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Old 10-17-2008, 11:43
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Default Re: Painting Wood Plaques, Letters, Etc.?

Originally Posted by Sweet Baby Michele View Post
I'm sure you acrilic would work. I myself use Applebarrel and like paint. You don't have to primer the plaques, as a lot of people don't, but I personally think your pain job will look better. (I also refinish furniture for an antique store) so Primer is a must! lol
A lot of people do use stencils. I try to freehand as much as possible (so it is more unique) but if your more comfortable, by all means use a stencil!
I always put a top coat of clear finish on. I'd hate for the paint to be rubbed or scratched after all the work put into it. Plus I think it looks more professional.
I started off painting the dollar plaques from the dollar store, until I was happy with the results, them I moved up to the more sturdy for lack of a better word, plaques from Micheals.
Also, some plaques look better if you sand them first with a fine grit sandpaper, like 150 or above. The higher the number, the more fine the grit!


Thanks for all the tips!! What kind of topcoat (sealer) do you use? Thanks again!
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