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Painting my custom stand black

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jlee

Hey all,

 

I'm going to be building a stand for a custom tank I'm having build and I've decided I want to paint it black instead of stain it. I'm just curious what kind of paint you guys used to hide the wood grain and get a nice, professional-looking coat on your stand. 

 

This is the look I'm going for

 

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Clown79

I used waterproof interior on my most recent stand. 

 

 

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Superdave

Don't know if the project is already done or not but thought I would respond anyways.  

 

My family used to own a fairly large scale (40,000 square foot) custom cabinet manufacturing facility so I have a decent amount of experience with wood and finishing.  

 

My initial thought is you are most concerned (and that may not really be the case) with hiding the wood grain, if you have not already purchased the wood, consider using maple wood or any least maple skins/veneers as this has the least noticeable grain pattern.  Oak is super strong and pine is cheap, but both can have (especially oak) a strong grain that is difficult to hide.  

 

Wood fill (for any deep or porous grain lines/marks) and extra coats of paint (with very patient sanding in between) will help as well.  

 

Good luck!

 

--Superdave 

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