Thanks, I'm looking forward to getting all the components together so I can start building the bedroom and other rooms.
The paint turned out surprisingly nice, considering what I used. I think I'll use this paint setup for all the interior metal components and frames.
Rustoleum etching green primer on lightly scuffed clean and dry steel (no previous paint)
Super cheap "euro gray" finish:
1 quart rustoleum gloss white
1 quart rustoleum gloss gray
1 quart virgin lacquer thinner
Mix with a paint stirring stick in a gallon can
Use a touch up gun: http://www.harborfreight.com/touch-u...gun-66871.html
Set to a fan that's just wide enough to shoot the parts. Air pressure about 80 psi.
I was spraying in absolutely horrible conditions: near 100 % humidity, and cold, probably 60 F or less.
Turn up heat and let it dry for 24 hours.
The finish turned out as good as factory purchased furniture frames.
One thing that's neat about those little touch up guns like that is they don't let the VOC escape, so you can do tricks like fill it full of slightly reduced contact cement for assembling panels and other things that need gluing.
It'll sit around forever (days) and not dry out. Obviously, that won't work with a catalyzed material.
Originally Posted by Hex
Wow ... Those bunks look fantastic. I really don't know
what else to say, they're great!