The grille and cabinet of your speakers may be painted. For best results, lightly sand all surfaces to be painted (cabinet and grille) with 300-400 grit sandpaper. Wash these surfaces with a moistened cloth dipped into a mild detergent to remove any fingerprints or grease. Allow speaker to dry before painting.
Care must be taken to mask off the front of the speaker to protect the tweeter, woofer and front panel form over spray. This will maintain the existing uniform dark color behind the grille and protect the woofer and tweeter from being damaged by the paint. Affix masking tape to the inboard wall of the grille groove and attach plastic or newspaper to the tape to cover the entire front panel of the speaker. Also before painting, mask the speaker wire binding posts on the rear of the cabinet to preserve their color-coding and conductivity.
Make sure that the black and red knobs are screwed down to cover the threaded metal shafts and wrap the knobs securely in masking tape.
Remove the grille before painting. For best results, use several light coats of paint instead of one heavy coat. This will help prevent the perforations in the grille from becoming clogged with paint.
Please Note: This is especially true for painting in-ceiling or in-wall grilles. You must first remove the "scrim" cloth from the grille. You can do this simply by pulling it away from the grille itself. You will then go ahead with the several light coats of spray paint, ensuring nothing is thick enough to clog any grille holes. Once painted, place the scrim cloth back up against the grille and place the grille back on the speaker.
Painting your Speakers
Paint speaker and bracket top/bottom caps separately.
- First, clean speaker cabinet and bracket top/bottom caps with mild solvent or mild detergent/water
- Then create a paint mask for speaker front (baffle) by tracing speaker grill on sheet of thicker, non-porous paper then cutting paper around tracing.
- Place grill paper mask on front of speaker (over baffle) making sure to also cover grill channel; secure with double sided tape. Do not put tape on woofer. Mask around bracket top/bottom caps making sure not to paint bracket arm and swivel mechanism. Mask logo on grill front.
- Use a spray paint that is made for plastic and spray speaker cabinet, bracket caps and grill front. Make sure not to cover grill holes. Allow all parts to dry before re-assembling speaker.
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