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Offline Mario Turcot

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Finishing Name Plate
« on: August 24, 2018, 06:50 AM »
I carved a name plate for a colleague few weeks ago and now I'm getting commission for more  [smile].

I sprayed the carved letters than applied two coats of Danish oil. I like Danish oil and I find that more then two coats make the look flat so I stick to two. Here is the first name plate


As I'm learning, I had to use a tiny brush to apply manually two more coats of white  [sad]

I found that video



But I would like to know what paint would you use to make a better job. Preferably a one coat paint. Should I apply a first coat of Danish oil on the carving letters to prevent the wood to suck up the white?

Any other method or suggestion  [welcome]

Thanks!
« Last Edit: August 24, 2018, 07:04 AM by Mario Turcot »
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Online tjbnwi

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Re: Finishing Name Plate
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 09:50 AM »
Did you prime the letters first? I’m a “you have to use primer” guy no matter what the manufacturer says.

Tom

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Finishing Name Plate
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 08:17 AM »
Did you prime the letters first? I’m a “you have to use primer” guy no matter what the manufacturer says.

Tom

Hi Tom, no I haven't use any primer. This is my first name plate and I am experimenting. I did apply the white first, took 3 coats. Than I put 2 coats of Danish oil. I like the result but 3 coats of white was making the whole process too long. I found some acrylic paints and will try that on the next name plate.

That's kind of funny, I retire at the end of the year after 18 years at the same location. I have people coming to me for name plate that never talked to me before  [eek]
« Last Edit: August 28, 2018, 10:05 AM by Mario Turcot »
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Finishing Name Plate
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 09:07 AM »
We used a slightly different sequence.

Rout the sign and fully sand the wood.

Apply two heavy coats of sanding sealer (we used NC lacquer).

The first coats of sanding sealer are to prevent the fill from bleeding into the unrouted top surface and to prime the enamel.

Apply the coloured enamel fill with a small artists brush, very heavily, without worrying about any that gets on the unrouted surface.

After the fill is completely dry sand the face of the board with a wide belt sander removing the sanding sealer and any over fill.

Apply another coat of sanding sealer, rub back, and spray a finish coat.

The lacquer top coats over the enamel fill did not appear to have any reaction.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Finishing Name Plate
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 10:07 AM »
Thanks, Bohda. I will try that approach on the next plate  [smile]
Mario