Greetings Charles, and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.
I have yet to work with baltic birch, but intend to soon so I cannot help you other than to say I personaly would not paint baltic birch, just too good looking to cover it up.
Wisdom: Where experience and knowledge combine and become one.
"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"
"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"
I have a very good memory, just short is all.