Help with Highboy

I am just finishing a Cherry classic reproduction Queen Anne Highboy. 3 years in the making and over 200 hours of hand carving for the drawer fronts, crest, etc. All the wwod is from one lovely tree that was planted by my great grandfather on the family farm. I am wondering when I paint it all red if I should use interior latex or enamel? Also, should I use a stippling roller or maybe a foam one for for a smoother finish.
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Don't use latex at all use an oil based paint. ;~)
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Use a foam brush and good, old fashioned barn paint.
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Barn Paint seems appropriate considering the amount of bull s**t related to this post.
Personally, I would use powdered tempra paint thinned for use with a garden sprayer.
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You could always go for that old classic, green milk paint. Nahm likes to cover up beautiful wood with it.
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Q-Tips. I started using them to paint plastic models when I was a kid. They fit into those little Testor's paint bottles, come in packages of hundreds and they're cheap! It certainly takes a lot of the pressure off of your woodworking knowing that the paint job will be furry. Think of it as instant antiquing.
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SonomaProducts.com wrote:

Distress it with napalm. Then fill in the big holes with *Spackle*. Primer. Paint. Spar Varnish for added protection. Dang, I like this kind of talk.     gronk,     jo4hn
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I would use the cheapest wagner sprayer and semigloss latex for this and you may as well give the inside a good coat to tighten up those drawers.
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I suggest 100% lead paint. Be sure to work it into all the crevices of the carvings to soften those damn crisp edges that carving tools always seem to leave. What is up with those crisp edges, anyway??? Someone could put an eye out.
3 coats of marine varnish on top of that to seal the lead in. Use the stippling roller for the last coat for a distressed look.
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Painted cherry is so 20th century. The future is peel & stick vinyl. The cherry takes the vinyl so well you can use almost any style! Of course you'll need to belt sand all that carving off first.
-Kevin
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On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 16:21:59 -0700 (PDT), "SonomaProducts.com"

lmao.... no fool like an april fool! nice try though.
skeez
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