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I'm looking to get Definitive Technology DI 5.5LCR in-wall spearkers. I am nervous about painting the grill of the speaker properly. The owner's manual says that the paint should be sprayed on rather than use a brush or roller. While that may be easy when buying a stock color the hardware store, I'm trying to get it to match a Benjamin Moore color we have on our walls.


I've been reading a bit and thinking about trying Preval , but have little confidence it will work properly. I have not found a hardware store that will make a custom color for aerosol.


Anyone in the New York City area have experience having their speaker covers professionally painted? Or a store that will make custom aerosol colors?
 

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Those Preval sprayers are hit and miss. Bring the paint to an auto shop. I bet they won't charge you a whole bunch to put it through their cup gun. You might even be able to find one of their guys that'll do it in his spare time for a whole lot less.
 

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I've had no problems with PreVal so long as you get enough Flotrol mixed into the paint to think it out enough. Except yesterday, yesterday I did everything right and couldn't figure out why it was clogging and clumping so easily until I went to through the damned thing away - and noticed one of the buckets of paint said "primer in the paint". Duh, read as: 3x the sandy silicates to clog up your sprayer.


So I'm off to get a pint mixed up of the room color, this time sans included primer, and they should be all set by Friday.
 

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Dilute the paint with water, probably 5:1..... Then use multiple cotton balls. Sounds tedious, it is !!


I've painted my lions share and it's a pain. Worse is if you start to clog those little holes and have to use a needle to clean them out.


Bag the spray gun idea....Good luck
 
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