Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing
You can use cheap pain for stuff like this...if you have too, but old pain is a no go. old pain gets funky! Dura Coat isn't too bad. I have seen some decent results from it. Here is how I use a rattle can:
1 Shake the crap out of it.
2 shake some more.
3 have a friend shake some while you drink a beer.
4 give your friend a beer and you shake it some more.
5 let the can settle for about a min after shaking the crap out of it.
6 lay down a very very very light coat of paint, so light you can almost see though it, i mean LIGHT. after it sits for about 15 min, hit it with another LIGHT coat of paint, just as light as the first coat. after about 15 min of sitting check the paint, don't touch it, just look. If you have a nice cover then let it sit untill its dry as can be. Once it is PERCETLY dry move on to step7
7 Sand down with a slightly higher grit paper.
8. Repeat step 6. now you have two full coats of paint.
9. sand it down with your the next grit.
10 time for the 3rd coat of paint, repeat step 6.
11. this is the fun part, look at the finish once its dry, dose it have the look you want? if not you can use some Emery cloth to give it a shine but you will need another coat of paint(might be overkill for this project)
Then we can move on to how to lay down your art work:)
EDIT: forgot to add, use a damp lint free cloth to clean the sanding dust off before you spray.... its been a long morning lol