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The only hardwood that I have is black walnut and more of it than I need, so the question is has anyone ever painted it? I know it's a sin but I don't want to go out and buy more wood if this will paint nicely. What I don't want to end up with is grain telegraphing through or something in the wood bleeding through. I suppose I could just try and paint some but I'm concerned with the long term outcome
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The only hardwood that I have is black walnut and more of it than I need, so the question is has anyone ever painted it? I know it's a sin but I don't want to go out and buy more wood if this will paint nicely. What I don't want to end up with is grain telegraphing through or something in the wood bleeding through. I suppose I could just try and paint some but I'm concerned with the long term outcome
Do you understand how hard it is to find good black walnut right now? The price is slowly rising and the quality is dropping fast.

What are you making that you are painting it? Will Poplar work, cheaper then the Walnut and it paints beautifully.

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Art; I've reported you to the Walnut Police...they're on their way!

Seriously, that should be a criminal offence, painting over Walnut.
Sell it if you don't want it; betcha there's members here that'll be happy to take it off your hands.
I understand your logic; why go and spend a few hundred bucks on Birch or Alder when you've got this lumber just sitting there. It's the price difference that's the crucial difference.
Maybe twice the price for the Walnut? Sell it and buy something less valuable...or use it and stain it.
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Painting black walnut?!! Yikes!

There are two rules about painting black walnut:

Rule 1: DON"T DO IT.
Rule 2: See Rule 1.

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Art it would be easy to sell the walnut you don't need and go buy more wood. You will sell it for more than it will cost to buy more wood and help some wood worker that could really use it.

As you said it's a sin.
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You must be daffy.

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Yes, a SIN! And we'll burn your woodworking card. And Stomp on your Hat!
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Art, if you're near central VA, I will tell the Missus to let you have all the poplar you need out of my shop so you won't have to paint the walnut.

I probably have 100-150 bf available right now.

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