Using 1/8" dark brown hardboard as drawer bottom for very small
drawers with little load..color is too dark(brown)..can you paint
hardboard and will it stick to the slick surface? Assume a slight
sanding to rough the surface and enamel paint will work..anyone tried
> Using 1/8" dark brown hardboard as drawer bottom for very small
> drawers with little load..color is too dark(brown)..can you paint
> hardboard and will it stick to the slick surface? Assume a slight
> sanding to rough the surface and enamel paint will work..anyone tried
I'd use low cost, prefinished paneling.
Hard board will soak up a ton of paint and still look like crap.
> Actually, artists use Masonite/hardboard to paint on, the smooth side.
An artist's rendition might look neat on a drawer bottom, but wouldn't
expect it to wear very well.
Think I'll stick with the prefinished panel.
We restore vintage travel trailers and some of our work has been done on
trailers from the thirties and forties which were originally skinned in
masonite and painted. We just prime and paint the replacement masonite. No
sanding required. The trailer on my home webpage is skinned in masonite with
a canvas covered roof! Check it out here. www.vintagetrailersforsale.com
I've done it... In fact the paint was a little wet the next day at the
train show. ;-)
Some materials you can get away with not priming before you paint, but
definately prime the hardboard. If your primer's naturally thicker, that
may be a good thing. (Don't apply a thick coat, that has a tendency to
chip and flake.)
I put two coats of white primer on the hardboard before I felt it was
ready for the sky blue. Remember, it's easier to go light to dark than
dark to light.
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