• kristomizer

    Love the guide. thanks

    I have 2 quick questions, bought and sanded a cheap bass as a practice painting but it looks like it has a varnish or clear coat under the original color.
    Do I have to get it back to the wood or is it ok to paint over the varnish?

    Also, is it best to use Acrylics, Enamels, or Two-pac paints?

    • feedthegod

      What type of clear coat are you using? Most of the painting guides I see have you apply a Poly or Nitro after the paint.

    • exhibit-sbt

      Love the guide. thanks

      I have 2 quick questions, bought and sanded a cheap bass as a practice painting but it looks like it has a varnish or clear coat under the original color.
      Do I have to get it back to the wood or is it ok to paint over the varnish?

      Also, is it best to use Acrylics, Enamels, or Two-pac paints?

      You want the wood to have some sort of sealer on it that is meant for the wood. If you sand it all the way through you will loose that and the paint wont adhere so well to the wood. Above, I had to sand through that layer in order to get rid of the wood grain on the guitar's body. Afterwards I used a heavy layer of primer-sealer in order for the white paint to take to the guitar. Naturally including much wet sanding to smooth what was added.


    Cancel