Posted 15 December 2008 - 04:57 PM
If you soak the pieces for ten minutes, one coat should be enough.
It is a penetrating wood preservative.
When you put it in to soak, you should see it chasing little air bubbles out of the wood as it penetrates the wood cells. Once it cures in there, any other coats are just surface, since the wood itself is now sealed.
After you let the first coat cure for 24 hours, lightly sand the surface, and you're ready to prime and paint.
A tip. Avoid touching the lure with your bare fingers. Finger print oil screws up paint and top coats.
Either handle the lure with a rag, or use disposable latex gloves (thank you Pete).
I use a glove on my left hand, since I'm right handed and do most of the painting with my right hand.
I hold the lure, or lure parts, in my left hand, clamped in a pair of forcepts or needle nose vice grips, while I paint it with my right hand. No "human" contact with the lure itself. I hang it on opened up paper clips over my work bench between coats, so I can use both hands to clean the air brush and reload it.
By avoiding the human touch, I don't have any "fish eye" problems from oil contamination.