So I’ve done several projects where I:
- Sand and prep the board
- Apply a poly coat
- Carve words or images
- Paint in those carvings
- Sand again to remove any paint that got on top of the board
My problem is when I do the sanding for step 5 those painted carved areas fill with dust and that dust attaches so well that blowing does not get it all out - there is always a very noticable layer. I’ve resorted to wiping the carves with a damp rag which, depending on the carve, can be difficult and time consuming.
Question - is there a way I can keep the dust from adhering so well to that painted carved area? I have considered having a step 4.5 where I apply another coat of poly hoping it would create a surface less grabby to the dust.