Routing & Painting Name Signs
I am using a Milescraft template set to route names on 1x3 stock. I need to have the routed letters painted white and the stock background stained solid Oxford Brown. Is there any way to do this without having to carefully paint in each letter with a small brush?
I know of the method where you seal the stock, rout, paint in the letters sloppily, sand the stock to get crisp letters, and then cover everything with a transparent coat. That works well for painted letters on a natural stock, but does not work if you need the stock stained/painted.
I tried staining the stock, covering it with painter's tape, and routing through the tape. I got very jagged edges with a new carbide bit. I also tried with clear packing tape - not as ragged, but still not clean edges and it had poor adhesion.
I don't know if there is a better tape to try or a better method altogether. I would appreciate any ideas. Note that this is not an income-producing project.