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  • #16

    Re: Painting Plywood

    Originally posted by Woodwreck View Post

    You don't say anything about equipment. It's best sprayed with a sanding sealer and then a coat of satin enamel, water based poly, or similar. If no spray equipment please say so and we'll try to discuss that in a more meaningful way. Birch plywood is #1 for this purpose so you are on a good start.
    Thanks you for your post.
    I have sprayer and air compressor.
    I wonder if you can explain more the way you recommend.

    Thanks.

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    • #17

      Re: Painting Plywood

      Originally posted by koo1010 View Post

      Thanks you for your post.
      I have sprayer and air compressor.
      I wonder if you can explain more the way you recommend.

      Thanks.
      Certainly. In my experience at 78, birch plywood produces probably the best surface for great results as you described. Follow the paint manufacturer's directions, and be sure to download the Manufacturer's Data Sheet that many people don't know exist. Simply Google the product and download the typically two-page instruction or ask the retailer for it. In skimming the replies, I noticed your thought to borrow parts to your gun from a friend - DO NOT DO THAT. Use whatever gun you have, or obtain another gun and test it beforehand.

      Everyone has their favorite paint brand and product. Use a major brand such as Sherwin Williams, Dutch Boy, or numerous others. Since spraying is not your livelihood, avoid the complicated protocols and buy what the paint store recommends for your situation. Be prepared to spray several test pieces first. Do not attempt solvent based stay with water based. My personal preference after 70 years' experience between by dad and myself, is S-W but this is the old Ford v. Chevrolet discussion.

      After fifteen suggestions above, it is time for you to post a pic of your splendid results. Good luck.
      Last edited by Woodwreck; 04-15-2019, 07:45 AM.
      Start slow; wind down gracefuilly

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      • #18

        Re: Painting Plywood

        Originally posted by Woodwreck View Post

        Certainly. In my experience at 78, birch plywood produces probably the best surface for great results as you described. Follow the paint manufacturer's directions, and be sure to download the Manufacturer's Data Sheet that many people don't know exist. Simply Google the product and download the typically two-page instruction or ask the retailer for it. In skimming the replies, I noticed your thought to borrow parts to your gun from a friend - DO NOT DO THAT. Use whatever gun you have, or obtain another gun and test it beforehand.

        Everyone has their favorite paint brand and product. Use a major brand such as Sherwin Williams, Dutch Boy, or numerous others. Since spraying is not your livelihood, avoid the complicated protocols and buy what the paint store recommends for your situation. Be prepared to spray several test pieces first. Do not attempt solvent based stay with water based. My personal preference after 70 years' experience between by dad and myself, is S-W but this is the old Ford v. Chevrolet discussion.

        After fifteen suggestions above, it is time for you to post a pic of your splendid results. Good luck.
        Thanks for your advice.
        Sure, I will post some pics after this project was completed.

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        • #19

          Re: Painting Plywood

          I have finished this project recently and would like to share some pics to appreciate people who posted some advices for me.

          The thing I was making was a kind of donut shape ceiling decoration for local hotel. Outside and inside diameter are 8' and 6', 4"thickness.
          Made out of plywood and MDF. The construction went quite well and seal coat, water-base primer and paint.
          I sprayed paint first but realized it was too big for my spray equipment and my ability. So I switched to roller.
          I was happy with the result.

          The thing that I didn't like was that it was going to be installed right above the front desk originally where everyone would see but after the chandelier was delivered to the hotel,they realized that it was going to be too low. So they changed the location to the behind the front desk where people hardly see it and made me cut sides to fit in between walls the day before installation .
          I was so disappointed.

          But overall the project went well and I guess I got some experience and knowledge, so I call it good.

          Thanks guys again for your advice.



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          • #20

            Re: Painting Plywood

            Very nice results. The installation looks good in spite of the client’s last minute changes which were beyond your control.

            One question: why did the size of the « donut » make it difficult to use the sprayer? Reach? Two separate colors? Just curious.

            Regards,

            J.

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            • #21

              Re: Painting Plywood

              Nice work !!

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              • #22

                Re: Painting Plywood

                A shame the project had to be downsized, but at least it was decided to use it.
                Sort of a bad news good news situation for you.
                Looks nice.

                Noel
                "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
                'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
                "
                John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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                • #23

                  Re: Painting Plywood

                  Looks like it turned out really well. Congratulations!

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                  • #24

                    Re: Painting Plywood

                    Originally posted by Jacques Gagnon View Post
                    Very nice results. The installation looks good in spite of the client’s last minute changes which were beyond your control.

                    One question: why did the size of the « donut » make it difficult to use the sprayer? Reach? Two separate colors? Just curious.

                    Regards,

                    J.

                    Yes, reach was one thing. I had to get on it to spray in the middle white part. I am new to spaying so I could't do good job on this larger stuff and getting frustrated . And my air compressor was too small for this size.

                    Once I switched to roller, it was more comfortable, faster and quieter. So I finished with it.


                    Thanks for your post.
                    Jacques Gagnon likes this.

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