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So I am working on a house that has decorative gable cross pieces that were missing the little rosettes. I had a local woodworker order the bits and make me some new ones because I insist on going the extra mile for my customer and haven't found out on how to sell it and really recoup all my costs for doing it . . . but anyways he made them out of redwood because it is a tighter grained wood than cedar so it was easier to cut. I was going to sand them, clean with acetone to give the primer some bite, and then I am not sure what to use for primer. Since it is new redwood it should be something oil-based to block the bleed, and I want a very thin mil build as to not mask the decorative grooves. Should I use a quick dry or slow dry oil primer? Does it matter? Topcoat is superpaint. I plan to glue them up and caulk them in, not worried about moisture problems. I couldn't find any threads on prepping and priming redwood specifically.