Which type of Satin Black Paint for a Computer Desk?


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Old 05-09-12, 11:04 AM
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Question Which type of Satin Black Paint for a Computer Desk?

I'm ignorantly stupidly braindead when it comes to painting. I was wanting to know what type of paint I would need to make a satin black finish on a computer desk? What type of primer would be best advised(if any)? I plan on using birch wood to build the desk, but now I'm at the point of picking my paint. Something like the below
 
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Old 05-09-12, 11:15 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Given that you're going black, I'd go with oil based primer and paint (don't advise with white as oil based paint can yellow a bit in lighter colors).

Better products and advice come from paint stores than paint departments.
 
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Old 05-09-12, 11:27 AM
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Or the newer "waterbourne" enamels. Little easier to apply and clean up.....no solvent smells...almost as hard and durable as oil based.

Try a Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams or other Pro paint store for specifics.
 
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Yep, waterborne enamel would be my second choice.
 
 

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