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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2019, 04:11 PM »
Painting has started. This is new territory for me. I'm doing the best I can with the SW Wall and Wood primer through the Fuji Q5 T75 w/ 3M PPS 2.0 setup. The finish comes out gritty but sands smooth with 320 by hand. I'm only on my first coat with the louvers. Still have to do the rest of the parts.





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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2019, 04:17 PM »
First coat on raw wood? Grain raising?

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2019, 04:20 PM »
Yes raw wood. Could be I'm too inexperienced to say.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2019, 04:32 PM »
Sounds about right on the first coat. 

Tom

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2019, 05:52 PM »
I'll check in after I get a second coat on with the results before I do any top coats. I need these to turn out.
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Offline BarneyD

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2019, 05:59 PM »
Looking real nice, Matt. I admire your tenacity on this job. My daughter-in-law got tired of waiting for me to build her some shutters.  She went ahead and ordered some. And I'm glad she did.  Not sure I'd be able to handle a job like that.
Barney

Offline JimD

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2019, 07:54 AM »
I am unfamiliar with the products you are using but grain raising after the first coat is the normal response to water based finishes like I use.  It raises with others but not as much.  So you have more sanding to do after the first coat.  Putting shellac (alcohol solvent) on first helps a little but isn't worth the extra step IMHO.  Shellac is great about sealing in knots in softwood, however.  If the primer I used did not also have that attribute I would use a coat of sheallac.

When spraying, I try to resist the tendency to get the finish glass smooth because it inevitably leads to runs when I try.  I prefer a little rougher result and no runs.  With good light, you can see the difference but it is also a bit of a feel that you may develop. 

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2019, 04:11 PM »
@BarneyD Thank you. I'm questioning my sanity every step of the way.

@JimD thank you for the pointers.

I put the first coat on the rest of the parts:





For the 2nd coat on the louvers I decided to up my game a bit using a cheap turntable off Amazon:



After letting the 2nd coat dry for a bit I'm really happy (surprised) with the result:



It's so smooth I don't even think it needs any sanding. The more I spray the more comfortable I get with technique and mixing. This is all new to me. I'm the last person you'd want to paint a room for you but for some reason if you give me an expensive tool I can figure it out. Brushes and rollers and me just do not get along.
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Offline sprior

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2019, 05:04 PM »
I see some familiar looking green knobs and fence dogs in the pictures - glad that they're apparently working well for you.

Offline RKA

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2019, 05:37 PM »
I'm the last person you'd want to paint a room for you but for some reason if you give me an expensive tool I can figure it out. Brushes and rollers and me just do not get along.

Are we related?   [tongue] 
-Raj

Offline BeekATL

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Re: Plantation shutter madness
« Reply #40 on: Today at 10:06 AM »
Great looking plantation shutters, excellent job.  I simply re-sawed 5/4 poplar, planed, sanded, and bull nosed leading and trailing edges of louvers.  From a few paces off you can not tell if they are flat or elliptical louvers. Instead of setting up a jig i used solid brass eyelets to connect louvers to tilt rod.  Did not want to spend the time setting up jig for staple gun.  Look and work great.  I also used tension springs instead of screw to tension louvers.  Found a good source for these plantation shutter parts at shuttermedic.com