Painting Home Audio Speakers?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bobbykokinos, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Hey everyone..

    I just ordered a set of Polk Audio floor standing home theater speakers. I just noticed they are cherry colored and they are out of stock on black. All the other speakers I have are black as well as the rest of my components so the cherry wood will stick out like a sore thumb.

    Is there a easy way to repaint them myself and still get good results?

    Here is a pic of them in cherry.. They look good but just wont match anything

  2. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    I would do it with a roller.

    Seriously, it's going to depend on what type of finish is already on them, eg real veneer sealed with ?, vinyl veneer etc.

    Can't you wait for the right ones? Lots of time and hassle in this job and making it look good unless you're skilled at it.
  3. No.. They are all out of black and don't make them anymore.

    Its a laminent but I dont know the details of it..
  4. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    I'd suggest emailling polk for details. It may be that another veneer could be glued over the top of the existing one. Glue, knife, straightedge and iron would ba easier than applying a good black finish.
  5. Yeah, I just emailed them a couple hours ago. We'll see what they say when they reply..

    I was thinking that a whole other veneer would be easier. The easiest would be if Polk would let me swap out totally, even though I bought it from a retailer, but then I'm looking at about $40 to ship mine there and then another $40 to ship the black ones to me.

    Oh well.. We'll see.. The thing that sucks are those cherry wood ones actually look really good, but my other speakers are black and don't come in cherry.. Not to mention my TV table, TV, couches, DVD case, etc. are all back.. (man, I'm sounding womanish :rolleyes: )
  6. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    If you can swap $80 would cover the time cost and hassle of a reveneer.

    Having all your stuff look right is fine; I find it helps forget it's there and I can pay more attention to the sonics rather than the gear. I'm using extensively modified triamped Klipschorns and one of the things I love about them is they sit in the corners and are physically and aesthetically unobtrusive.