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Old 12-29-2011, 04:00 AM
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Roccus...I posted on a forum that i was sealing with zinnzer latex primer...Was told that oil primer only ...Latex NO....Well I ran across Kelly Moore 123 primer I had left over from paint jobs.. same as Zinnzer Since I had a couple of gallons, I thought why not try it on plugs for back east...I have a good plastic bucket with good removable lid for dipping several at once...The center hole is 3/16 & allows plenty of primer in..I do this twice ...sand & another 3rd coat...These plugs are over 4 yrs old & aren't splitting...All sealers I checked said to let dry for 6mos or more...Which i did'nt have time for...Am I just lucky The plugs hold up or what?...Only problem I've ever had was paint wrinkling from different types of cans....And the occaisional blue that decides to ruin my paint job....Jim
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Hi Jm .. good to see you posting...The fact that your plugs are not/have not split can be attributed to many factors... for one.. your method allows plenty of product surrounding the plug and penetrating/protecting the end grain...splitting occurs from the end grain.. so if you keep that bugaboo at bay your ahead of the game... ( this includes the belly holes as this makes an end grain).. also , oily woods like cedar are not prone to splitting...they may swell... but rarely split... some people dont seal cedar at all... the problem is sooner or latter it will absorb water and change the balance with the plug...if you try that with maple or birch..I think you will find the results less than satisfying.....

the problem with latex is once/if water gets under it it will peel like a snake skin ( been there done that)... primers do not penetrate the wood... they adhere to it.. .. so depending on what you are trying to adhere to.. you choose your product....oil primers tend to grip/adhere better in this application.. if your happy with your results.. then continue...

I'm giving advice for the best time proven results ( not just mine, but many, many builders before me)... do other methods work.. you bet... it's all about what you want to acheive...and how you view your results..

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