I'm thinking about painting my JBL L40's black.

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  1. John Pine

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    All the components in my system are black including my center, rears and sub. My L40's are oak veneer with a medium blonde finish. When it comes to woodwork I am a novice. But, I don't think refinishing the wood will be that big of a problem. Any suggestions on what type black finish I should go with? I was hoping to use some type of spray paint to keep things easy and avoid brush marks. Also, should I use spray paint for the cloth grilles? Can someone suggest a site for this type of DIY project. Thanks!
     
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    Its very easy, I painted my speaker in black oak couple of weeks ago and it looks good. I used brush though and if you buy stain, there shouldnt be any brush mark anyways. and for the site go to http://www.diy.net
     
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    Thanks for the link Kevin! Did you have cloth grilles to paint as well? If so, how did you paint them?
     
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    Yo' Kev! Where are ya' man!
     
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    Do NOT paint the drivers or grills of the speaker. If you don't like the color of the grill cloth replace it with the acoustically transparent fabric of your choice.
     
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    Thanks for the link Greg!
     
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    I would use black stain so the wood grain is still visible. I think this would look much better. Kinda like the wood cabinets some of the high end RPTV manufacturers use. Like Pioneer.
     
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    hmmmm.....I never considered black stain. I wonder how many coats it would take and if it would be less sanding?
     
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    Come to think of it, it would likely be more sanding since the cabinets probably already come with some form of clear coat on it. To paint all you need to do is sand a little and primer first. For the stain to soak in you will need to get rid of all the clear coat first. Probably more work that you'll want.
     
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    Since I'll be doing this all by hand, I think your right. Would any type of paint finish(satin, semi-gloss etc...)allow the wood grain to come through?
     

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