Originally Posted by tippy25
Primer's primary function is to aid the color layer of paint in adhesion to the surface. With painting, 85% of the finished product comes down to prep.
Here's how I would paint something: a prep sand (start out rough to get the existing finish off, like 100 grit, then move up to 220, 400, 600, then 1000), primer, light sand (600-1000), 2nd coat of primer, another light sand (1000), color coat, light sand (1000-1500), 2nd color coat, wet sand (1500-2000).
That's all well and good but I'm not really interested in mounting a Brick to my FC block.
If it's a fairly large surface and no real seams to worry about your way is the best way imho. But if I'm using two coats of primer and 4 coats of paint then I'm gonna have one of those brick erasers hanging out in the middle of my board.
I'm just gonna get self etching primer and hit it with a reasonable single coat give it a dusting of color to get it where I want it letting dry between coats hit with paper and call it a day after 2 full coats I think.
Here is some Bling for y'all. Don't know which side looks better...