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Old 07-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Automotive or Acrylic Enamel for Table?


Hi, I have a conference room table that I need finished. I was going to have it sent out to an auto body shop (that has painted furniture for me before), but before I do I would like a second opinion. I recently completed a wall unit and sprayed SW ProClassic Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel on it myself with a basic airless sprayer and I loved the finish. It went on flawlessly and seemed rock hard. Is this a suitable finish for a table that will see a lot of wear and tear? I figure the 2 stage auto finish will be more durable, but much harder to fix scratches and nicks over time. The table itself is 1.5" MDF with 1/4" roundovers. I would prime it with BIN, as that's what work for me before.

Thanks for your time and look forward to any help!

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I have had body shops do lots of painting for me.

However, I think you are asking a six of one half dozen of the other sort of question. I should think either finish would serve you well. The automotive finish might actually be more prone to chipping. On the other hand, the interior enamel is going to need 30 days to cure fully.

If you do not have room to spray your table I would take it to the body shop. Alternatively, you could roll the finish on. I would add Floetrol to the interior home paint.

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