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gladiator_jai
02-15-2008, 05:47 PM
I want to paint my sub box, I only have access to Walmart.
What do I need to buy?? Please give complete details as this is my first time painting anything since.........umm 3rd grade.

Thanks

bigmandengo
02-15-2008, 05:54 PM
i am in the process of my painting my enclosure right now. i just picked up a quart of semi gloss black rust-oleum and it looks awesome so far. tomorrow im putting on my fifth coat and hopefully the last.
btw i have no painting experience

gladiator_jai
02-15-2008, 05:55 PM
so what all do I need?
and is there a paint which can help protect the enclosure against moisture?

2critical
02-15-2008, 05:57 PM
what kind of finish you looking for?

outspoken
02-15-2008, 05:59 PM
im a professional painter for work and am going to be painting mine as well. i'm going to use some oil-based spray primer called cover stain, then a base of oil based exterior paint called iron-clad, (benjamin moore product) ten a can spray crackle finish... if it was me, i would prime first with a good oil primer spray, then some decent quality regular spray paint, just to make sure it sticks really well... i'll be using an airless sprayer for mine though, you might not have one, so spray paint should work just fine...

gladiator_jai
02-15-2008, 05:59 PM
I dont want a good looking box, a decent finish with a paint that helps protect against moisture/water. Moisture protection is a necessity.

outspoken
02-15-2008, 06:00 PM
so what all do I need?
and is there a paint which can help protect the enclosure against moisture?

cover-stain oil based can spray primer will seal against moisture, mold, all that stuff... can be foud at home depot, paint store... it's a zinser product...

gladiator_jai
02-15-2008, 06:01 PM
cover-stain oil based can spray primer will seal against moisture, mold, all that stuff... can be foud at home depot, paint store... it's a zinser product...


k, thx man.. and over that I just use a normal spray paint? right?

2critical
02-15-2008, 06:05 PM
I dont want a good looking box, a decent finish with a paint that helps protect against moisture/water. Moisture protection is a necessity.

Just about anything will work for you then.

bigmandengo
02-15-2008, 06:05 PM
thats exactly why i painted my box. actually i put a coat of sand n sealer then polycrylic on the inside and outside and then 5 coats of paint that i brushed on with a foam brush on the outside. works great. covered up all my seams and pretty easy

gladiator_jai
02-15-2008, 06:08 PM
Just about anything will work for you then.


yh well, thanks for your help.

outspoken
02-15-2008, 06:09 PM
k, thx man.. and over that I just use a normal spray paint? right?

yeah, flat, gloss, semi gloss, whatever... the cover stain will seal it up real nice...

gladiator_jai
02-15-2008, 06:09 PM
thats exactly why i painted my box. actually i put a coat of sand n sealer then polycrylic on the inside and outside and then 5 coats of paint that i brushed on with a foam brush on the outside. works great. covered up all my seams and pretty easy


thx bro , That Really helped

gladiator_jai
02-15-2008, 06:10 PM
yeah, flat, gloss, semi gloss, whatever... the cover stain will seal it up real nice...



Thank you sir, appreciate your help.

gladiator_jai
02-16-2008, 02:53 PM
So I went with your advice(all who provided)...and gave it 2 coats of primer and 1 coat of spray paint, waiting to give it a second soon....looks good.... :D

BrianChia
02-16-2008, 03:10 PM
So I went with your advice(all who provided)...and gave it 2 coats of primer and 1 coat of spray paint, waiting to give it a second soon....looks good.... :D

Glad it turned out well, but we need pictures ! :)

gladiator_jai
02-16-2008, 03:40 PM
pics

before
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9391/boxbeforeuf9.th.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=boxbeforeuf9.jpg)

after

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2559/dsc00492pc4.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00492pc4.jpg)

BrianChia
02-16-2008, 03:45 PM
Looks good. :)

Are you painting that in your living room?

gladiator_jai
02-16-2008, 03:46 PM
Looks good. :)

Are you painting that in your living room?

yes....:p:. I am a student so this is all I got...well didnt ruin anything though...:D

fbi90909
02-16-2008, 03:49 PM
you didn't even sand it? looks a little rough to me.
you should have added body filler to all the edges where all the boards come together then sand the body filler to get a clean look. then i would have sanded the entire box down to get it nice and smooth. then prep with primer and paint.

outspoken
02-16-2008, 03:50 PM
lookin sharp man :) should stand up to a bit of moisture as well!

gladiator_jai
02-16-2008, 03:51 PM
you didn't even sand it? looks a little rough to me.
you should have added body filler to all the edges where all the boards come together then sand the body filler to get a clean look. then i would have sanded the entire box down to get it nice and smooth. then prep with primer and paint.

I sanded it quite well, no body filler though, the roughness is my crap cellphone cam....lol, the box is quite smooth

gladiator_jai
02-16-2008, 03:53 PM
lookin sharp man :) should stand up to a bit of moisture as well!

thanks man, I hope so, my car's a bit old so little moisture always seeps in the trunk. this will hold it well I think.
:)