painting plywood beadboard panels

Old 01-18-19, 08:51 AM
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painting plywood beadboard panels

In about 3--4 weeks contractors are coming to completely renovate our master bath. Since I wanted bead board instead of tile, I have purchased the bead board panels and am preparing to paint them. I have 6 4x4' panels. The problem is I don't have enough space to let them stand each on its own to dry and cure. I am using a combination paint and primer.

Is there any way I can stack them one on top of another and leave some space so that there is some air between the panels?

Thanks in advance for any ideas
Old 01-18-19, 09:05 AM
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First, I'd recommend using a dedicated primer, preferably an oil base undercoater. Latex primers don't always seal the wood good enough which could result in tannin bleed. Primer and paint combos don't do a good primer job.

You could place a stick between the boards although where the stick is it's apt to stick to the primer or paint and would likely require that small portion to be sanded and redone.

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