Bar Mills Billboard

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by FrankG, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    Can someone help -- I've misplaced my Bar Mills instruction sheet for their A&P billboard/sign.

    I know it said I needed to prime the wood. This is the first time I'm working with a wood kit. I just wanted to make sure before I screw this up... is there a specific primer I should use? Latex or oil-based? Something else?

    Any other tips for doing one of these?
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    All I have ever used is Tremclad metal primer that comes in black, red oxcide and gray. They dry flat. I have used then on wood and cardboard.
  3. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I have made my own signs like barmills from wood and cerial boards. If I'm going to paint wood or cerial board I use a gray dollar store primer and then whatever. The dollar store primer will seal the wood or paper product and not allow acrylic paints to soak in and/or warp the product. For bare wood I use oil based stains or ink/alcohol for a cruddy weathered look. The bar mills kits I have looked at appeared to be laser cut birch or basswood, so that's what I would do if i bought one of them. Fred

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