rustoleum hammered paint ?

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  1. PeterV

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    hi,
    about to start painting another sub enclosure.
    picked up some rustoleum hammered black paint this morning.
    this will be used on mdf. the paint can says "no primer needed", but after doing a search people have suggested using a primer first if applying on mdf. on all my other projects i have always used a primer. would appreciate advice on this. also, if a primer is to be used, which type would be compatible with the rustoleum hammered paint? (latex, oil-based,others?)
    thanks
    peterv
     
  2. Robert_CA

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    Peter,
    Do a search in this site by typing in "rustoleum hammered finish paint". Look at KyleGS's thread entitled "unique paint finishes. This will get you started. Cheers! [​IMG]
     
  3. JimPeitersen

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    Your choice of finish may be interesting. Have you thought about the "tried & true" method of primer & spray-on bedliner (cheap at Wal-Mart)? It provides a tough, wrinkled/glossy black finish that is actually quite attractive (think the SVS box sub finish.)
    JP
     
  4. KyleGS

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    I finally figured out how to use the stuff. I chose Kilz as my primer- I usually thin it out a little. After a quick sanding of the primer I would spray on the hammer paint on surfaces that were laying flat- facing up (horizontal). Spray it on all at once, one thick coat as fast as you can. This lets the paint level out and create the little divets (sp?) that give it that hammered look. If you don't like how that looks you can just redo it in about 5 minutes. Once that side dries (it dries surprising fast) flip it and do the other sides with them facing up. My box turned out very cool looking. I put polycrylic over the hammer paint and it is VERY durable.

    BTW- if you're using the black hammered paint it looks more grey then black.

    Hope this helps you out.
     
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    hi everyone,

    robert - i found and read kyle's thread....thanks

    jim - i have given thought to the truck bedliner and am still
    considering using it. if not on this sub maybe the
    next one....thanks

    kyle - appreciate the directions for using the rustoleum
    hammered paint. i was planning to apply the paint
    with a roller or brush. the problem with spraying
    is that the temp up north here is about 12 degrees
    F. and my garage is not heated. had thought of doing
    a makeshift spraybooth in my basement since there is
    already an exhaust fan to outside, but would prefer
    not to go this route. have you ever rolled or brushed
    the rustoleum on, and with any success?
    thanks for the sub pictures.
    is that a GBP logo on the red beach chair....fishing
    trip...!!!

    thanks
    peterv
     

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