Wood paint and finishes for joystick casing


#1

Hello all,

i recently completed my simple casing and am going to start putting color on it (white)

Is acrylic paint a good choice ? It is water-based btw.

After painting on it what should i use to make it glossy ? Will lacquer work on paint ?


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#2

Have you visited slagcoin’s site. I think you’ll find a lot of information there already. Chapter 12 specifically deals with finishes and decorating.

http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick.html


#3

You should prime your case first with spray primer and sand between coats with 400grit sandpaper. After the third coat, get a can of glossy white spraypaint. I recommend Krylon as it dries pretty quick. Spray in light coats and sand any imperfections with 400grit between coats after an hour or so. Painting should require 3-6 coats. Once it looks perfect, spray it with a clear coat to protect it. I recommend Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear.