Originally Posted by shample
No offense taken.
No offense to Borderdog though, but the guy stains wood for a living. He isn't a professional painter. Body shops paint more than steel. They paint wood, various plastics, fiberglass, steel, aluminum, and bondo. Wood is not an issue. Heck, as I stated previously, I sprayed my own polished granite speaker platforms satin black in my garage and they look wonderful. No runs, and an even perfect finish. How do you think speakers get a colored and/or gloss finish? They get sprayed.
It's not rocket science. Painting a few pieces of wood should be a cake walk for a professional painter, and with a little practice, even easy for you.
Shample,i am just the middle man here,but Borderdog was a little offended by your remarks,here is his PM to me.
Stains wood for a living? If I saw him in person, I'd probably punch him.
"What is a professional painter? Is it only in the auto body field? Are not the people in the cabinet or furniture industries professional painters?
I've only been a "professional painter" of wood for over 40 years. I have a room specifically designed for spraying finishes and I'm a wood guy, as does everybody in the wood working industry. . If I want my vehicle finished, I go to an auto body shop, if the auto body guy wants a wood piece finished, he comes t o me.
"Shample calling me someone who "stains wood for a living. He isn't a professional painter". My god, the ignorance. Staining a wood, and color matching is an art unto itself, but the staining/tinting is only the beginning. It does not end there. After the coloring of the wood comes the finishes...whether it be a lacquer, varnish, or a polyutherane. Everything has to be compatible.
When no quarter asked my advice on finishing his naim stand, he was asking about finish over the existing finish. Now, auto finishes will work on raw wood, but if your are trying to do a different finish on top of an existing wood finish, you can run into compatibility issues.
But, why would you want an automotive finish on your wood? The speaker companies who say they use automotive finishes on their speakers is just marketing. In the long term, the standard wood finish on wood will look and hold up better than automotive finish on wood.