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DIY Illuminated Movie Poster Light Box

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Raul A, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. Glenise

    Glenise Supporting Actor

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    Mike,

    What kind of paint did you use on these frames?
    Flat, semi-gloss, etc.
     
  2. MikeWh

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    Krylon High Gloss Black Polyurethane Oil Enamel (KDQ6203).

    It looks a lot like Japanese black lacquer, but is a lot more resistant to scratches and cleaning chemicals (and is a lot easier to apply, if you don't have spray equipment). I REALLY like its performance (application, leveling, etc.), and its surface hardness is very good, after about a month or two. I used it throughout the back part of my HT (countertops, refrigerator face, a large wall sconce, and these poster marquees). I usually get it at Wal-Mart.

    I prime most MDF projects with Kilz (also available at Wal-Mart).

    One note--- I didn't bother finish-painting the interior of my boxes (the face behind the poster)..... I was a little eager to get the boxes up on the walls, and I didn't want to worry about a poster sticking to a non-fully-hardened paint. So, Kilz primer is the only thing behind the posters.
     
  3. MikeWh

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