Finishing a sign routed in Poplar
I just routed three signs. One for each grand kid, with their name. I used the Rockler State Park template set. My first. Time doing template routing.
Now I have to think about finishing. I think I will paint the letters black, the sand the sign.
What would be good for the background? Stain (suggestions), oil, poly?
Should I do the background before painting, or afterwards, and then sand?
Should I use sanding sealer, then the paint, and then...... ?