LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner

Wood recommendations for picture frame to be sprayed satin black?

866 Views 17 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  ibewjon
After seeing the prices at a frame shop, I'm making a float frame for the customer of one of my pictures.

It's going to be spray painted satin black. Is there a reason not to use the maple I already have? The cost of the wood doesn't matter for such a small amount.

This is probably something I'll be doing a fair amount, so I'd like to streamline the process as much as possible.

1 - 1 of 18 Posts
Maple is a good paint grade wood. Though, of the woods you could choose from, it is probably on the more expensive side.
Commonly, lower grades of maple with mineral streaks or darker grain are used for painted projects.
Other common paint grade woods are Birch and Poplar.
Any closed grain hardwood would likely suffice.

For best results use a primer or sanding sealer first coat underneath your final coat. This will give better results.
  • Like
Reactions: 3
1 - 1 of 18 Posts