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Painting a baffle

Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:45 am

Hello,
I'm finishing up a cabinet for a Dayton RSS390 HO, and I want to paint the baffle satin or flat black. The rest of the cabinet will get cherry veneer. The baffle is already glued on, so I can either paint it now, or veneer first, mask the edge, then paint the baffle. One of those choices would be the best, but I sure don't know which. Should I try to lay the veneer so that it does not need to be trimmed at the baffle edge, or let it run over, and then trim it? I like using a roller, but would consider a rattle can.  Please help, guys! I know any approach will work, but the right one will save me lots of pain.
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Re: Painting a baffle

Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:24 am

I'd do the veneer first and put a clear coat on it.   Mask it off and then paint with black.    If you use a water-based black paint, it would be easier to remove any stray black that gets on the veneer.

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Re: Painting a baffle

Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:55 am

I've asked a cabinet maker to see what he says, but Marks advice sounds good for where you are at.
 
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Re: Painting a baffle

Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:23 am

Thanks guys!! I had to glue the baffle on because the Parts Express flat pack has a stepped fit up between the baffle and cabinet, so the seam line would be 3/4 on top and bottom, and 1.5" on the sides. First time I've used a flat pack, and I must say, other than the baffle, it's been nice!
 
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Re: Painting a baffle

Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:09 pm

For a roll-on water-based semi-flat black, I'm really partial to General Finishes Lamp Black paint. I've sprayed it too, but it needs a little thinning with water to spray best.

It can be purchased at woodworking retailers like Woodcraft or Rockler.

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