5 EASY STEPS

PAINTING CUSTOM INSTALL GRILLES


It's hard to describe the feeling of music taking over your body, the sound of your favorite movie action scene rushing through your veins; all from the comfort of your recently installed custom home theater room. Apartment owners take note, this is a must on your new home wish list!

Adding a custom install speaker system allows owners to create the best sound for their room and maximize the available floor space. There's just one thing. What happens when you need to paint your black home theater walls to a bright white for your teenager's new music room?

We're taking you through 5 easy steps to paint custom install speaker grilles to the perfect color for any room.

A few notes before we get started: Because your in-wall and in-ceiling speakers are meant for indoor use, you shouldn't have to worry about painting due to weathering. It's never necessary to paint your grilles and is completely a personal preference. Make sure to remove all grilles when painting your walls, using painters tape to protect your speaker.

Here we go:

  1. Remove the grille, carefully peeling off the scrim (the thin cloth material that keeps you from seeing through to the components) and set it aside.
  2. Place a drop cloth in a dust-free, well-lit, well-ventilated area. Using a paint sprayer or your desired color of spray paint, begin to evenly spray the front of the grille. Make sure you use only as much paint as necessary. Oversaturation can lead to streaks and uneven color.
  3. Use an air compressor or air can to blow excess paint out of any holes. Make sure you spray the front of the grille to ensure any extra paint ends up on the back of the grille and keeps the front looking extra clean!
  4. When you're happy with your grille and feel it looks like you intended, let it dry for 24 hours.
  5. Reattach the scrim to the inside and you're ready to install your beautiful, freshly painted grilles.

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