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Forum topic by jesinfla posted 04-04-2016 02:10 PM 304 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jesinfla

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04-04-2016 02:10 PM

Hello all,

A few questions if you will:

I’m making wall mounted display cases – they’re 19”w x 45”h x 4 1/2”d (I’ll post some pictures as I get closer to finishing them).

I’ve made 2 so far – 1 I used 5/8 MDF. This was my first and created it as sort of a template and trial and error process to see if I could even do it. The 2nd I used wood, nothing special – just some 5/8 plywood from HD.

So far the biggest obstacle I had to overcome was the door – I made it like a picture frame with a cut out on the inside for the glass which is another topic later…

They’re not 100% quality but decent for my first attempts at building anything besides jigs that I can actually display in my houses LOL.

So now the questions:

I’m spraying primer on both – is that the correct/preferred method of applying primer to bare wood?

Next question: I want to paint them Hi Gloss Black. Should I spray the paint or should I roll/brush it?

Thanks in advance for any and all help in advance – it’s much appreciated.

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(


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conifur

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 03:55 PM

Either way, which ever is easiest for you. I think you would a smoother look with spraying.

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rwe2156

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#2 posted 04-04-2016 04:01 PM

You can also get good results sanding between coats.

You’ll definitely get a better finish with spraying (in some cases it can be too perfect and look like it was factory made)

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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jesinfla

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#3 posted 04-04-2016 06:05 PM

Thx – I coubt anything I create will look “too perfect” lol but one can wish.

Yes, sanding between primer coats at the moment then between paint coats as well

Thanks for the responses

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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TMGStudioFurniture

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#4 posted 04-04-2016 09:17 PM

The main problem with a high gloss finish is that it will show every single imperfection in your build – it basically hightlights imperfections.

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jesinfla

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#5 posted 04-04-2016 10:14 PM



The main problem with a high gloss finish is that it will show every single imperfection in your build – it basically hightlights imperfections.

- TMGStudioFurniture


Ouch – thanks for the heads up :(

Well it may not get to be pretty, but hopefully it will be ok to hang on my wall

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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kdc68

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#6 posted 04-04-2016 11:28 PM

If you don’t like gloss black, then you can always spray satin over it. One coat will dull the sheen.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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