HOW-TO: Build a 24" Poker Drink Cart / Food Cart / Side Table

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What kind/brand of paint and primer did you use. Planning to paint mine this weekend and buy materials for a second one
 

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Nice! Now to do it 3 more times.
Having a hard time thinking about that right now!! :eek::confused:eek:_O:ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

What kind/brand of paint and primer did you use. Planning to paint mine this weekend and buy materials for a second one
Everything was Rustoleum Painter's Touch.

I used gray spray primer and quickly regretted it... It just took way too much spray paint (but gave a smooth finish). Switched to brush application for the top coat SemiGloss Black, and super fine sanded between coats. If I were to do it again I'd use brush paint from beginning to end.

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Wipe down with a damp cloth after sanding to clean up the dust. And don't forget the tack-cloth for a good once over before the next coat.
 

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Having a hard time thinking about that right now!! :eek::confused:eek:_O:ROFL: :ROFLMAO:



Everything was Rustoleum Painter's Touch.

I used gray spray primer and quickly regretted it... It just took way too much spray paint (but gave a smooth finish). Switched to brush application for the top coat SemiGloss Black, and super fine sanded between coats. If I were to do it again I'd use brush paint from beginning to end.

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Wipe down with a damp cloth after sanding to clean up the dust. And don't forget the tack-cloth for a good once over before the next coat.
Sweet, thanks for the info!
 

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I have built six of these from my own design which is surprisingly similar to this build thread. However, I am not really pleased with the finish. I used a satin black spray paint from the can. Not good.

I brush painted the first two and they are aweful.

So what’s the secret to getting a nice smooth painted surface? I know surface prep is key. Clearly I don’t know squat about paint finishing.
 
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