Originally Posted by amairphoto
About to get these in the movie theater and I have the two front T's and the C speaker. I wasnt anticipated having a dedicated theater when I purchased them. Now I am thinking of painting them black, would it be best to sand them down? theyre the gloss white.
Just to cut to the chase, I'm an x-automotive spray-painter so I maybe able to help.
What results are you looking for?
Have you got a compressor & spray-gun or will you be using a brush?
If you're doing it yourself in the shed, I'd simply use a semi-gloss water-based paint & spray them.
If the speakers are of a smooth Gloss flat finish I'd simply use a 1200 grit sand-paper. I'd dip the paper in a bucket of water for best results, give it a little shake before rubbing as you don't want to soak the speakers. Using water with the sand-paper will prevent harsh scratch marks & give best results. Make sure you have a shamy or rags to wipe down the speakers when finished. Obviously, don't get water on any surfaces of the speakers that aren't already sealed with paint etc.
Tape areas that you don't want to paint. Then hang them up using something strong like wire as you don't want them to fall & smash on the ground.
Preposal them down (takes away any oil / silcone that maybe of the surface) & finally, "Tack-rag" them (removes lint, hairs & fine dust from surface).
All the prep-work has been done, just simply paint them making sure you let them dry in between coats. 2 coats ok but 3 coats will be better.