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Old 07-13-06, 06:29 PM
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Question Mactac

Okay just wondering.
I have a entertainment unit made of particle board with mactac over top and i wanted to panit it black so it would go with my other furniture. My father told me that its not really possible to paint over eccept with some kind of paint you can buy specifically for mactac but that it only comes in white.
Is there anyway of painting over the mactac?

Thank you very much,
~Charlie
 
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Old 07-13-06, 07:50 PM
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Welcome to the forums Charlie

First off I don't know what mactac is

If it is like formica you can sand it well and use a solvent based primer but it is still a crap shoot on how well it will adhere.

If it is the thin veneer, hide grade contact paper like stuff, it does ok if you prime with shellac.

If it is some other type of finish/material, please try to explain and we'll try to figure out the best plan of attack.

Oil base and waterborne enamels will give the hardest finish. Latex enamels don't take abuse very well.
 
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Old 07-13-06, 10:18 PM
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Mactac is sort of like really thin wood panneling. It feels like finnished wood but it's about the thickness of a sheet of printer paper
 
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I would wipe it down with a deglosser and then use a solvent based primer.
 
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Old 07-16-06, 03:33 PM
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okay thank you very much for that
 
 

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