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How to remove wood grain

Removing Wood Grain Texture -How to get a nice smooth finish when painting cabinets or furniture that has a strong wood grain. Part 1 of a 2 part series on painting oak cabinets bought off of craigslist.

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H. Behlen Pore-O-Pac Grain Filler - fills heavy wood grains, so surface is smooth. Just rub on with a rag. Can paint or stain over it. In the comments section another recommended Brushing Putty by Fine Paints of Europe

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from Evolution of Style

Tips + Tricks for Painting Oak Cabinets

Hello! My most popular post, by far, has been “How to Paint Your Cabinets Like a Professional.”  As a result, I have gotten a lot of questions, specifically, about how to paint oak cabinets.  I have done client projects that were oak cabinets, so I thought I would share some tips and tricks that I...Read More »

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from SF Gate

How to Make Wood Grain Disappear When Painting

Making wood grain disappear...Some wood species -- oak prominent among them -- have such an open grain that it is almost impossible to hide it, even when painting over it. Professional refinishers have long resorted to wood-grain ...

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from The Family Handyman

The DIY Guide to Finishing a Table Top

The deep grain lines in woods like oak or walnut will telegraph through the clear finish, no matter how many coats you apply. And that’s fine; it’s part of the character of coarse-grain woods. But if a perfectly smooth surface is the look you want, use a grain filler. You’ll find several products online or at woodworking stores. With most, you wipe on the filler, squeegee off the excess with a plastic putty knife and then sand after it’s dry for a smooth-as-glass surface.

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