stain or paint, maple frames black?

RoseAbbeyNovember 18, 2009

We are having a couple of custom mirror frames made out of maple for our master bath. I will be doing the staining or painting to turn them black. I have couple of questions. What should I be buying, paint or stain? Also what sheen would look best, flat or satin? TIA

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Staining maple black will be very difficult as the grain is very dense and maple also blotches sometimes.

That means the easier route is paint.

To paint, first primer.

If I nwere painting a mirror frame in a bathroom, I would use gloss for the better moisture resistance.

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