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rich_from_mich 11-07-2005 12:14 PM

What paint will stick?
I have some 3/4 inch particle board that I'd like to seal just in-case it gets wet. Doesn't matter what it looks like. I opened a can of oil based stain and found that all the solids had settled and I couldn't stir it up. Instead of throwing it out, I poured the oil onto the particle board and spread it around with a roller. The oil soaked right in, but I don't think I've got the seal I was looking for.

Will a fresh coat of oil based stain or paint stick to this?

Should I go ahead and pour the rest of the oil to it?


slickshift 11-07-2005 05:47 PM

Hmmm...can't say I've run into this before
I'm not sure another (coat of) stain will seal any better
As long as it's adhering, I'd go over it with an oil-based solid color stain for more protection

Teetorbilt 11-07-2005 05:59 PM

I have never heard of a stain used as a sealer, oilbased or not. I'd try it on some scraps and see what happens (tests).

I DO have a discard can for old varnish and we occasionally throw in stains and dirty brush cleaners (mineral spirits) to lower the viscosity. This concoction has proven to be a pretty good sealer.

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