Chris [BEANS] wrote: »
If I were to spray MDF as per this guide, could my Mrs then paint something artisticy on top and if so, could she use any old paint or would it need to be something specific??
spenzalii, post: 3064276 wrote:
The only suggestion I'd have is to sprat your artsy touches after the last sanded coat of base paint and before the clearcoat goes on. That way the shine can be ratained and your art can be protected as well. When I added the stripes to the side of my box it was after I sanded and cleaned the last base coat and before the clear. With enough coats I could sand and polish the clear without affecting the stripes.
spenzalii, post: 3064280 wrote:
The black lacquer and clearcoat are the EXACT thing I used on mine, so you're good on that. My only worry on that primer is it looks like it needs to be brushed/rolled on. If you haven't bought it yet, grab some rustoleum primer, which will be just fine. If you already bought the paint, I recommend using a foam roller and danding it down very well.
spenzalii, post: 3064282 wrote:
One can should do the trick. Since you're painting it black the red primer really shouldn't matter
theBAYsics, post: 3064285 wrote:
thank you for this guide!
took me a little over 3 weeks to do this due to a busy schedule and horrible weather but i am very pleased with the final outcome. heres a shot of the results.
now just waiting a month before i can wax it.
Chris [BEANS] wrote: »
Need some advise....
The CP I'm knocking up in MDF will be routed underneath to make it thin enough to mount the buttons:-
(excuse the 30 second MS Paint drawing)
My problem is, I intend to paint the underneath and make the wiring pretty etc, but once the MDF is routed surely it'll need something to stop it from being porus before I apply any paint.
Wood filler and the like aren't really appropriate for an area this big.
I don't need the underside of the CP to be 'mirror finished' like the outside of the box will be, so do you reckon a decent high solids primer and a plasticoat type of paint might do the trick without the wood swelling and absorbing it all??
I will do a tested on a scrap routed piece of MDF at some point anyway, but just thinking out loud while I'm on the forums and nowhere near the garage.....