Sealing with Krylon?

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Krylon is a primer/sealer and I am wondering if this is enough of a sealant to use on balsa crankbaits once they are carved and before painting.

Also, what is the best technique to apply it to the bait? Dipping, spraying with an airbrush, or brushing?

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IMO primer/sealers have 2 functions. First, they prevent water in acrylic latex paint being absorbed into the wood fibers and causing them to expand and roughen the lure surface. Second, they can be used to reinforce soft balsa to make a durable bait. I think Krylon will serve the first purpose but maybe not the second unless you apply enough coats to make a thick strong barrier coat.

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