Will I get a good finish if I spray paint this shelf?

I want to spray on primer from a can, then either roll on latex paint with a high density foam roller, or spray the topcoat, too.
q will i get a good finish if i spray paint this shelf
  6 answers
  • Cindy Darsey Chadwell Cindy Darsey Chadwell on Nov 21, 2017
    ive done this to several shelves and they look great!
  • Jamie Patrick Jamie Patrick on Nov 21, 2017
    I did my bookcases that looked just like that almost. I lightly sanded it down and sprayed on the primer. First try I did not shake the primer as long as I should have and it came out with very fine raised bumps not just air bubbles but actual grainy bumps, so make sure you shake and shake some more your spray can of primer.
    I let it dry then lightly sanded again and rolled on plain acrylic paint turned out great. Because I was going to be using the bookcase and it would be getting heavy usage of things going on and off again( I used it in my garage for extra canned food storage. I sprayed it with a couple coats of clear.
    Been in the garage now for 3-4 years holding up great.
    The key is the primer. I like Kilnz (spelling?) I wasnt to fond of bullseye, but thats just my opinion.
    Though some say easier to spray paint on. I kept getting drips so decided to go with the rolling
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 21, 2017
    Depends on how good you are at using the spray cans......
    • Jeanne Johnson Ortego Jeanne Johnson Ortego on Nov 21, 2017
      That would be not very good... I'm going to sand, prime with gripper primer, let it cure, then paint. I realized just how much time and spray paint it would take just to cover the black. Thanks for the help.
  • Pg Pg on Nov 21, 2017
    Rough it up first by sanding, so the paint will have a rough surface to adhere to it. Then remove all sanding dust before priming. Use thin coats when spraying and stand back far enough. This is so you won't have drips form.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 21, 2017
    If you spray, just make sure you do thin coats, even if it means lots of coats to get the coverage you need.
  • Jeanne Johnson Ortego Jeanne Johnson Ortego on Nov 21, 2017
    Thank you all! Your answers were very helpful! I'll post the project when I'm done, so you can see how it turned out.
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