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ada stand type of finish?

i'm about to buy paint for my DIY ada style stand

what type of finish is the real ada stand? high gloss? semi-gloss? low sheen?

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Almost all professionally made furniture is finished with sprayed on lacquer. No brushed on paint will duplicate that look very well. I like to use low sheen type paints and varnishes - latex paint and water based polyurethane varnish. The more glossy the finish the more the flaws show up.

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Also keep in mind that any blemishes or "impurities" (dirt, oil, smudge) will show up. So a nice clean, flat surface needs to be obtained before painting.


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stand will be sanded, undercoated (sand again if any impurities shows up)....just want to buy the paint this weekend....

i'm thinking semi-gloss at the moment
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I used 1 part Acrylic Garage Floor Epoxy by Rustoleum when I did mine, great finish and super durable.

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The ADA stands are probably a 2k Urathane finish. Not something you want to mess with on a small scale. Any good latex paint should be fine. Gloss level is up to you. You also have the option of using gloss and then rubbing it down to the level you like. All of this depends of course on the wood your stand is made of and what kind of prep work you are doing.

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thanks for all the advise, i got my paint today and man this will be my first and last stand i will make....it doesnt work out that much cheaper after all the bits i had to buy lol
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