I wondered if anyone knows if plywood edge banding, the iron on stuff from Home Depot for example, can be painted after it's applied.
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for reading.
That probably work on the Mylar coating on the particle board because the Mylar is probably originally applied with heat or baked on, but with the edge banding I would venture to guess the lacquer thinner might desolve the hot glue on the banding and come loose.to paint the mylar...
buff/scratch up the surface w/ a scotch pad...
wash w/ lacquer thinner..
prime w/ emulsion primer...
go for it...
don't soak the banding ... wipe it down..That probably work on the Mylar coating on the particle board because the Mylar is probably originally applied with heat or baked on, but with the edge banding I would venture to guess the lacquer thinner might desolve the hot glue on the banding and come loose.
I agree with Charley, I read an article one time where biscuits add nothing to the strength of the joint,(through tests ),they only add to the alignment of the joint. I had on a few occasions had the biscuit swell prematurely andI couldn't get the joint tight. so I started not gluing the biscuits and had better results. Also experienced the same indent as Charley mentioned.I also do mostly solid banding,
Getting into another, but related subject, I never glue in my biscuits any more. I only glue the edges of the wood and install the biscuits dry to help with alignment. Many years ago when using biscuits was the rage, I glued a pine table top together using glued in place biscuits, and sanded the top flat the following day. A month later when I looked at the top of the finished table with the light shining just right across it I could see biscuit shaped dents in the surface every place that I had installed the biscuits. When the moisture of the glue had left the biscuits, it had pulled dents in the top surface of the table. I ended up making a new top for that table and did not glue in the biscuits. About 20 years later and the top is still perfectly flat. I've used biscuits dry for alignment only ever since.
That is an age old method of adding strength to the front edge of longer shelves, such as in linen closets. By adding say a 1 1/2: wide piece of say base trim to the edge of the 3/4" thick shelf it adds a lot of strength to keep the shelf from sagging. And if you need to add a lot use a 2X2 rebated out 3/4" for the shelving to really beef up the front edge.I generally go with 1/2 - 3/4 inch banding to add a little more stiffness to a shelf. I occasionally use a piece 1.5 inches wide to act as a truss, if I'm going to put heavy art books or heavy items on a shelf.