View Full Version : Ok, F*ck Carpet, What Kind Of Paint Do I Need?

02-25-2006, 12:30 PM
I dont want to deal with carpet anymore, because doing the sides gets frustrating. What kind of spray paint do i need to buy to make the enclosure look beautiful?? What are the best brands to spray on the enclosure? How would i need to know, on about painting an enclosure? Should i paint it all at once? or a side a day?


02-25-2006, 12:34 PM
Paint is going to be a lot more work than carpeting, FYI...

02-25-2006, 12:36 PM
Paint is going to be a lot more work than carpeting, FYI...

Hmmm... will it be more expensive too? How would it look between the paint and the carpet? What will look more nice?

02-25-2006, 12:38 PM
Paint is going to be a lot more work than carpeting, FYI...

That's somewhat relative, eh?
If you aren't skilled at carpeting whatsoever and cannot get it to come out the way you want it going after the enclosure with a paintbrush or depressing the button on a spray can or three may be more time consuming but not necessarily more work...

02-25-2006, 12:38 PM
Don't think the expense is going to be much different, but you're talking about a lot more hours of work to get it looking good vs. a carpet job.

Sand, prime, sand, prime, sand, base coat, sand, another coat, sand...get the idea :)

02-25-2006, 12:45 PM
carpeting is easy....if you router the sides with a rabbit bit to give a spot for the carpet to tuck into :)

02-25-2006, 03:39 PM
Carpet is wayyyy easier then painting. A good carpet job should take no longer then an hour for a reasonable sized enclosure. Painting takes literally days to complete and unless you sand, light coat, sand light coat, repeat.... its going to turn out looking like hell. Too bad your 3hrs away from me or I would carpet your box for free, you just supply materials.

Here is my box log.