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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2014, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Repainting a stand

Any of you guys here ever repainted or put a new finish on a wooden stand? There's this stand that's pretty cheap for a tank I might setup, except for I really don't care for the pine color that it is.

Would it look alright to repaint it?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2014, 11:34 PM
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Rough up the surface. Put a coat of shellac. Paint it.

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Not a whole lot different than painting other things. It's done all the time. Prep is the main thing to consider. If there are lumps of paint missing so that there will be dips in the finished job, sanding may make it much smoother. Clean it of all dust and loose stuff as the hew will just flake off if it put over dirt.
Normally using the same type paint as the existing will get better results. Oil base over oil and latex over latex. do it in several coats rather than one single too thick coat.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 02:07 AM
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I just reprinted my stand. It was that generic type stand that came with my tank as a combo. I didn't really even rough it up. I used a Zinsser primer and painted right over it. It came out just as I wanted it. No biggie at all!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2014, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Actually, the stand is brand new and is just come weird pine color. I really don't know if it's just paper though, or it's stained that way or what.
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Hit it with a fine scotch Brite to scuff it up prime and paint.
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