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Appropriate paint for this homemade backbox?

By s1500

3 years ago

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    #1 3 years ago

    So I got a Centaur backglass, and commissioned a backbox to go around it, to hang on the wall. Lights come later.

    Quick question: What paint(brush or spray) should I buy that's closest to Centaur's black color? Gloss? Semi gloss? Something else?


    #2 3 years ago

    Rustoleum semi-gloss black is the typical choice for cabinets.

    #3 3 years ago

    Have you considered replicating some of the cabinet graphics?

    You could paint the sides silver, apply round stickers, then paint the whole thing black. Peel the stickers after the black is dry to reveal the silver circles.

    I agree that semi gloss black is a close match.

    #4 3 years ago
    Quoted from Steve_in_Escalon:

    Have you considered replicating some of the cabinet graphics?

    I agree that semi gloss black is a close match.

    Just looked at the graphics again, and wow, they are as metal as all could be. \m/

    But with the way the backbox is made, it's not an exact match, real-estate wise. It's not as thick, which reduces weight & makes it easier to mount on a wall. In fact, the hooks are right there.

    One thing I am considering is getting a piece of cardboard or foam core to cut holes in, mount underneath, setup some lights & just plug it into the wall.

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