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    Hello chaps,

    Still working on dribs and drabs at my house and have a quick question for you?

    Can I spray paint wood?

    OK, situation is my bath panel is made of wood, and currently its in a yucky brown finish which makes the bathroom dark, I want a nice smooth finish but dont want to go through the hassle of gloss paint as it takes ages to dry and I want it crisp smooth.....so can I simply spray paint it?

    At the moment it looks like its a wood panel with like a brown film like surface, so its smooth?

    I want to paint it white, whats the best thing to use?

    Thanks.

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    yes mate no probs did same to our bath panel B&Q do some good stuff we did have dk oak in bath room then went white but as we got a larger bath couldnt get a panel to fit so sprayed it been ok for yrs now

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    I made some speaker boxes for my front room in White. I used 3 layers of primer and 4 top coats and They came out perfect. I made these out of mdf.

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    Any pointers as to which spray to use? Can I use automotive spray or is there better stuff?

    Also, I do think this is just MDF underneath the film surface?

    Would I need to sand it or just go with primer and then top coat?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaux-Man-G View Post
    Any pointers as to which spray to use? Can I use automotive spray or is there better stuff?

    Also, I do think this is just MDF underneath the film surface?

    Would I need to sand it or just go with primer and then top coat?

    Thanks.
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    if you are going to sand it down to bare MDF, you'd be best getting sanding sealer. Once its' sealed spray paint will take really well to it, if you don't seal it MDF will 'drink' paint.

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    If its a plain sheet of wood, no mouldings, you could vinyl wrap it in white.

    Also, have you tried using some of the mini foam rollers for Gloss and other kinds of paint, gives a very good finish, better than with a brush.

    instead of Gloss, you can paint MDF with plain emulsion, I did our Loft hatch with white emulsion and a mini foam roller, took about 6 coats to get a good coverage, but a nice smooth finish.

    if your worried about water affecting the paint, use some of the kitchen and bathroom emulsions, which have a wipe clean water resistant finish. The paint has more "plastic" in it, but is still water soluble.

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