I’m new to wood working, since my background is software with a few years as a decorative blacksmith (my wife is actually the wood worker in the family). I plan on making some signs from MDF that will have an overall color and a different color in the carved text. From my YouTubing, it looks like the approach I should be taking is roughly this:
- 2 coats of sealer, probably spray shellac, and sanded.
- 2 coats of spray paint for the overall color, sanded
- Mask with Oracal 531.
- Cut the text/images.
- Spray at least 1 coat of sealer into the carved portions so color doesn’t bleed
- Spray 2 coats of contrasting color into cut areas. If multiple colors, seal off areas with painters tape between colors.
- Remove mask
- 2 coats of final sealer, sanded.
Does this seem like a reasonable approach? What are your opinions about the sealer and type of paint? I want a fairly high gloss.
Thanks in advance,