View Full Version : Priming/Sealing Birch Plywood for Acrylics?

07-06-2007, 12:15 PM

I have read through all the threads on priming and sealing have not really found what I am looking for.

I know that Acrylic Gesso is recommended as the most popular primer but I was wondering if I can prime/seal plywood with lacquer, or shelack, or that type of thing?

I have been just painting directly on to the wood and then sealing everything after with lacquer. I only had problems once and that was because I stained the wood before painting but have no intention of doing that again.

So, since I have a supply of lacquer, want I wanted to do is seal the plywood (all 6 sides) with lacquer, and then sand the front slightly to make it rough to give it some bite for the acrylic paint.

Will this work O.K.?


James (who has to go to the P.O. today to pick up his paint - :thumbsup: ) :)

07-06-2007, 05:58 PM
Hi James, have a look at this thread from the IK:


07-06-2007, 07:29 PM

That helped a lot.

Will try one and see how it goes.

James :)