Post # 1
Crafty bees, I need help. I’m doing a puzzle guest book, and purchased a blank particle board-ish puzzle (mdf? is that what that stuff is called?). I painted it with regular acrylic paint, and I have super-fine tip sharpies to put out for people to sign with. I tried it on a scrap, and while it works ok, it’s a little rough, and I’d like to make a better surface for smoother signing. I need suggestions on any kind of top/clear coat that I can paint on to make it work! Or, if I have to get a different kind of marker for signing, I’m ok with that too.
Post # 3
I would sand it down and then repaint it. I think any type of varnish you used on it might not smooth it enough, and it might make the surface more difficult to write on.
Post # 4
@KCKnd2: I agree. Sand it using very fine grit sandpaper. You should be able to get it very smooth. Then repaint.
Post # 5
The surface was smooth before I painted it. Well, it’s still pretty smooth, the marker just doesn’t seem to take to the paint all that well – it kind of skips, like the paint is rough. I thought there’d be some kind of clear coat I could put on top that would smooth it out, but maybe I’m just stuck!