like to tap the brains of some more experienced painters .. this is what I have...

Everything was built using birch plywood, and faced off with pine trim. I also used some poplar for the shelves, and some of the crown is popular too. My questions are:

1) I know I need to prime, how many coats of paint should I need. I am using BM, semi-gloss white.

2) What type of rollar should I being using, foam or 3/8 nap?

All the holes are filled with Red Devils' One Time.

Any other info/insights would be greatly appreciated.


sirwired 11-01-2007 02:33 PM

Two coats of topcoat should be fine. Use a 100% acrylic waterbourne enamel (such as SW ProClassic or BM Waterbourne Impervo). Do not use wall paint, it is not very good for this application, as you will have durability issues and possibly problems with sticking (a.k.a. "blocking").

A 3/8" roller should be fine.


slickshift 11-01-2007 04:58 PM

I concur with all of the above

I can also recommend a mini-roller with a mohair (usually 1/4 nap) roller
The "hot dog" or "weenie" rollers work well in odd spots like bookshelves (and can get into the corners), and the mohair sleeves work well with most waterbourne enamels

rolldodge 11-01-2007 09:59 PM

Will do!, thanks for your input.

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