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Hello, I'm very new of DIY project.. and recently I made a working desk in garage. and I like to paint like this.

How can I paint like this way....?
 

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The image above is what I found from internet as a reference..

I just wonder how I make it more like this feeling.......

Sorry im very noob here
 

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Run down to Home Depot. Get a primer and finish coat in a color that suits you. Best to stick with latex. You will need a combination of low nap rollers and general purposes brushes. In the corners work the brushes and in the flat areas work the rollers.
 

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Run down to Home Depot. Get a primer and finish coat in a color that suits you. Best to stick with latex. You will need a combination of low nap rollers and general purposes brushes. In the corners work the brushes and in the flat areas work the rollers.
Thanks. WirelessG.... any color recommandation?
 

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I'd go with a clear satin or gloss polyurethane. That way you keep your "natural wood" look and poly is pretty resistant to most things you might spill on the wood so clean up would be easier than a latex painted finish that will scratch much easier. Color choice is yours if you go painted. I'd keep it light to help find dark things on the surface; downside is dirt will show quicker. Get dark and you'll have a tougher time finding that little spring thingey that popped out of something you are fixing.
 

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Bob has a point about the polyurethane providing a more durable finish. I have 3 benches like this and I never painted or polyed them. I never saw the need. Why do you want to paint them? For looks? For protection?
 

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Bob has a point about the polyurethane providing a more durable finish. I have 3 benches like this and I never painted or polyed them. I never saw the need. Why do you want to paint them? For looks? For protection?

Both looks and protection.. but more like I love good look.

Is it possible? paint first and polyurethane later? then can I protect the surface? Thanks WirelessG
 

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I'd go with a clear satin or gloss polyurethane. That way you keep your "natural wood" look and poly is pretty resistant to most things you might spill on the wood so clean up would be easier than a latex painted finish that will scratch much easier. Color choice is yours if you go painted. I'd keep it light to help find dark things on the surface; downside is dirt will show quicker. Get dark and you'll have a tougher time finding that little spring thingey that popped out of something you are fixing.

Thanks. but I wonder that, I did very wrong screw jobs, so it looks ugly... if I use satin or gloss polyurethane then it shows every error I made..

However, If I paint, it will be covered I think.. Am I right?
 

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If you want, putty the holes, paint it with a polyurethane-based paint. It is a workbench, not a living room coffee table. You are over-thinking this in IMO.
Good luck with the rest of the project.
 
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