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    Painting your grinder.

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    Has anyone done this? I was looking at my MDF the other day and it is boring black. I was thinking of painting it Red, or something.

    I know powder coating is an (expensive) option, but is it possible to get a spraycan of paint and spray paint it?

    What preparation would I need to do, apart from sanding it a little, and do I need to use a coat of something like a primer etc underneath the colour I use?

    Somebody else painted an MDF a while back but cannot remember who, or what they did.

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    Re: Painting your grinder.

    Hi Lucinda,
    That was SHAUNO, who bravely painted his MDF, then sold it anyway.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1185533475
    Gary

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    Re: Painting your grinder.

    Gday Cindy,

    Powder-coating need not be that expensive for something as small as a grinder casing. You would just need to make sure that you removed all badges, stickers, etc as the original finish would then have to be sandblasted away prior to the new coat being applied. Ive had powder-coating done via our local contractor and if you dont mind waiting while they can slip it in between big jobs, it shouldnt cost all that much.... especially when you offer to drop in some freshly roasted beans ::) - helps a lot ;),

    Mal.

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    Re: Painting your grinder.

    Painting is easy enough, just make sure you do light & even coats...

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    Re: Painting your grinder.

    Powder coating is for keeps, and even on plastic panels should outlast paint.

    But if paint is the chosen medium, there are spray-packs which work well. Even ones made specifically for plastic.

    To get an enamel-like, shiny finish with spray cans is a little (is a lot) tricky. The spray pattern should be fairly wet, and that will probably lead to the paint running if overdone.

    If its done in light, dry-ish coats, it will come out flat looking, (but without runs).

    However, this will probably be an improvement on the basic black MDF.


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    Re: Painting your grinder.

    Thanks guys, I at least know it can be done now.



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