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Forum topic by Rob_s posted 09-23-2018 01:44 PM 370 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-23-2018 01:44 PM

I’m making a towel rack with a pine shaker-style back. I had to use pine because my Home Depot apparently doesn’t have poplar. It’s pretty well knot-free, so that’s good anyway.

Anyhow, I’m finishing up the sanding today and then will be on to paint. I’m wondering what type of paint would be best given (a) it’s a bathroom and (b) it’ll come into contact with we towels and swimsuits.

My wife used Benjamin Moore Regal on the walls on the advice of the guys at the BM store, so I’m leaning towards using that to match the color.

any other suggestions? It’d be great if it was something I could spray, but might also need to be brushed.

I’m planning on painting the panels and the frame of the backer separately, and then final assembling with some pin nails to hold the panels in place, if that matters. I’ve left room around the edges of the panel for some pain buildup.


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#1 posted 09-23-2018 04:22 PM

right, wrong, or indifferent – this is what I use with good results for a damp/wet environment.

anything of similar nature from Ben Moore or Sherwin-Williams will do just as well.
if you are going with a gloss white, you can also use the Rust-Oleum rattle can.
for a project that small, just use disposable brushes.

why not ask the guys behind the paint desk at Ben Moore what they suggest for your project ?



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