JustinScottDeVico

chalk on plywood

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So I have these walnut panels for my project. They were marked with chalk for identification, I suppose. The veneers are super thin and anything I can think of would be too aggressive and at $95 a sheet I certainly don't want to burn through it. What would be the best was to get it off.

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Just leave it there until you are ready for finishing. You will need to sand the plywood for that anyway and the chalk will come off easy. I always hit plywood with at least 220 grit before staining or finishing and the chalk is never a problem.

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I recently did a walnut project where I used chalk to mark the orientation of the pieces. It can be a real bear to get it all out of the grain! Since you are worried about sanding through the veneer, I would suggest starting with a shop vac, then a stiff bristled brush, then use mineral spirits, then sand if you really have to.

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I recently did a walnut project where I used chalk to mark the orientation of the pieces. It can be a real bear to get it all out of the grain! Since you are worried about sanding through the veneer, I would suggest starting with a shop vac, then a stiff bristled brush, then use mineral spirits, then sand if you really have to.

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