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Old 09-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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I don't know that you can really hide wood grain, especially if it's raised wood grain. Some sanding would help, remove dust, and prime with a slow drying oil primer. I always have like Sherwin-Williams wood primer (oil) for bare wood. After it dries it can be sanded........remove dust with a tack cloth or vacuum and you're ready for paint.

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If you are going over oak and expect it to be formica- there is none. The texture will show through, and some like myself think thats ok.
With some skill and proper paste fillers and alot of elbow grease you can minimize it. Personally I don't think it is worth the effort.
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What kind of wood it it?
A picture would help.
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Ok, i been here long enough to learn to ask this question;
Lulu, why do you want to hide the grain? If its personal taste appearance OK. but is there some other reason you think it needs to be hidden?
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Ok, i been here long enough to learn to ask this question;
Lulu, why do you want to hide the grain? If its personal taste appearance OK. but is there some other reason you think it needs to be hidden?
Good question notmrjohn.
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I gave some lengthy, even for me, directions on removing a dishwasher spray arm, questioner even included model number. I had learned the hard way that there were easily breakable snap tabs involved on a $80 dollar part, man were they easily breakable. Using pictures and diagrams "with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one" I told her how to get it off. She had some more questions about getting it off, so I replied two or 3 times with more pictures and diagrams with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one. Towards the end of the rapidly expanding saga, I just casually asked her why she wanted to take it off, figuring maybe, bein plastic, it was broke or had a split in it, in which case she could just take an implement of destruction and break the arm to bits, cause once its off, a new one snaps right in. Turns out all she wanted to know was how to clean the dishwasher and get the lil bits of stuff out of the spray holes. I wanta avoid any more episodes of Alice's Dishwasher if i can. I'd rather sit down on that bench that says Group W.
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i remember that one, all she wanted was to clean the dw?
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i remember that one, all she wanted was to clean the dw?
Yup. Seems dishes weren't coming as clean as used to. Her mother had just had the same prob, she had taken the arm out of hers,handy dandy screw held that one, and cleaned it. Sooooo..... I advised her to poke at the holes with bamboo skewer and runa few cups of vinegar thru a few cycles. Haven't heard any thing back.

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