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recoat primer or shoot extra top coat?12/26
I am painting Baltic birch plywood including the edge grain. I am currently sanding the raw wood, one coat of BIN primer. Sanding the raised grain and edge grain after the primer and any other problems. This will often leave some of the wood fully exposed. I will follow that with a two top coats of PPGs Breakthrough. I have ran into a couple of issues with the final product color not being consistent. Should I put more primer down for a solid base or put more top coat down for more color. What is the best practice?
We have a saying:
"Never leave any work for the top coat"
In other words, we do t topcoat unless the primer coat is as close to flawless as we can get (typically 2 coats with sanding in between). All the top coat has to do is sit there and look pretty! Usually one coat will suffice, but with some colors, we need to apply a second coat for a really even finish.
You should never see raw wood when you start the top coat, no exceptions.
I am learning this process as I go. I have painted cars in the past and learned a lot from the automotive standpoint but still have a lot to learn about finishing wood. I am painting today and putting down two coats of primer. Thanks for the advice.