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Old 03-05-07, 02:46 PM
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TV stand - paint it flat black or hammered metallic black?

Just got done with a DIY TV Stand ( photos here ), and wanted opinions on what to paint it:

1. Flat black with a clear coat over it.

2. Rustoleum's Hammered Metallic paint (hides imperfections).

I was worried about stray reflections from the panels paint with the hammered metallic paint while viewing TV.
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Old 03-06-07, 04:03 AM
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I'm assuming you mean the Hammered Black for #2.

http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp...ct_id=21&SBL=1

From a purely aesthetic standpoint, that is the one I would go with. I don't think there would be much in the way of reflections. I have glass beneath my television, and I never notice it.
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I only worried about reflections with my projector. With a TV I would just paint the stand with whatever you like the best.
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Old 03-06-07, 08:34 AM
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I think I'm going to end up doing a combination of both: use flat black for the bottom sides, and black hammered on the top surfaces for both layers.

Not sure how I'm going to paint the PVC pipes, though. That'll take some experimenting...
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Old 03-08-07, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Patman
I think I'm going to end up doing a combination of both: use flat black for the bottom sides, and black hammered on the top surfaces for both layers.

Not sure how I'm going to paint the PVC pipes, though. That'll take some experimenting...
Krylon Fusion. Available in Black Hammered, # 2531.
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Old 03-08-07, 01:23 PM
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I tested the Rustoleum black hammered paint, and it works well enough for the PVC pipes, without sanding or primer. I was surprised. But I will have to try the krylon stuff because I have more speaker stands that use PVC pipes as well, so thanks for the tip!

I'm almost done with the paint process. Just need one more can of the hammered metal paint for the top surfaces and I'm done. I'd forgotten what a pain it is to paint stuff (very messy sometimes).


Oh course, I go through all this trouble, and then see a nice stand at Target for $78 that would have been just want I needed dimension-wise.
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Old 03-11-07, 12:32 AM
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Here's the final outcome after a few days of painting and waiting:

IMG_9131

I added more photos on the paint process to the same photo set listed before (in the last 9 photos for the set).
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Old 03-17-07, 11:30 PM
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More painting fun!

I put together some DIY speaker stands way back in late 2002 with left over PVC pipes (4" and 6" diameter pipes) from my subwoofer projects, and it wasn't until I did my DIY TV stand that give me no more excuses to finally paint the speaker stands, so that's what I did last weekend, and then I let the paint dry for 6 days (hopefully so that the paint on the bottom sides won't be left on the carpet when/if I move the stands elsewhere later.

IMG_9162

Here's a collection of photos dealing with the painting process.
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I would still put something underneath the stands to protect your carpet. I've had problems with stuff I've painted myself getting on the carpet after a few years.
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Old 03-18-07, 08:37 AM
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What would you suggest? Cloth or paper?
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Old 03-19-07, 09:26 AM
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Paper should do the job. Thick one is preferrable in case the paint seeps in, or you can always use two layer of newspaper.
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Old 03-19-07, 12:30 PM
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For now I ended up using some month-old Microcenter flyers, but then I sort of wondered if the ink from the flyers would somehow transfer itself to the carpet from the weight on it.
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