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Old 02-12-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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I have a customer that wants me to build a piece of furniture for them. The piece will have a graphic painted onto wood while keeping the area outside the graphic natural wood.

How would you go about painting the graphic without creating a lip where it was taped off?

I found this example of what appears to be a painted graphic on wood.

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Apply the paint, and then clear-coat the whole thing?

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Apply the paint, and then clear-coat the whole thing?
I think that will still leave a lip... No?
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Well yeah, but at least it would be "gentle". There really isn't any way you can have zero lip unless you route the wood a few thousandths lower in the area to be painted.
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Well yeah, but at least it would be "gentle". There really isn't any way you can have zero lip unless you route the wood a few thousandths lower in the area to be painted.
That's what I'll do! Got to be a way to do this. How do the guys in the automotive industry do it?
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Not a clue. I turn cars on and steer them.

Hey, just do an upsell. Make it an exotic wood inlay.
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Airbrush.
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Airbrush.
I still think to get a solid paint color, it would take several coats = lip.
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Shoot the graphic, clear coat, after 3 or 4 coats sand flat, apply a topcoat. Thats how car guys do it....

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I think that will still leave a lip... No?
For something like that, you might be better off with a sprayed dye...
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Shoot the graphic, clear coat, after 3 or 4 coats sand flat, apply a topcoat. Thats how car guys do it....

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That sounds like a lot of work... you know I hate sanding

I 'll give it a try.
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For something like that, you might be better off with a sprayed dye...
I would like to dye it. But it seems like the dye would creep under the tape once it got into the wood grain. Is it possible to seal out the dye?
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That sounds like a lot of work... you know I hate sanding

I 'll give it a try.
ETS 125....or wet sand with 320...

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I would like to dye it. But it seems like the dye would creep under the tape once it got into the wood grain. Is it possible to seal out the dye?
You'd have to shoot the dye dry and built it to the depth of color you want.

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"dye dry"? Say that 5 times fast.

WTH is dry dye?
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"dye dry"? Say that 5 times fast.

WTH is dry dye?
Shoot the dye from a distance so it is fairly dry when it hits the wood. This will decrease the chance of creep.

Use DNA for the carrier instead of water. Build the color, let it dry about 5 minutes between coats.

Think of it as toning, you tone from 18"-24" from the surface being toned.

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Last question, I have been to several auto places here looking for pinstriping tape 1/16 1/8. They look at me like Im nuts. Is there a place to order online?
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You can get tear away Fine Line or Single width 233.

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Practice using a #11 Xacto knife blade to set the tape in place. Use the blade in the handle as an extension of your fingers.

Tweezers help also.

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That type of graphic, you might be better off with a vinyl stencil...

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