Hey guys what color and type of paint should i paint the inside of my canopy? i used 2 by 4s to frame it and still need help deciding on what type of wood to use to make the outter part of it? any thoughts here?
i will make two doors like Mike (neo) had on his 180 which mine is a 180 also! i plan to have the snap on kind like he did, probably 2 or 3 not sure yet! so what type of wood should i use to cover the 2 by 4's and that will be easy to stain and seal?
Here is what you do, first stain it what color you want, if any,Oak just sealed with whatever you want would look good.but if you do stain it,wait atleast overnight to seal it.you can try a quick dry poly but you must apply 3 coats. Sand it between coats with a sanding sponge,you can get them almost anywhere.Sherwin williams paint stores carry them as well as home depot.As for shellac getting white spots ,all finishes when broken down will get white spots,just leave a cold drink on a coffee table for a while,poly laquer or shellac,if the finish is worn it will leave a ring,But if you do not mind the smell of poly go with it,as for heat tolerance, i do not know,has not been a issue.Most stands you buy are coated with a cheap coat of poly,usually only one.Go with three you are golden.
It wouldnt hurt to seal or paint the inside of the canopy. It will help to prevent warping and moisture damage. You shouldnt need three coats though.
I would put 2-3 coats of polyurethane on the outside and at least 1 coat on the inside.
I've used polyurethane for tons of furniture and stuff including kids furniture and tabletops. No watermarks EVER. Its the toughest stuff around IMO