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    painting maple burned by saw blade

    I ripped some maple for plywood edge treatment and wound up with burn marks. Next time I'll take more care. Anyway the plan is to paint the edge treatment. Do I need to sand off the burn or will some kind of primer (kilz, etc.) provide sufficient coverage?

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    Kilz is good stuff, sounds necessary unless you are using dark paint.

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    I would think shellac would be a good candidate as well.
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    Can a hand plane whisk off the burn?

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    Were you using a combination blade on your table saw? I've had recent issues when using a combination blade to rip maple. I believe I need to use a rip blade to clear out chips and dust better. I've sanded to remove the burn marks.

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    My opinion and my practice whenever possible is to remove the burn marks, either via sanding or with a scraper and/or a hand plane. A stain blocking primer can certainly help but there's still no guarantee that the color will be consistent.
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    BIN shellac based primer ;-)

    But its easy to remove them with a very light pass through the table saw or with a block plane. Don't use sandpaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Engel View Post
    BIN shellac based primer ;-)

    But its easy to remove them with a very light pass through the table saw or with a block plane. Don't use sandpaper.
    I can use a plane as you suggest but just curious as to what’s the issue with sanding.

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    A well tuned and very sharp plane will leave a smoother surface that doesn't generally need much sanding at all.
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