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  • #14774
     Anonymous

    I’m painting some luan panels that will be screwed onto flats later during load-in. I’m worried that without the lumber framing that the luan is more likely to warp.

    What tips and tricks do you have for preventing the warpage? Prime both sides? Screw the panels to the deck before painting? Any specific things I should avoid doing?

    #15277
     EvanWRapp
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    I haven’t had any success in painting it without warping. Even 1/2″-3/4″ will want to curl up on the corners.

    Can you just temporarily attach to th floor or other frames for painting?

    #15278
     Anonymous

    Yep–I can attach them to the paint deck. I just wasn’t sure how effective that would be alone.

    #15279
     abernathysj
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    I have heard that priming both sides is effective. haven’t had to do this myself though.

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    #15280
     Rachael Claxton
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

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    Priming both sides should work well! I’ve had to do that a couple of times before, especially if the treatment you’re doing on the topside is watery. Try priming the back before you go through the work of tacking them all down to the floor, but if the panels don’t stay as flat as you need them then tacking should also help!

    #15281
     Ellen Jones
    • Experience: 20+ years
    • Scenic Status: Part Time Freelance

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    If the luan has been stored vertically, it really helps to let it rest flat 24 hours before priming it.

    I have never had to paint both sides if the luan screwed down when painted. Remember if you do screw it to the paint floor, you will have to touch up everywhere the new screws go in when it is installed. I always have the problem of the where the screws came out from the first installation looking raggedy.

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    #15282
     Anonymous

    Thanks, all!

    Because they didn’t order the luan in time, the previous show is already struck and the new show is loading in… long story short, I’m just going to be painting the flats vertically, already assembled. But I’ll keep these tips for down the line when I run into a similar issue!

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