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    I'm getting ready to paint my front baffles on my Statement Monitors, and I'm struggling to choose between different brands of spray paint. I know that I don't want to do a gloss or flat finish (fingerprints, scratches, etc.) and that leaves satin and semi-gloss. What brands have you all had luck with for spraying MDF?

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    Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

    Krylon makes different kinds to suit your need. The nice thing about Krylon, is you don't have the runs, sags you might have with other brands. They have a pretty good set up time as well. The main thing is, no matter what brand you choose, take your time and you will be happy!

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    • #3
      Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

      i used a krylon satin on the sides of my sub project that i just posted, it looks good where i did the prep right :rolleyes: it has a "modern" shaped cap, id check that out

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      • #4
        Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

        I used Rustoleum textured finish for my baffles followed by a light coat of Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel to add some gloss. You can see the results in the album in my profile. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

        I used sanding sealer on the baffles and then lightly sanded them so that I had a smooth even surface for the paint.

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        • #5
          Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

          Krylon 'Semi-Flat' Black, is my favorite spray paint ever =D. Unortunately I think they stopped making it recently, so I guess you have to go with either flat, or satin now. I would use satin. Either way, I don't think you can go wrong with krylon, they make some good stuff.

          Edit: Also, I usually use some type uf 'high-build' primer, previous to painting. I forget the brand of what I use, but it helps get things real smooth, coats quicker, and keeps the wood from soaking up the color and altering the finish.

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          • #6
            Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

            +1 on Krylon semi-flat. I've got a stash of about 6 cans left.

            Here's one project painted with semi-flat...



            You can see I used it on the base of some speaker stands too.

            I will probably switch to satin as suggested above when my semi-flat runs out.
            Bill Schneider
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            • #7
              Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

              Wow, that thing looks real cool, whatever it is.
              By the way, what is it?
              Are those cutouts for a woofer and a tweeter?


              Originally posted by williamrschneider View Post
              +1 on Krylon semi-flat. I've got a stash of about 6 cans left.

              Here's one project painted with semi-flat...



              You can see I used it on the base of some speaker stands too.

              I will probably switch to satin as suggested above when my semi-flat runs out.

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              • #8
                Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

                Wow, that thing looks real cool, whatever it is.
                By the way, what is it?
                Are those cutouts for a woofer and a tweeter?
                It was a base for Linkwitz Plutos I built two years ago...

                http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~schneidw/audio/pluto.html
                Bill Schneider
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                www.afterness.com/audio

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                • #9
                  Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

                  That finish is just what I'm looking for! Too bad they stopped making the semi-flat black! I guess I'll take a look around for some Krylon satin black. Thanks for all the replies!

                  Eric

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                  • #10
                    Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

                    Originally posted by Eric.DeYoung View Post
                    I'm getting ready to paint my front baffles on my Statement Monitors, and I'm struggling to choose between different brands of spray paint. I know that I don't want to do a gloss or flat finish (fingerprints, scratches, etc.) and that leaves satin and semi-gloss. What brands have you all had luck with for spraying MDF?
                    Krylon Chalkboard paint is uber-flat, but using the Krylon Crystal-Clear acrylic topcoat of your choice in finish would be a change for more gloss. FWIW, using the Chalkboard and CC-Gloss would get you in the middle somewhere. I use Duplicolor's gray High-Build Primer from the auto-parts store. Make sure you Elmer the edges first, then primer, then paint, and sand wherever needed.

                    If you want gloss-black or medium-black in one step with clear-coating, "ColorPlace Rust-Control" is my pick. I have not used Krylon Gloss-Black, and I didn't like the Rustoleum when I tried it.

                    I have a writeup for my spray-paint methods in my blog should it interest you.

                    stangbat- I think you used Krylon Crystal-Clear, as Rustoleum's is called something else....

                    Later,
                    Wolf
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                    • #11
                      Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

                      Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                      stangbat- I think you used Krylon Crystal-Clear, as Rustoleum's is called something else....
                      Nope, I used this below. I bought it a year ago. I assume they still make it??

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                      • #12
                        Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

                        Originally posted by stangbat View Post
                        Nope, I used this below. I bought it a year ago. I assume they still make it??

                        Yep- I've seen that before. I just didn't recall them using "Crystal" in the name. My mistake.
                        Later,
                        Wolf
                        "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
                        "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                        "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                        "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

                        *InDIYana event website*

                        Photobucket pages:
                        https://app.photobucket.com/u/wolf_teeth_speaker

                        My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                        http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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                        • #13
                          Re: Black Spray Paint - Brands?

                          AH.. yes. I believe the duplicolor high build primer is what I've been using. =)

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